According to his management, Ocean withdrew from Coachella's second weekend due to "two fractures and a sprain in his left leg," and Blink-182 will take over as the festival's main act.

Ocean wrote in a handwritten note that there is "beauty in chaos," adding that "it isn't what I intended to show but I did enjoy being out there and I'll see you soon." The statement to Variety cited Ocean's injury for why "Ocean was unable to perform the intended show" last weekend.

Three years after being scheduled to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2020, Ocean graced the stage on Sunday as one of this year's headliners.

YouTube announced on Sunday that Ocean's show—unlike almost every other performance at Coachella—would not be livestreamed, which caused initial disappointment.

The concert then began about an hour after the scheduled start time and concluded after only around an hour due to a curfew agreed upon by the city of Indio, California and Coachella organiser Goldenvoice.

During the performance, Ocean chose to lip-sync portions of his songs without even using a microphone, took long pauses between songs, and sat with his back to the audience at times.

At one point, he gave over the concert to a DJ for a 10-minute intermission and to a piano-playing little boy who Ocean described as his "inner child."

According to some fans and media sources, Ocean was difficult to see throughout the performance since he was sometimes obscured from view by onstage dancers, positioned too far back on the stage, and sometimes not seen on the large video screens.

As social media users debated Ocean's performance in the days that followed, fresh information regarding his performance emerged.

Ocean reportedly hurt his ankle during rehearsals and abruptly cancelled preparations for an onstage ice rink, causing delays as Coachella personnel had to melt the already-prepared ice.

One hundred local hockey players were apparently scheduled to join Ocean's ice performance, but were instead hired as background dancers after the ice rink concept was scrapped.