These Stars Are Headlining 2023’s Biggest Music Festivals

These Stars Are Headlining 2023’s Biggest Music Festivals


The lineups for this year’s biggest musical festivals have started to be announced, and headliners include repeat acts like Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar, Odesza and the Foo Fighters and groundbreaking performances by Bad Bunny and BLACKPINK.

Key Facts

Governors Ball (June 9-11): Lizzo is the main event Friday in NYC, along with Lil Uzi Vert, Haim and Diplo; Saturday is led by Odesza, with performances also by Lil Baby, Aespa and Sawayama; Kendrick Lamar headlines Sunday, along with Lil Nas X, Giveon and Sofi Tukker.

Coachella (April 14-16, 21-23): Bad Bunny will headline the Friday sets, and K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK will helm Saturday—the acts are the first Latino and K-Pop headliners in the festival’s 24-year history— while Frank Ocean, who was supposed to headline the 2020 festival before it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, is leading the Sunday shows.

Stagecoach (April 28-30): Country superstars Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Chris Stapleton are set to headline this Indio, Calif., festival.

Boston Calling (May 26-28): The Foo Fighters and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Friday), the Lumineers and Alanis Morissette (Saturday) and Paramore and Queens Of The Stage (Sunday) will all take center stage in Beantown.

Bonnaroo (June 15-18): Zeds Dead and Liquid Stranger share headlining duties on Thursday in Manchester, Tennessee; Kendrick Lamar leads Friday, followed by Odesza on Saturday and the Foo Fighters on Sunday.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 28 to May 7): Major performers include Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers, Santana, Jon Batiste and Jill Scott.

Rolling Loud (March 3-5): Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Future and Lil Wayne will lead this Los Angeles music fest.

What To Watch For

The lineups for Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Texas’ Austin City Limits, and NYC’s Afropunk have not yet been announced. Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival will not be happening in 2023.

Key Background

Bad Bunny was one of the most successful acts of 2022 with the release of his album Un Verano Sin Ti, which was the biggest album of the year. Lizzo made a special appearance at Coachella last year when she joined Harry Styles on stage during his headlining set.

Further Reading

Bad Bunny’s Record-Breaking Year: ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Took Huge Share Of Streaming Music Traffic In 2022 (Forbes)