Coachella is for the gays this year.
Frank Ocean is making his much-anticipated return this spring, headlining the famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival along with Bad Bunny and BLACKPINK. Ocean is making history as an out, queer artist headlining the iconic festival.
The complete Coachella 2023 lineup was announced today, showing the three headliners, as well as other big acts like Björk, Charli XCX, Flo Milli, Latto, ROSALÍA, Pusha T, The Kid LAROI, and Gorillas.
Ocean is headlining the third day of the festival, which will be on April 16 and again on April 23.
Other queer artists performing this year include Ashnikko, Doechii, Ethel Cain, Kali Uchis, MUNA, YUNGBLUD, and Kaytranada.
Ocean was originally slated to headline the festival way back in 2020. Other headliners were supposed to be Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott. The festival was postponed due to the pandemic, and this year is the first year Ocean has been available since then.
Because of these rare circumstances, Ocean was announced as a headliner for the 2023 festival all the way back in the summer of 2021. He will be the first out queer man to headline the festival.
Last year saw plenty of queer artists take the Coachella stage, including Phoebe Bridgers, Rina Sawayama, Arlo Parks, Orville Peck, Kim Petras, Pabllo Vittar, Brockhampton, girl in red, 100 gecs, and MIKA.
Coachella 2023 will take place over two weekends. The first is April 14-16, and the second is April 21-23. You can buy passes beginning this Friday, January 13.