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Coachella confirms Frank Ocean as headliner and reveals dates for 2023

I’m just trying to be as fair as I can to artists and to the fans’ says Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett about revealing Frank Ocean as a headliner so far in advance.

Grab your agenda and clear your calendar for April 2023, as the dates for the next edition of Coachella have been confirmed. Back once again in Indio, California, the festival will take place over the weekends of April 15 to 17 and April 21 to 23 next year. This information was advanced by the organization this Tuesday, leaving festivalgoers already dreaming about 2023.

The Indio-based festival is notorious for getting headlining acts each year that provide unique experiences that are impossible to get almost anywhere else. Three artists each year etch their name in history on the Coachella mainstage with a larger-than-life production and unforgettable storytelling. And as we look ahead to next year’s edition, it’s impossible to hold in the excitement over the latest announcement regarding 2023.

Co-founder Paul Tollett did not spare himself in spreading excitement about the next edition of Coachella and confirmed Frank Ocean as a headliner, to the surprise of many. It is not usual this far from the festival to reveal the lineup, but Tollett explained to the Los Angeles Times his decision:

‘Right now, it’s the Wild West (…) I’m just trying to be as fair as I can to artists and to the fans to make sure that eventually they get to see everyone that we talked about.’

Frank Ocean was one of the headliners expected at the cancelled 2020 edition of Coachella, and it has now been confirmed that the American artist will return to the lineup for the 2023 edition.

Ocean’s return to the spotlight has long been rumored. Regarded by many as one of the greatest musicians of this generation, his work has earned countless awards and certifications. Ocean has won two Grammys in his career. One being for his debut studio album, ‘Channel Orange,’ which made Rolling Stone’s 500 Albums Greatest of All Time list. He recently celebrated the album’s 10th anniversary with a new episode of his infamous show ‘Blonded Radio.’

While it is not confirmed, if the 2020 Coachella lineup revealed anything, it’s that we can expect Ocean to close out the entire festival on both Sundays. By next April it is anticipated that the world will have brand new music from the Louisiana-born artist as he has recently teased new material by revealing that he has been working in a studio in Malibu.

Apart from these, there aren’t many more details about next year’s lineup. Festivalgoers who are already eager for their tickets should register here to get access to the advance sale starting this Friday, June 17 at 7:00 pm CET. Those who register will receive a purchase link and a unique code to buy passes before the general public sale.

While you dream about Coachella 2023, relive here the highlights of this year’s edition of the festival, which did not lack the best music.


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