Coachella Essential Sets: 5 Top Acts to Catch

Bad Bunny, Frank Ocean, and more are set to headline.

Artists have already been making their way down to Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, where the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will occur. Headliners for this year’s fest include Bad Bunny, Black Pink, and Frank Ocean, who will close out the event on Sunday, April 16, and then again on the 23rd.

The annual musical gathering will also feature dozens more entertainers, many familiar faces, and others you’ll want to get to know, including Rae Sremmurd, Metro Boomin, Tobe Nwigwe, GloRilla, and more. Ahead of the festival, which will be taking place Fri, Apr 14, 2023, through Sun, Apr 23, 2023, here are five artists we think you check out if you’re heading to Coachella this month.

  • Frank Ocean

    Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Frank hasn’t dropped a proper studio album since the release of his critically acclaimed second studio album, Blonde. Known for being mysterious with just about anything he does musically, it’s almost anyone’s guess as to what Frank may have up his sleeves for concertgoers this weekend.

    As many fans may remember, the California native was initially booked to head the festival in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic brought live events to a screeching halt, making this performance slightly more special for some.

  • Kaytranada

    Twitter has already declared it’s officially a “Kaytranada Summer.” The Haitian-Canadian-born producer is set to release his collaborative album with rising emcee Aminé titled Kaytraminé, ensuring the feel-good house-inspired tunes will surely be coming down the pipeline and maybe even at this year’s music fest.

    The duo recently debuted their first project, “4EVA,” featuring legendary producer Pharrell Williams. Kaytraminé is set to be released on May 12th.

  • Doechii

    TDE’s first female rapper Doechii is set to take the Coachella stage on  Friday, April 14th, and again on the 21st, and among several rising artists, this Florida native is the one to see.

    Born Jaylah Ji'mya Hickmon, Doechii has already garnered significant success in the music industry earning several accolades, including the 2023 “Rising Star Award” from Billboard Women in Music. Check out the rising star’s latest single, “What It Is (Block Boy),” featuring fellow Florida native Kodak Black.

  • Burna Boy

    The African Giant and Grammy Award-winning artist Burna Boy is returning to Coachella this year after delivering a colorful performance during his set in 2019. 2022 was a massive year for the “African Giant,” whose hit single “Last Last” became one of the biggest Afrobeats songs released that year.

  • Latto

    From child rapper to award-winning emcee, Latto’s hard work in the business has undoubtedly paid off. The Georgia native, who gave several energy-packed performances, is also a part of the star-studded headline and will take the stage Sunday, April 16th, and again on the 23rd.

    Latto is also set to appear on Gangsta Boo’s posthumous album along with others, including, Run The Jewels, Skepta, and more. The project is set to release on August 7–what would have been the late emcee’s 44th birthday.

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