Frank Ocean will no longer perform during the second weekend of Coachella due to injuries sustained to his left leg. In his absence, Blink-182 has been confirmed to replace him. Ocean’s first performance during the first weekend was met with mixed reviews, with some praising his artistry while others criticized his lip-syncing and late start.
Frank Ocean will not be performing during the second weekend of Coachella due to his leg injury, and Blink-182 will be filling in for his performance.
Frank Ocean has cancelled his second weekend performance at the Coachella festival due to a leg injury. According to his representative, the singer suffered two fractures and a sprain in his left leg on festival grounds in the week leading up to the first weekend but “was still intent on performing” and managed to rework his set in 72 hours. However, his injuries did not improve so he made the decision not to perform on the second weekend. Blink-182 is taking his place on Sunday night. In a statement, Ocean said: “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.”
Ocean’s first performance at the festival received mixed reviews. He took to the stage an hour late and sat down for most of the set with his back to the audience, which disappointed some fans. Some accused him of lip-syncing at points, while others were upset that he didn’t include his most famous songs. The performance had to be cut short due to curfew restrictions in the area.
Despite the backlash, Finneas and Justin Bieber have publicly defended Ocean’s set. “I was blown away by Frank Ocean’s Coachella performance,” Bieber wrote on Instagram. “His artistry is simply unmatched, his style, his taste, his voice, his attention to detail.. I was deeply moved.”
The Coachella festival has not been short of problems. Recently, two teens were arrested for using fake vaccination cards to attend the festival. Organisers have come under fire for continuing to hold the event during a pandemic.