By: Molly Roop
Coachella is North America’s largest music festival, and this year marked the 22nd edition with headliners Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frank Ocean. This two-weekend festival took place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. People travel from all over the world to see their favorite artists perform in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Fans also pay massive amounts of money just to get into the festival with tickets starting at $549 before fees. Tickets are sold in tiers and are first come first serve to the general public. Tier 2 starts at $574, tier 3 at $599, and finally, tier 5 for $649. VIP tickets to Coachella are also an option, starting at $1,069. Roughly 125,000 people attended this year’s festival, setting new Coachella records.
The 2023 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival will go down in history for being the most diverse and inclusive, with three non-white headliners. This year’s festival also brought the most bilingual and diverse crowd to ever be seen on Coachella grounds. Spanish artist, Bad Bunny, blew fans away with his two hour performance and special guests Jhayco, Jowell & Randy, Ñengo Flow, and Post Malone. Blink-182 delivered their first performance since reuniting with guitarist/singer Tom DeLonge. Labrinth performed two of their collaborations from the Euphoria soundtrack with special guest Zendaya, making this her first performance in eight years.
Overall, fans were blown away by the amazing performances from over 150 artists across six stages. The 2023 edition of Coachella will go down in history as the largest and most diverse music festival of its time.