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Frank Ocean pulls out of second Coachella set

By | Published on Friday 21 April 2023

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean has pulled out of the second weekend of this year’s Coachella festival. He headlined the event last Sunday, but his performance was both praised and criticised, with many feeling that it was not up to standard.

Later in the week it emerged that Ocean had sustained an injury prior to the festival set, which had meant he wasn’t able to proceed with the show as planned. This injury is also the reason he has cancelled the second performance this weekend.

“Frank Ocean will not be performing at weekend two of Coachella”, reads a statement announcing the cancellation. “After suffering an injury to his leg on festival grounds in the week leading up to weekend one, 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”, it goes on, “[Ocean] is not able to perform weekend two due to two fractures and a sprain in his left leg”.

Ocean himself adds of last weekend’s performance: “It was chaotic. 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”.

Coachella was Ocean’s first live set for six years, adding to the anticipation – and subsequent disappointment – surrounding the event.