Represent! Ali Sethi is scheduled to perform at Coachella this year
Diljit Dosanjh, an Indian artist, is also on the list of performers and will perform on the second day.
Coachella has revealed its 2023 lineup, featuring Frank Ocean, BLACKPINK, and Bad Bunny as headliners and our very own Ali Sethi performing on day three! The artists’ lineup further includes India’s Diljit Dosanjh, who will be taking the stage on the second day.
Gorillaz, Björk, Rosalía, Chemical Brothers, Boygenius, Blondie, Pusha T, Charli XCX, and more are also set to perform on the world’s biggest stage. The Pasoori hitmaker took to Instagram and shared the news. “Come out, everyone!” Sethi penned in his post.
Messages of congratulations from his peers followed his announcement. Talal Qureshi, Aima Baig, and Adnan Malik all praised the well-known vocalist for her amazing achievement.
After Grammy winner Arooj Aftab serenaded the crowd last year, Sethi is the second Pakistani artist to perform at Coachella. As the first Coachella festival since the start of the pandemic began in the California desert on Friday, revellers dressed in thong bodysuits, wearing glitter eyeshadow, and covered in neon partied till the early hours of the morning.
Coachella 2022 marked the first time the festival ever took a break between years, due to the postponement and eventual cancellation of the planned 2020 event. Afterward, AEG initiated a string of layoffs, furloughs, reduced hours, and salary cuts. Coachella was then rescheduled to April 2021 before being once again canceled in January 2021 due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.
The festival finally returned in April 2022, but not without its share of drama. Less than 10 days before the first weekend of Coachella was scheduled to take place, Kanye West was abruptly off the lineup and, in his place, the Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia stepped up. West was later sued for $7.1 million by the Los Angeles–based production and design firm Phantom Labs, which claimed that he owed them money for work on his cancelled Coachella performance.
Harry Styles made his Coachella debut as the headlining act, opening the first set of the evening in a fur coat before taking it off to reveal a disco ball-inspired attire as he danced down the runway with throngs of screaming fans at his feet. The coronavirus epidemic forced Coachella to cancel its 2020 edition, which began a tumultuous two-year period of show cancellations, rescheduled performances, and roster changes.
The yearly music festival is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, over two weekends: April 14–16 and April 21–23. Coachella 2023 tickets, including three-day GA and VIP packages, go on sale this Friday, January 13.