Coachella 2023 lineup

One of the largest and most popular festivals in the world breaks the silence and announces who will be performing this year in California



The 2023 performers at this years Coachella Festival, set to have a more diverse cast of performers than ever before

Jill Sousley, Staff Reporter

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a festival held every year in the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. The festival’s origins can be traced back to 1993 and since then it has only gotten more popular. Coachella has progressed immensely from the time it was first held to now. With diversity and popularity in their artists, increasing crowd sizes, and remarkable profits, this festival is known around the world and it is extremely difficult to attend.

Coachella released their lineup later than usual, which left possible attendees on their toes awaiting the announcement. On Jan. 10 at around 12 p.m., Coachella tweeted, “Ugh was stuck in the drafts,” followed by an image of the 2023 lineup. This year in particular is significant because for the first time ever, none of the headliners are white.

The headliners for the weekend include Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean. 2018 and 2020’s lineup were also diverse, featuring performers such as Beyonce, The Weeknd, and Frank Ocean. There is significant diversity in the rest of the performers for the festival as well. Each year Coachella presents new artists, and new stories.

The return of Frank Ocean is also significant. He was set to perform in the 2020 festival, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Fans were ecstatic about his planned appearance, and it can be inferred that said fans were very disappointed to hear that he was not going to be performing, and they didn’t know if he would get another chance. The wait is over, and fans can get excited again because Frank Ocean will get that second chance.

Overall, the Coachella lineup seems to be stacked with a popular, talented, diverse group of artists that will definitely show out for the weekend. Tickets went on presale on Friday, Jan. 13, and passes were sold out almost immediately. For those who still want to attend, passes are still being sold on secondary markets such as StubHub, MegaSeats, Vivid Seats, and many more.