BLACKPINK is returning to COACHELLA. The girl group will be the first K-pop act to headline the annual rock festival in California. It’s a huge milestone for Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa who are sharing their thoughts about their achievement.

BLACKPINK Discuss Headlining COACHELLA 2023

BLACKPINK will perform as the closing act on April 15 and 22 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They will be the first South Korean group to headline the event and Jennie told Billboard they feel “honored.”

“We’re so excited and honored to be able to return to Coachella as headliners,” the “Solo” singer said. “We had the best time in 2019 and can’t wait to experience the energy of the audience again. There are some nerves, but more than anything, we’re just ready to have fun.”

Headlining COACHELLA ‘Feels Absolutely Unreal’

Rosé still can’t believe it’s happening. The “Gone” singer claims, “It feels absolutely unreal.”

“I think performing for Coachella in 2019 was a moment that really woke us up as BLACKPINK—to be motivated, to dream on and dream big,” she added. “But we never expected anything as big as being the headliner of a festival we’ve all grown up admiring and hoping someday we could find ourselves in the crowd of.”

Jisoo laughed when she said, “It’s always so happy to meet BLINKs up close.”

“2019 Coachella was full of fascination and excitement, but we have no clue how 2023 Coachella will be. We try all the time to show a new side of ourselves for each stage to repay the love from BLINKs,” the “Flower” singer said. “It is an honor to perform as a headliner for Coachella festival; we want to show our improvement as BLACKPINK on stage — and will — so, stay tuned.”

Finally, Lisa stated that she is looking forward to having fun. “Our motto is to enjoy every stage and moment, ‘as if it’s the last,’ [by] interacting with the audience by energy and doing our best while performing,” she said. “We’re working hard on various performances for 2023 Coachella; look forward to it!”

BLACKPINK is currently on the BORN PINK World Tour. The girl group will perform as the main headliners on both Coachella festival weekends on April 15 and 22, 2023.