Good news for music lovers as Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival which is set to happen in April 2023 is to have headliners including K-pop juggernaut Blackpink, Bad Bunny and Frank Ocean enthralling everyone with their music. A full line-up of the stars performing at the much-awaited Coachella global music festival was revealed on January 10 and it is nothing short of impressive.

Making history is the wildly popular girl band Blackpink, which is slated to perform on April 15 and 22 and is the first K-pop act to headline the event. Another first-time headliner is Bad Bunny, the first Latin musician to perform here.

Another attraction for this year’s Coachella is Frank Ocean who was booked for the 2020 event which eventually got cancelled due to the pandemic. Also, EDM sensation Calvin Harris is a returning artist to the desert.

Indian music sensation Diljit Dosanjh who created waves with his ‘Born To Shine’ world tour and Pakistani artist Ali Sethi are among the performers as well. The inclusive Coachella line-up sure has wowed the fans around the globe — the event will occur over two weekends, 14-16 April and 21-23 April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

More about Coachella 2023 and its line-up

Image credit: BLACKPINK/Instagram

Blackpink’s Coachella journey

This sensational South Korean band comprises members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. They were the first K-pop group to perform on the Coachella stage in 2019 and will be returning as headliners in 2023. They indeed have come a long way since their debut album in 2016 called Square One. This indeed is a proud moment for them and their fans because they will be joining the prestigious list of female stars headlining one of the biggest music fests in the world. This includes Björk, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish.

The band has been getting a lot of love from their fans as they have been on a world tour which kickstarted in October 2022. The girls covered important destinations in Europe and North America, with shows in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand that have been planned for 2023, as a part of this tour.

Coachella 2023: Who are the other artists to perform?

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Bad Bunny in “Moscow Mule”; Image credit: IMDb

The mood to groove in the desert is set because this year’s line-up includes 50 biggest music artists including Gorillaz, Burna Boy, Björk, Kaytranada, Rosalía, The Kid LAROI, Kali Uchis, A Boogie, Dominic Fike, Charli XCX, Labrinth, Becky G, Metro Boomin, 070 Shake, Flo Milli, MUNA, YUNGBLUD, Doechii, Remi Wolf, BENEE, Idris Elba, Uncle Waffles, Jackson Wang, Latto, Willow, Rae Sremmurd, Fousheé, Sasha Alex Sloan, The Linda Lindas, Ethel Cain, Shenseea, EARTHGANG and UMI.

Bookings are now open. Very limited passes are available for the first weekend. Here is where you can book your passes for the second weekend.

(Main and featured image: Coachella/Instagram)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore

written by.

Preeti Kulkarni

After completing her PG in New Media from the Asian College of Journalism, Preeti has worked in a daily and a magazine before finding her calling in digital journalism. A lover of single malts and an avid pop culture junkie, you can catch her at the movies on weekends or binge-watching the latest shows on OTT when she is not busy preparing her toddler for his Hogwarts letter.
Blackpink Is The First K-Pop Band To Headline Coachella 2023 — View The Line-Up Here
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