Coachella 2023 officially kicks off this weekend (April 14-16) and boasts one of the music festival’s most diverse line-ups since its inception back in 1999. From K-pop headliners to underground rap stars, no genre has gone untapped this year and we were there to listen to it all.
Worried you’re missing out on the fun? We’ve got you covered photographer Jenn Five who catches all the live-action, behind-the-scenes events and exclusive backstage moments for NME. Welcome back to the desert. Here’s your all-access Coachella 2023.
Ashnikko’s set is out of this world
Ashnikko brought raw energy, dynamic dancer-backed choreography and an alien planet stage set to Coachella on Friday (April 16). Fans at the Gobi tent sang along to every word, even her latest single ‘Worms’, a sneak peek of her upcoming album ‘WEEDKILLER’.
Yungblud turns Coachella into a punk playground
When Yungblud started playing his hit track ‘Tissues’ on Friday (April 14) for his set on the Outdoor stage, Coachella was already warmed up and eager to dance along to the track.
Blondie gives us timeless hits
Not only did Blondie perform some of her familiar hits, but she brought Nile Rodgers out on stage for two songs: their 1980 hit ‘Rapture’ and Deborah Harry’s 1981 solo track ‘Backfired’, and fans were obsessed.
Wet Leg pirouettes in the desert
Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers of Wet Leg were all smiles during their Coachella festival performance. Spinning, giggling and performing some of their massive hits like ‘Chaise Lounge’, the duo not only delighted festival goers but seemed genuinely excited to play the massive party.
Blink-182 joyfully reunite in the desert
Blink-182 performed for the first time with their original line-up on Friday (April 14), with Tom DeLonge joining Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus as a trio for the first time since 2014, delivering 50 minutes of groundbreaking pop-punk- hits.
Bad Bunny makes Coachella history
Bad Bunny made history Friday night (April 14) as the first Latin and Spanish-language artists to headline Coachella. He highlighted his culture, gave fans a video journey through the history of reggaeton, brought out Post Malone and kept the energy high all night thanks to a set full of over-the-top visuals and fireworks.
Come back to NME all weekend for more reviews, news, interviews, photos and more from Coachella 2023.