Coachella 2023 Line-up Buzz Sees BLACKPINK, SZA and More Headlining
As people around the world prepare to welcome the New Year, many are looking forward to one of the biggest events on the music festival calendar.—Coachella 2023.
After the festival’s successful return in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Coachella 2023 officially takes place starting Friday, April 14 and ending on Sunday, April 23.
Festival lovers may already have their tickets to Coachella, but the full lineup has yet to be revealed. Frank Ocean, who was originally scheduled to perform in 2020, is the only act confirmed to perform so far, but that hasn’t stopped music lovers from speculating who will headline the Coachella stage under the sun. Californian.
Newsweek took a look at the Coachella 2023 lineup buzz.
Coachella 2023 Line-up Buzz: Who Will Perform?
Gossip site Deux Moi was one of the first to name Rihanna as a potential Coachella 2023 headliner.
Deux Moi’s social media accounts, active on Instagram and Twitter, share anonymous tips from followers, revealing celebrities and Hollywood gossip.
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, Two Me posted an image of an anonymous tweet naming Rihanna as the Coachella headliner, along with news Rihanna will soon be announcing a world tour and new single.
The posts read, “I hear Rih is considering Coachella and the tour is pushed back to 2024 or winter 2023 will probably be summer 2024 at its point. Also, Rih’s single is coming next month.”
Newsweek asked a rep for Rihanna for comment.
Rihanna had been on a music hiatus since releasing her album in 2016 Anti. She returned to the music scene in October 2022, with the first single from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, titled “Lift Me Up”.
If the rumors are true, 2023 is sure to be a big year for the pop icon.
K-pop group BlackPink performed at Coachella in 2019 and many fans are hoping Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa will take the stage again in a title track.
The group was named Time‘s Entertainer of the Year for their contributions to music in 2022 and recently embarked on their world tour, which is set to end in June 2023.
The band have new music on the way and have released their second studio album, Born pink, in September 2022 to huge success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 2022 and reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart, the first time since Destiny’s Child cut both charts with Survivor in 2001.
SZA fans have waited five years for her to release her second album, S.O.S., and it did not disappoint.
S.O.S. reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart and broke the record for the biggest streaming week ever for an R&B album.
There’s no doubt that fans would love to see SZA perform SOS live, alongside some of his other big hits, including “All the Stars” (maybe Kendrick Lamar will make an appearance?), “Good Days” and “Kiss Me More” (fingers crossed for a Doja Cat duet).
After her impressive Glastonbury Festival debut in 2022, pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo has established herself as a festival staple.
Rodrigo’s first album Acid met with critical and commercial success, with the 19-year-old winning three Grammy Awards, two Billboard number one singles and reaching number one on the Billboard 200.
Fans shared their excitement that Rodrigo could headline the Coachella festival.
One fan tweeted, “Give Olivia Rodrigo the biggest stage for Coachella and they’ll make it a headliner. Oh the place is gonna be LIT.”
A second fan added, “Olivia Rodrigo is going to perform at Coachella 2023. I know it. I can feel it.”
If Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny were to headline Coachella, it wouldn’t be the biggest shock considering he’s had an impressive rise to stardom over the past two years.
His second album YHLQMDLG, released in February 2020, reached number two on the Billboard, becoming the highest-charting all-Spanish album in history, and in November 2021, his fourth album, El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, became the first entirely Spanish-language album to reach number one on the US Billboard 200.
In 2020, he became the first non-English language actor to be Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of the Year and achieved the same record again in 2021. In 2022, he broke his own record of all time for the biggest streaming year for any artist in Spotify’s history with over 10.3 billion streams.
He has also won two Grammy Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards and 13 Premios lo Nuestro awards over the past two years.
In October 2022, Blink-182 announced that vocalist Tom DeLonge had officially joined the band along with plans for a new album and world tour in 2023.
Coachella would be an amazing place for Blink-182 to make their highly anticipated return and already fans can’t wait to see what they have in store.
One fan tweeted, “I’d stake my money on Blink 182 to have a night. Coachella has been rock free for years now and 2000s retro has a moment.”
Music industry news site Hits Daily Double also shared a list of artists who would be shortlisted to headline Coachella 2023 on their official Twitter page, listing artists including Blink-182, Paramore, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, etc.