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11 January 2023

Gorillaz, Bad Bunny, Burna Boy To Play Coachella 2023

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Gorillaz, Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frank Ocean are among the big names set to play Coachella when it returns to Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, this April.

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Rosalía, Björk, Charli XCX, Burna Boy, Alex G, Jai Paul, and Glorilla are also on the bill for this year. As previously announced, the festival takes place across two weekends: April 14-16 and 21-23. Check out the poster and full line-up on the festival’s Instagram post below.

Other notable acts on the Coachella lineup include: Boygenius, Christine and the Queens, the Breeders, Noname, Soul Glo, Weyes Blood, Yaeji, Willow, Yung Lean, Yves Tumor, the Comet Is Coming, Snail Mail, Saba, Romy (of the xx), Muna, Metro Boomin, Latto, Idris Elba, Kali Uchis, Ethel Cain, and EarthGang.

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Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican singer and rapper born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, will be the first Latino artist and first Spanish-language performer to ever headline North America’s largest music festival, while Blackpink, the K-pop supergroup, will be the first Korean act and first all-female group to headline. The band became the first Korean all-female group to play the festival in 2019.

Ocean returns to headline Coachella after many delays to his performance. The 35-year-old American singer was originally set to headline the 2020 festival, which Covid delayed several times, before rescheduling to 2023.

Cracker Island, the next Gorillaz album, is due out on 24 February 2023. Guests include Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, and Beck.

A band statement about the new album reads: “Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join The Last Cult in search of the one truth to fix the world. Reports from the Golden State indicate that Murdoc is in love with the lady next door. Russel is glued to the TV. Noodle is compiling a handbook of wisdom and knowledge. And 2D is busy being 2D.”

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