Frank Ocean quits Coachella performance: Blink-182 slated to replace him?

Frank Ocean performs at the 2017 Panorama Music Festival on Randall's Island in New York on July 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Frank Ocean reportedly withdraws from his Weekend 2 performance as a headliner at the annual music and arts festival after a lackluster and divisive performance at Coachella.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the singer had canceled a massive spectacle performance due to a physical injury.

According to TMZ, Frank Ocean has canceled his Coachella Weekend 2 performance. According to the singer’s representative, he suffered two fractures and a sprain in his left leg.

They said in a statement:

“After suffering an injury to his leg on festival grounds in the week leading up to weekend 1, 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,”

The rep said that the announcement was made in response to Ocean’s doctor’s advice.

Frank Ocean stated exclusively about his performance, which is now being aired:

“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,”

According to the same outlet, Ocean suffered injuries before his Coachella performance, resulting in his “lackluster” performance. Coachella attendees were divided about Frank Ocean’s performance, with some claiming that he arrived late and couldn’t be seen on stage due to the dim lighting.

Frank Ocean’s Coachella 2023 performance was his first in many years, so many longtime fans were disappointed by his underwhelming return.

A Rolling Stone article also confirmed rumors that his months-long ice skating performance had been canceled just days before his performance.

Former hockey players Dan and Chris Powers also confirmed the rumors of the canceled “Frank Ocean on Ice” Coachella performance in an episode of Empty Netters.

Chris revealed:

“There was a lot of sunk time for the participants. Because we’ve been rehearsing for months… You guys gotta keep in mind, the skating portion was going to be huge, it was going to be 120 skaters. And the people that walked was only like 30.”

According to TMZ, Blink-182, who made a surprise and successful comeback on Coachella Weekend 1, could be in strong contention to replace Frank Ocean’s Coachella performance.

Calvin Harris could close the festival due to his massive crowd on Saturday.