Frank Ocean has dropped out of Coachella Weekend 2 as Sunday night headliner. He’ll be replaced by Blink-182.
“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,” a representative for the singer said in a statement released on Wednesday.
“On doctor’s advice, Frank is not able to perform weekend 2 due to two fractures and a sprain in his left leg.”
In his own statement, Frank Ocean described his weekend one headlining set as “chaotic,” adding: “There is some beauty in chaos. It isn’t what I intended to show but I did enjoy being out there and I’ll see you soon.”
Ocean reportedly injured his leg in a bicycle accident that occurred on the grounds of Coachella in the days leading up to weekend one. The injury supposedly caused Ocean to scale down production of his weekend one set; in lieu of an iceskating performance he allegedly had planned, the singer spent a portion of the set seated. He also decided against livestreaming the performance.
Blink-182, who played a surprise set during weekend one of Coachella, will fill in for Ocean as the Sunday night headliner to close out weekend two.
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BLINK-182 TOCARÁ EN LA SEMANA 2 DEL COACHELLA
Lo acaba de confirmar @tomdelonge en Instagram: blink-182 estará tocando el Domingo 16 de Abril ¡en el Mainstage! pic.twitter.com/t4TyCd1CkK
— blink-182 Paraguay (@blink182py) April 19, 2023