Coachella has unveiled its 2023 lineup, which includes performances by our very own Ali Sethi on day three as well as headliners Frank Ocean, BLACKPINK, and Bad Bunny. India’s Diljit Dosanjh, who will perform on the second day, is also on the list of artists.
On the biggest stage in the world, Gorillaz, Björk, Rosala, Chemical Brothers, Boygenius, Blondie, Pusha T, Charli XCX, and more are scheduled to perform. The Pasoori hitmaker announced the news on Instagram. “Everyone come out!” In his post, Sethi wrote.
His announcement met with congratulatory messages from his peers. Aima Baig, Adnan Malik, and Talal Qureshi lauded the famed singer for this incredible feat.
After Grammy winner Arooj Aftab serenaded the crowd at Coachella last year, Ali Sethi is the second Pakistani artist to perform on the main stage this year. As the first Coachella festival since the start of the pandemic began in the California desert on Friday, revellers dressed in thong bodysuits, wearing glitter eyeshadow, and covered in neon partied until the early hours of the morning.
Due to the postponement and eventual cancellation of the anticipated 2020 event, Coachella 2022 marked the first time the festival ever took a break between years. Following that, AEG started a series of layoffs, furloughs, shortened workdays, and pay reductions. After that, Coachella was moved to April 2021 before being postponed once more in January 2021 because of continuing coronavirus worries.
In April 2022, the festival made a triumphant return, but not without drama. Kanye West abruptly dropped out of the lineup less than 10 days before Coachella’s first weekend was set to begin. The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia took his place. Phantom Labs, a Los Angeles-based production and design company, later sued West for $7.1 million, claiming that he owed them money for work done on his postponed Coachella performance.
Harry Styles made his Coachella debut as the headlining act, opening the first set of the evening in a fur coat before taking it off to reveal a disco ball-inspired outfit as he danced down the runway with throngs of screaming fans at his feet. The coronavirus pandemic forced Coachella to cancel its 2020 edition, which began a chaotic two-year period of show cancellations, rescheduled performances, and lineup changes.
The annual music festival takes place over two weekends: April 14–16 and April 21– 23 — at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Tickets to Coachella 2023, including three-day General Admission and VIP passes, go on sale Friday, January 13.