Blink-182 Now Headlining Second Weekend of Coachella
Blink-182 is now headlining the second weekend of Coachella after rapper Frank Ocean dropped out of the festival.
News of the lineup switch comes via Variety, which means the pop-punk band will close out the festival on Sunday, April 23. A rep for Ocean said, in part, “After suffering an injury to his leg on festival grounds in the week leading up to weekend 1. Frank Ocean was unable to perform the intended show but was still intent on performing, and in 72 hours, the show was reworked out of necessity. On doctor’s advice, [Ocean] is not able to perform weekend 2 due to two fractures and a sprain in his left leg.”
Ocean received mixed reviews on his performance from the first weekend of Coachella. Variety noted it ” … was solid if uneven musically but marred by major production issues.” This was due in large part to the original concept — which included an ice rink — being scrapped just hours before the set.
As for Blink, their surprise set on Friday, April 14 was met with great fanfare. Their 18-song set featured their new single, “Edging,” as well as some of the biggest hits. The April 14 performance from the power trio was the band’s first with DeLonge in nine years. Blink-182 first announced the return of DeLonge in October 2022.