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Frank Ocean's Coachella Livestream Cancelled, No Merch Available

17 April 2023 | 2:33 pm | Jessie Lynch

"Frank Ocean is not scheduled to appear on the Coachella livestream."

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Fans have been left reeling after Frank Ocean's highly-anticipated Coachella headlining performance live stream was inexplicably canned just hours before he was set to hit the stage.

Ocean, known for his soul-stirring vocals and genre-defying music, is slated to headline at the iconic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s main stage Sunday night at 10:05 p.m, but it has since been confirmed that his show will not be aired on Coachella’s YouTube channel. 

"Frank Ocean is not scheduled to appear on the Coachella livestream. The current schedule is in the description," a Tweet from YouTube read.

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The news broke just hours prior to the set, sending shockwaves through the Twitterverse and leaving fans longing for a glimpse of Ocean's mesmerising performance - his first since 2017.

The announcement left fans disappointed and eager for an explanation, along with the news that the hugely-hyped festival would not be selling any Frank Ocean merch, as evidenced by punters posting snaps of a sign located at the festival's merch stand.

As always, fans took to Twitter to air their grievances about missing out on Ocean's live stream, particularly after waiting so long to watch him return to the stage.

"Now I have to watch Frank Ocean's performance from someone’s busted ass Tiktok live, help me," one exasperated Twitter user posted.

Another added, "Go to sleep, frank ocean is NOT doing a livestream for his Coachella set."

While no official reason has been given for the live stream cancellation, many have suggested that it was due to the number of illegal livestreams being hosted on social media.