With the unveiling of the Coachella 2023 lineup due shortly, there’s considerable buzz surrounding the headliners festival boss and curator in chief Paul Tollett has secured. While Frank Ocean (who was originally slated for 2020) is the one known headlining act for April’s desert confab, chatter among biz-watchers has largely focused on an eclectic shortlist of other possible headliners. These include Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Drake, Bad Bunny, Olivia Rodrigo, blink-182, Travis Scott, Dua Lipa, SZA, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, BLACKPINK, Chemical Brothers, Paramore, Skrillex and Tyler, the Creator.

Beyond the typical mix of musical styles (at least one big EDM act usually graces the stage), word has it that the increasingly global focus of the business may exert some pull at the top of the bill. In any event, the forthcoming announcement is the trending topic in the biz as Christmas leftovers are consumed, and Tollett, an adept showman with a particular flair for balancing his marquee performers, is once again very much in the spotlight.