Coachella Lineup 2023: Who to see at this year’s music festival?

LiveRate Uncovers the Best Headliner, the Best Bets, and Can’t Miss Newcomers to See at Coachella 2023


Navigating a music festival lineup poster and then later planning with the festival set times schedule are both difficult tasks when you don’t know many of the live performers on the bill. At LiveRate, we do the hard work for you by gathering how music critics rate how artists perform live and with this information, we help you in making your Coachella 2023 festival schedule.


Many say that with the publishing of the Coachella lineup on January 10th, 2023, the festival season is upon us. In the same week, Bonnaroo 2023 and Bottlerock Napa Valley 2023 also released their respective festival lineups. The 2023 edition of Coachella is a 2-weekend music festival taking place on April 14 - 16 and 21 - 23, 2023 in Indio, CA, United States. Our Coachella 2023 festival page has 69 LiveRated artists listed with 15 Real Live Certified artists. Here is who to see.


Best Headliner At Coachella 2023


The 2023 edition of the festival has booked a diverse yet forward-thinking headliner lineup of Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frank Ocean.


Frank Ocean (79% with 48 critic reviews), who hasn’t performed live in since a festival run in 2017, is a headliner who has been on the bill since the postponed 2021 edition of Coachella. Coachella also chose global headliners with k-pop quartet Blackpink (75% with 13 critic reviews) and urbano latino phenomenon Bad Bunny (72% with 20 critic reviews) filling the other two headliner spots. Both Blackpink and Bad Bunny have performed at the 2019 edition of Coachella to great acclaim and their Live Ratings have been going up since they started touring worldwide in 2022.


Best Live Performers At Coachella 2023


The best bets to see at the 2023 edition of the music festival are artists that have high Live Ratings and are Real Live Certified. There are 15 Real Live Certified artists in the 2023 Coachella Lineup. We would like to highlight 6 artists as sure bets at Coachella 2023. These artists have consistent, high quality live performances and broad critical acclaim.


Continuing the global soundscape, Coachella adds Spanish flamenco Rosalia (97% with 29 critic reviews), French pop experimenter Christine and The Queens (93% with 84 critic reviews), and Icelandic veteran Bjork (90% with 123 critic reviews). All three artists are Real Live Certified and have a reputation to be powerful and unique vocalists.


Coachella also enlisted three Real Live Certified, established British electronic bands to keep the party going: Underworld (92% with 52 critic reviews), Gorillaz (89% with 168 critic reviews), and The Chemical Brothers (89% with 62 critic reviews).


Can’t Miss Newcomers At Coachella 2023


At LiveRate, we try to spotlight upcoming live artists that are on the rise. We recommend that festival goers check out at least one new act at every festival they attend. For the 2023 edition, we would like to highlight 7 acts: folk super-trio Boygenius (75% with 9 critic reviews), Brit gospel pop band Gabriels (82% and 5 critic reviews), dynamic rap duo Earthgang (81% with 10 critic reviews), Australian pop rapper The Kid Laroi (76% with 8 critic reviews), Nigerian rap giant Burna Boy (79% with 11 critic reviews), New Jersey neo-crooner 070 Shake (78% with 6 critic reviews), and the producer who is most likely getting the wildcard composer slot in the Coachella lineup for 2023, Labrinth (76% with 7 critic reviews).


You can also click to see our Coachella 2022 festival page which has 80 LiveRated artists listed with 20 Real Live Certified artists.

(All Live Rating and lineup information is based onthe article publication date and is subject to change.)

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