Coachella’s headliners are a tight-lipped secret each year, but we’ve actually known about one of them for a while now: After being slated for the canceled 2020 edition but not able to perform at the 2022 return, Frank Ocean was teased for a spot on the 2023 lineup. Well, good news: He’s indeed topping this year’s bill.
Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean will headline this year’s fest, as well as Calvin Harris, who gets a “returning to the desert” credit. Coachella will once again stage two weekends of nearly identical lineups in Indio from April 14 to 16 and 21 to 23, 2023.
There’s truly a something-for-everyone vibe to this year’s lineup, with a mix of old favorites and more recent radio heavy hitters filling up the rest of the lineup: Gorillaz, Björk, Rosalía, Eric Prydz, Burna Boy, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Blondie, Becky G, boygenius, Underworld and literally dozens of others. Oh, and to seemingly satisfy the “as seen on TV/movies” slot, Labrinth and Dominic Fike, both of Euphoria fame, each have a spot on the lineup.
As is the case just about every year, a large portion of the tickets up for grabs were claimed during last summer’s presale. A “very limited” number of passes for the first weekend, as well as passes for the second weekend, will go on sale Friday, January 13 at 11am. Including fees, general admission for the first weekend costs $649, while the second weekend runs from $549 to $649, depending on which tier of tickets you can claim. VIP ranges from $1,119 to $1,399.
Of course, all of this is always subject to change: Last January, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West back when you still liked him) was announced as a headliner, but he dropped out just over a week before the fest and was replaced by the Weeknd.