Frank Ocean Confirms His Presence At Coachella In The Last Weekend

Frank Ocean had cancelled his appearance at Coachella 2023’s second weekend. According to the authorities, the musician will no longer be the festival’s headlining act on Sunday, April 23. Due to his health issues, it has been revealed that Blink-182 will play in place of Frank Ocean.

In the days before his performance, Ocean hurt his ankle while cycling around the event. As a result, the production was altered to account for the injury.

Contrary to prior rumours, Coachella organisers later on Thursday confirmed that Blink-182 will not take Frank Ocean’s place as Sunday’s headlining act.

Coachella’s inaugural weekend was marked by heated incidents that began with Ocean’s opening concert starting an hour late and its live stream being removed from Youtube just before it began. Participants reported that dancers and the bandmates covered up Ocean. He occasionally seemed to be lip-syncing, and a spectator called the performance more of a “listening party” than a concert.

After a little more than an hour, the headliner said to the crowd, “Guys I’m being told that’s a curfew, so that’s the end of the show.”

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s statement from Ocean’s representatives, Ocean expressed his opinion of his performance: “‘It was chaotic. There is some beauty in chaos. It isn’t what I intended to show but I did enjoy being out there and I’ll see you soon.’ — Frank Ocean.” 

At around 4:20 pm on Thursday, the organisers announced the revised set schedules for their three-weekend music festival.

Before the unnamed closing act, Blink-182 will perform from 9:20 to 10:20 p.m., according to the festival’s official Twitter account. At 10:25 p.m., the weekend’s last show is scheduled to begin.