Coachella announces 2023 dates after Frank Ocean was revealed to headline upcoming music extravaganza
Coachella has announced its 2023 dates.
The music festival revealed it will be returning to the field April 14-16 and April 21-23.
Last year, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival co-founder Paul Tollett revealed to the Los Angeles Times that Frank Ocean would be headlining the 2023 festival.
Festival season: Coachella will be returning in 2023 on April 14-16 and April 21-23 with Frank Ocean set to headline
Fans can now register to gain access to advance ticket sales, which is set to begin June 17 at 10AM PT.
‘Coachella returns April 14-16 & April 21-23, 2023,’ the festival tweeted on Tuesday, along with a cactus emoji and directions on registering for advance sale tickets.
The announcement came just weeks after Coachella 2021 ended with performances by headliners The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia, Harry Styles, and Billie Eilish. At age 20, Eilish was the youngest artist to ever headline the festival.
It also marked the first time festival goers were able to attend the music extravaganza since 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic.
Hitting a high note! The festival shared the big news via Twitter on Tuesday
Traditionally the event kicks off the summer concert circuit in the US, and after a three-year hiatus, Coachella returned without requiring any Covid vaccinations, tests, masks or social distancing – but there were two testing areas on festival grounds and even more nearby.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the US two years ago, the festival rescheduled from April 2020 to October of that year, before being outright cancelled for the first time in 20 years that June.
After being pushed back due to the pandemic, the festival announced its long awaited return on New Year’s Day 2021 with a simple tweet that read: ‘See you in the desert. Coachella returns 15-17 & 22-24, 2022’.
They’re back! The festival returned earlier this year for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic
Kanye West was originally set to headline the 2022 festival but pulled out of the event last-minute.
Organizers had to scramble and were able to secure The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia, who have collaborated in the past though the shortened timeline may have made it impossible for the two popular acts to coordinate an act together.
Ye was reportedly going to perform alongside controversial artist Travis Scott who has remained relatively reclusive since the Astroworld tragedy last year that left 10 people dead.
While it’s not totally clear why Ye pulled out of the show last minute, an industry insider told Page Six that he hadn’t so much as rehearsed for the big show at the time.
Kanye West was originally set to headline the 2022 festival but pulled out of the event last-minute