Frank Ocean Resigns from Headlining Coachella 2023 Weekend Two 

Sara Paredes, Feature Editor

After performing for the first time in six years on April 16 at Coachella weekend one, artist Frank Ocean has canceled his second performance at the music festival, set to occur on April 21.

Following an injury to his leg the week before his performance, Ocean was unable to execute the intended plans for the show, and the set was reworked only 72 hours before taking the stage. The artist’s original performance had planned to include ice skaters and an ice rink, but was abruptly called off with reference to the injury. 

After a heavily disputed performance and complaints from fans for starting his show an hour late, only performing a 30-minute set and the festival’s refrain from live-streaming the event, the artist then received doctor’s advice to not perform on weekend two, as a result of two fractures and a sprain in his left leg. Following the loss of his younger brother in 2020, Ocean’s grieving process has also contributed to his recent hiatus. 

Ocean’s set will be replaced by Blink-182, a popular rock band from the 1990s who reunited for Coachella weekend one; made up of drummer Travis Barker, bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus and guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge.