Below you’ll find full listings for all the major music concerts in Peru in 2017 and 2018, including gigs by both local and international artists, as well as the biggest music festivals taking place in Peru this year. This post will be updated regularly, so bookmark it or check back for all the latest confirmations (and cancellations).
Tickets can normally be purchased offline and online, often going on sale through Teleticket (with ticket booths inside Wong and Metro supermarkets in Lima) and through the Tu Entrada website. Most of these concerts are in Lima, but some major acts occasionally venture to other big cities such as Arequipa and Trujillo.
Note: The monthly listings below go by on a rolling basis. I thought about archiving older concerts in Peru, but it didn’t really seem necessary.
‘Ratamahatta’ by Sepultura, playing in Lima on Oct 24. Great song, great video.
‘Hum’ by Tiger Jaws (playing Lima on Oct 29)
Luis Fonsi — Oct 4; Jockey Club del Perú: Popular pretty-boy Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor. He’s to blame for the song “Despacito.”
Genetics — Oct 5; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: Apparantly the world’s biggest Genesis cover band. Hmm.
KARD — Oct 6; Jockey Club del Perú: Some kind of K-pop band.
Road to Ultra Peru 2017 — Oct 7; C.C. Deportivo Lima, Chorrillos: 12 hours of electronic music. Line-up TBA.
Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán — Oct 11; Jockey Club del Perú: Two Mexican pop superstars share the same stage.
Fito Páez — Oct 12; Palacio de Bellas Artes, Arequipa: The Argentine rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter and film director takes a turn in Arequipa.
Resistance Lima 2017 (resistancemusic.com/lima)– Oct 13; Green Arena, Km. 29.5 Panamericana Sur, Lurín: A major electronic music festival. Line-up TBC.
We Are One Lima 2017 — October 13, C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: A mini skate punk festival with international bands including Face to Face, Ignite, Much The Same, The Decline and The Fullblast.
Cosquín Rock Perú (cosquinrock.pe) — Oct 14; Club Cultural Lima, Chorrillos: A whole bunch of bands.
Venom — Oct 17; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Classic English heavy metal formed in 1979 in Newcastle.
DIIV — Oct 17; C.C. Barranco, Barranco: American rock band from Brooklyn.
Jarabe de Palo — Oct 18 and 19; Auditorio del Pentagonito, San Borja: Popular Spanish rock group.
Il Divo — Oct 19; Jockey Club del Perú: Male quartet who formed in the UK in 2003, becoming the most successful classical-crossover group in international music history.
Joaquín Sabina — Oct 21; Jockey Club del Perú: The Spanish singer-songwriter and Latin rock and trova star comes to Lima’s Jockey Club.
Sepultura — Oct 24; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: The Brazilian thrash metal legends come to Lima. If you’re lucky they’ll play “Ratamahatta,” which is a truly brilliant song.
In Flames — Oct 26; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince: Swedish heavy metal from the ’90s.
Chick Corea and Steve Gadd — Oct 27; Auditorio del Pentagonito, San Borja: American jazz and fusion pianist Chick Corea teams up with acclaimed American drummer, percussionist, and session musician Steve Gadd.
Tiger Jaws — Oct 29; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American rock band from Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Huelga de Hambre — Oct 31; Yield Bar, Plaza San Martín: An alternative/hard rock band from Lima formed back in the 1990s.
‘Trying to Be Cool’ by Phoenix (playing Lima on Nov 9)
‘Fucked With An Anchor’ by Alestorm (playing Ataque Folk II festival in Lima on Nov 28)
Festival Fiesta Latina 2017 — Nov 1; Jockey Club del Perú: Featuring CNCO, Matisse, Idéntico and more. I’ve never heard of any of them.
Jack Johnson — Nov 2; Jockey Club del Perú: The American ex-surfer turned musician/actor/film maker/etc returns to Lima.
Accept — Nov 2; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: German heavy metal band.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike — Nov 3; Club Cultural Lima, Chorrillos: A Belgian DJ and record producer duo with terrible stage names.
Sixth June — Nov 3; Etnias Bar Cultural, Central Lima: Synthpop from Berlin.
Daughter — Nov 8; C.C. Barranco: Indie folk band from England.
Green Day — Nov 14; Estadio San Marcos: Undoubtedly one of the biggest gigs in Peru in 2017.
Anthrax — Nov 14; Lawn Tennis Club, Jesus María: Seriously? Anthrax are playing at a lawn tennis club?
Phoenix — Nov 16; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Rock band from Versailles, France.
Whitney — Nov 16; Bazar, Miraflores: American indie-rock band from Chicago.
SOJA — Nov 17; Barranco Arena: The Soldiers Of Jah Army, a Grammy-nominated reggae band from the USA.
Lima Ska Festival — Nov 18; Costa Verde de San Miguel
90s Fest Perú — Nov 18; Green Arena, Km 29.5 of the Panamericana Sur: In celebration of the 90s. More info at the Facebook page.
Magma — Nov 19; Auditorio de la Derrama Magisterial, Jesús María: French progressive rock band founded in Paris in 1969.
Das Ich — Nov 22; Etnias Bar Cultural, Central Lima: Electronic music from Germany c.1989.
Los Secretos — Nov 23; C.C. Barranco: Spanish new wave from the 1980s (supported by Mar de Copas).
Las Amigas de Nadie — Nov 23; La Noche de Barranco: The last concert of the Peruvian all-girl pop band before they officially split.
Ataque Folk II — Nov 28; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince: A mini festival headlined by British folk power metal band Alestorm.
Obituary — Nov 28; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American death metal band formed in 1984.
Bruno Mars — Nov 30; Estadio Nacional: The multi-talented Mr. Mars arrives in Peru as part of his The 24k Magic World Tour.
WWE Live — Nov 30; Jockey Club: OK, so this isn’t a music concert, but I thought I’d include it anyway. If you like wrestling, buy your tickets for this event through teleticket.com.pe. But hurry, as it sold out last year.
‘City Lights’ by Strung Out (playing Lima on Dec 3)
‘Lingus’ by Snarky Puppy (playing Lima on Dec 7)
R5 — Dec 2; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: American pop rock from Los Angeles.
Strung Out — Dec 3; The Blood, Central Lima: American punk rock from Simi Valley, California, formed in 1989.
Snarky Puppy — Dec 7; Auditorio del Pentagonito, San Borja: Jazz ensemble from the USA.
Arcade Fire — Dec 13; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: The Canadian indie rockers have confirmed their December concert in Lima after much rumor and anticipation.
Damo Suzuki — Dec 20; Patronato del Centro de la Amistad Peruano China, Jesús María: Japanese musician and former lead singer of German krautrock group Can.
Skate Punk Sessions 4 — Feb 9; Venue TBA: Featuring Mute and No Trigger.
Depeche Mode — March 18; Estadio Nacional: The English synth-pop/new wave/electronic rock band appears to be the first major music act confirmed for Peru in 2018.
Katy Perry — March 21; Estadio Nacional: The biggest gig confirmed so far for 2018? Probably.
Liam Gallagher — March 27; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: English tosspot known as the annoying face of Oasis.