Below you’ll find full listings for all the major music concerts in Peru in 2017, 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 cancelations).
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.
The Psychedelic Furs — Aug 7; Barranco Arena, Catalino Miranda 154, Barranco: This post punk/new wave English rock band from the Seventies is still going. Who knew?
Prehistöricos — Aug 10; Sargento Pimienta, Barranco: Indie folk (I think) from Chile.
Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives — Aug 12; Estadio Nacional: Watch out, ladies, Marc and Carlos are in town and they’re both on one stage.
Monsieur Periné — Aug 18; Auditorio del Santa Ursula, San Isidro: A Colombian band mixing Afro-Colombia, Latin and European sounds.
Mar de Copas, Los Trece Baladas, Campo de Almas and Zoom — Aug 19, Zentro Bar, Central Lima: Four Peruvian rock bands, headlined by the popular Mar de Copas.
JJCC — Aug 20; Discoteca Mangos, Lince: This Korean boy band
shit music is becoming really popular in Lima.
Testament — Aug 27; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Old-school American thrash metal from Berkeley, California.
Mr. Big — Aug 29; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: The American hard-rock supergroup comes to Lima to earn a bit of cash to prop up their pensions.
Lucybell and Moenia — Aug 30; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Rock from Chile and electronica/synthpop from Mexico in a double-header.
Peruvian punk band Diazepunk (playing Sept 2, 2017)
Helado Negro (playing Lima on Sept 7)
Devendra Banhart — Sept 1; C.C. Barranco: Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and visual artist.
Diazepunk — Sept 2; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Melodic punk from Peru.
Lima Music Fest 2017 — Sept 2; Jockey Club del Perú: A big load of reggaeton.
Dark Tranquillity — Sept 4; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince: Swedish melodic death metal.
Focus — Sept 4, Teatro Municipal de Lima, Central Lima: Dutch rock band formed in Amsterdam in 1969.
Airbourne — Sept 5; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince: Australian hard rock. And long hair.
5 Seconds Of Summer — Sept 6; Jockey Club: This Australian rock band seems to be going from strength to strength.
Helado Negro — Sept 7; MATE (Museo Mario Testino), Barranco: According to The Guardian, he’s an “Ecuadorian American artist with an unprecedented sound.”
Tini Stoessel — Sept 8; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Tini is an Argentine actress, model, singer and dancer. She’s got something to do with the Disney Channel, so you know what to expect.
Juana Molina — Sept 8; MATE (Museo Mario Testino), Barranco: Argentine singer, songwriter and actress.
Nito Mestre — Sept 8 and 9; L’Anfiteatro Antica, Barranco: Argentine musician, band leader and folky solo artist.
G-3 — Sept 9; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Hardcore punk from one of Lima’s longer-lasting punk bands.
Happy Rock Fest (www.facebook.com/HappyRockFest) — Sept 9; Domo Arts, Costa Verde de San Miguel: A rock festival for all the family, apparently.
Tom Chaplin — Sept 12; Barranco Arena: Yep, it’s that guy from British band Keane.
The Cult — Sept 14; C.C. Barranco: The British rock band comes to Peru for the first time in its lengthy history.
Tommy Torres — Sept 15; C.C. María Angola, Miraflores — Puerto Rican producer, singer and songwriter.
Diego El Cigala — Sept 16; Auditorio del Pentagonito, San Borja: Famous Spanish-born Romani Flamenco singer.
Whitney — Sept 16; Bazar, Miraflores: American indie-rock from Chicago.
Maroon 5 and Incubus — Sept 19; Estadio Nacional: A mighty double-header and undoubtedly one of the biggest concerts in Peru in 2017.
Carla Morrison — Sept 20; Auditorio del Colegio San Agustín, San Isidro: Mexican indie-pop.
ChameleonsVox — Sept 22; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince: The guys who used to be the British post-punk band The Chameleons. Or something like that.
Kevin Johansen — Sept 23; Gran Teatro Nacional: Argentine rock-pop musician.
ONE OK ROCK — Sept 27; Barranco Arena, Catalino Miranda 154, Barranco: A Japanese rock band from Tokyo.
Pet Shop Boys — Sept 27; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: The seemingly immortal English electronic pop duo returns to Lima.
Cuarteto de Nos — Sept 28; C.C. Barranco: Grammy Award-winning rock group from Uruguay.
Maxx — Sept 30; Discoteca El Capitolio, Villa María del Triunfo: Eurodance from Germany. Urgh. No.
‘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.
U2 (??)– This hasn’t been officially confirmed, but some details are circulating that U2 will be in Lima in October as part of their 2017 world tour. Looking less and less likely.
‘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.
Phoenix — Nov 9; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Rock band from Versailles, France.
Green Day — Nov 15; Estadio Nacional: Undoubtedly one of the biggest gigs in Peru in 2017.
Lima Ska Festival — Nov 18; Costa Verde de San Miguel
Ataque Folk II — Nov 28; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince: A mini festival headlined by British folk power metal band Alestorm.
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.
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.
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.
Depeche Mode — March 18, 2018; Estadio Nacional: The English synth-pop/new wave/electronic rock band appears to be the first major music act confirmed for Peru in 2018.