Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott Confirmed for Coachella 2022, Frank Ocean Moved to 2023

The fest’s co-founder Paul Tollett assures us the scheduled 2020 headliners will still take the stage—just not in the same year.

When Coachella announced their headliners waaaay back in January 2020, it seemed too good to be true: the recently reunited Rage Against the Machine were slotted to play the Indio, California fest alongside the walking rumor generator Frank Ocean, with Astroworld ambassador Travis Scott rounding out the lineup. Well, as it turns out, this lineup was too good to be true, as COVID quickly let it be known. Yet today, the fest’s co-founder Paul Tollett has confirmed that all three artists will, in fact, take to the Coachella stage in the future, albeit not in the same year—due to a scheduling conflict, Ocean will be locked in to headline in 2023 rather than 2022.

“Right now, it’s the Wild West,” Tollett explained in an interview with the LA Times attached to the reveal that Ocean’s headlining set has been moved a year into the future. “I’m just trying to be as fair as I can to artists and to the fans to make sure that eventually they get to see everyone that we talked about.” Frank Ocean giving off a bit of “friend who goes home every time you tell them you’re moving the party to a different bar” energy. Also, damn imagine having plans two years in advance. 

In related news, Travis Scott just announced that he’s expanding his cultural footprint by inking a deal with A24—check out the mysterious screenplay he posted to IG this morning called “Utopia” (or “____ia”?), and read more about it here.


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