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Coachella 2023: Frank Ocean, BLACKPINK and Bad Bunny are heading to the desert

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It's time to book those flights and do a mental rundown on the friends you travel with best. The organisers behind Coachella have just dropped a mammoth lineup for its 2023 iteration and we've got all the details for you to chew on.

As was the case with most festivals, Coachella took a hiatus for two years due to the pandemic. Following on from the success of last year's return, it looks like everything is finally business as usual. Which means, the festival is set to return to the Empire Polo Club in Indio across two weekends in April: April 14-16 and 21-23.


Who is headlining Coachella 2023?

While its normal for the lineup to remain a mystery up until a few months prior, one headlining act we didn't need to speculate on was the presence of Frank Ocean. Back in August 2021, it was announced that the Blonde artist would play at Coachella 2023, to make up for his missed slot at the 2020 festival which was postponed, then dropped.

Meanwhile, the presence of BLACKPINK and Bad Bunny at the top of the lineup marks a couple of firsts for the festival. BLACKPINK are the first K-Pop group to nab a headliner spot, and the same goes for Bad Bunny who is first artist from Latin America and first Spanish-language musician to headline as well.

It only gets better too. Björk, the Gorillaz and Rosalía sit on the next line down. And a little further across you'll find boygenius, the sad girl supergroup which comprises of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker, along with the news that Blondie, Ethel Cain, El Michels Affair, the Kid Laroi, Willow, Dominic Fike, Mura Masa, and many, many more are set to perform. What a treat.


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When do Coachella 2023 tickets go on sale?

Set your alarms. The scramble for passes kicks off at 11am (Pacific Time) on January 13. Register now at the Coachella website and browse options for ticket payment plans as well as accommodation packages.


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