Coachella festival co-founder Paul Tollett spoke out after this year’s event to confirm there was no bad blood between him and Kanye West.
West, now legally known as “Ye”, was scheduled to finish the festival in 2022 and perform on both weekend 1 and weekend 2 on Sunday nights. However, he pulled out of the Indio, California event in early April, just days before it was supposed to take place.
Tollett now says he supports West’s decision. “I get along well with Kanye,” he said in a new one Interview with the LA times.
“I zoomed with him a few days ago and I think it was a good decision for him,” explained Tollett.
West was eventually replaced with a joint set by The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia.
“When all these headliners changed, it was tough, I’m not going to lie,” said Tollett, reflecting on the tumult of this year’s lineup. “But it’s also just part of what you do. don’t get upset Just make a change, you know?”
The article also confirms that Frank Ocean will be headlining Coachella 2023.
Ocean was originally set to headline the 2020 festival but pulled out when the event was pushed back to 2022 in response to Covid. It was reported at the time that Ocean was not available for the new 2022 dates and would be replaced by 20-year-old star Billie Eilish.
Ultimately, none of the original 2020 headliners played at this year’s event, with Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott being replaced by Harry Styles and West.
Tollett didn’t mention whether Travis Scott or Rage Against the Machine will be on upcoming festival lineups, although Scott recently announced his first concert date since the 2021 Astroworld tragedy.
Ten people died during Scott’s performance in Houston, Texas on November 5 last year as crowds flocked to the stage.
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