Coachella is set to return later this year with its queerest line-up ever.

Taking place across two weekends in April in Indio, California, BLACKPINK, Bad Bunny and Frank Ocean have all been announced as headliners. The latter was due to headline in 2020, but the event was rescheduled various times and was later cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As well as Ocean, the line-up boasts a plethora of LGBTQ+ artists such as Ashnikko, Boygenius, Christine and the Queens, Doechii, Ethel Cain, Lava La Rue, MUNA, Remi Wolf, Snail Mail, Wet Let, WILLOW, Yungblud, Yves Tumor and 070 Shake, who just topped the UK Singles Chart with her feature on RAYE’s Escapism.

LGBTQ+ favourites also include headliners BLACKPINK and Bad Bunny, in addition to Becky G, Björk, Charli XCX, Dominic Fike and Rosalía.

North America’s largest musical festival will make history this year with Bad Bunny, who becomes the first Latino artist and first Spanish-language performer to headline. The singer broke a record last year as Spotify’s most-streamed artist in the world for the third consecutive year, with over 18 billion streams.

His fifth studio album Un Verano Sin Ti, also made history as the first Spanish-language album to earn a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.

After playing the festival in 2019, BLACKPINK are set to become the first Korean act and first all-female group to headline Coachella. Their second studio album, Born Pink, topped the charts in the US and UK, making them the first female Korean act to do so.

Coachella will mark the long-awaited comeback of Ocean, who hasn’t released a full collection since his acclaimed 2016 album Blonde. In the years since, however, Ocean has released a string of singles including Dear April, Cayendo, In My Room and DHL.

See the full line-up for Coachella 2023, which takes place from April 14 to 16 and then again from April 21 to 23, below.


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