Music Concerts in Peru in 2017 – 2018
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.
Donavon Frankenreiter (www.donavonf.com) — Jan 17; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Barranco, Lima: Soft rock and surf rock from the Californian singer-songwriter.
Campo de Almas — Jan 21; Boulevard La Casona, Trujillo: The popular Peruvian rock band performs a two-hour gig in its hometown of Trujillo in Northern Peru.
Nicolas Jaar — Jan 24; C.C. Barranco, Barranco, Lima: Electronic and experimental house from a popular young Chilean-American composer and recording artist based out of New York.
Electro Selvámonos 2017 (www.selvamonos.org) — Jan 28; Playa Punta Negra, Lima: The electronic music festival returns to Lima’s beaches for another year.
Ace of Base (Jenny Berggren) — Jan 28; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince, Lima: You know the one… “All that she wants is another baby…”
Pablo Milanés (www.milanespablo.com) — Feb 4; Gran Teatro Nacional (National Theater), Lima: Cuban singer-songwriter in the traditional style.
Kudai — Feb 4; Parque de la Exposición, Lima: Latin Grammy Award-nominated Chilean pop group from Santiago, hugely popular in the Hispanic world.
Human Tetris (humantetris.bandcamp.com) and The KVB (www.thekvb.co.uk) — Feb 8; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince, Lima: A double-header featuring two up-and-coming bands of the shoegazing variety, namely Human Tetris (from Russia) and The KVB (UK).
Festival Corazón — Feb 14; Jockey Club, Lima: A romantic date for Valentine’s Day featuring Camila, Río Roma and Sin Bandera.
Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado (www.elmato.com.ar) — Feb 16; C.C. Barranco, Barranco, Lima: Indie rock from Argentina, from a band whose name translates to “He Killed a Motorized Policeman.”
Belphegor (www.belphegor.at) — Feb 23; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: The blackened death metal band from Austria comes to Lima as part of its Latin American Cremation tour.
Andrés Cepeda (andrescepeda.com.co) — Feb 28; Teatro Pirandello, Central Lima: Popular Colombian singer and songwriter from Bogotá.
Los Cafres, Laguna Pai, La Mente and La Renken (Sunset Colors Festival) — March 4; Explanada de Punta Hermosa, Lima: Bands from Argentina, Peru and beyond play a mix of rock and reggae.
Lacuna Coil (www.lacunacoil.it) — March 14; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince, Lima: Everyone likes Italian gothic metal, right?
Natalia Lafourcade — March 28, Auditorio del Pentagonito, San Borja: Mexican pop-rock singer.
Brujeria — March 31, C.C. Festiva, Av. Alfonso Ugarte 1439, Central Lima: Mexican extreme metal band.
Primera Parada al Festival Selvámonos 2017 — April 1, Paintball de Chorrillos, Chorrillos: A one day festival featuring a range of Peruvian bands of varying genres.
Cristian Castro — April 1, C.C. Maria Angola, Miraflores: A mix of bolero, mariachi, pop rock and more from the overly slick Mexican pop singer.
Justin Bieber (www.justinbiebermusic.com) — April 5; Estadio Nacional, Lima: One of the biggest gigs so far confirmed for Peru in 2017. No matter how annoying he tries to be — and he certainly tries — he still pulls in a crowd. Tickets range from about S/.100 to S/.950 ($30 to $380).
DJ Mag Festival Perú 2017 — April 7, Club Cultural Lima, Chorrillos: Featuring Armin van Buuren, Sander van Doorn, Heatbeat and more.
Lima Back in Dark — April 8, C.C. Festiva, Av. Alfonso Ugarte 1439, Central Lima: Get your black eye-liner out. This one-day darkwave festival features more than 10 bands, including international acts like The Crüxshadows (USA) and Diary of Dreams (Germany).
Sierravamos 2017 — April 13, 14 and 15, Ayacucho: A highland edition of the Selvámonos festival.
Soy Luna — April 18; Jockey Club, Lima: This is some kind of sickly-sweet Disney Channel Latin America spin-off concert thing. It looks truly awful, but your kids might like it.
Bryan Adams (www.bryanadams.com) — April 19; Jockey Club, Lima: Bryan returns to Peru for the first time in nine years as part of his Get Up tour. Tickets range from S/.110 to S/.500 ($33 to $148).
Gira Los Aires — April 20, C.C. Barranco: Five bands from across Latin America.
Kongos — April 23, Bazar, Miraflores: South African alternative rock.
Billy Sheehan — April 24, Teatro Julieta, Miraflores: One of the world’s best ever rock bassists, known for playing with the likes of Steve Vai and David Lee Roth, gets the groove going in Lima.
Vivo X El Rock 9 — April 29, Estadio Nacional: One of Peru’s biggest festivals returns for its ninth edition, with major international acts including Korn, Evanescence and… Vanilla Ice???
Linkin Park (linkinpark.com) — May 11; Estadio Nacional, Lima: Another big gig in 2017, the Linkin Park concert sold out sometime in mid-December 2016.
Ed Sheeran — May 13, Estadio Nacional: The English singer-songwriter brings his fuzzy ginger head to Lima. One of the biggest gigs this year.
Slowdive — May 18, C.C. Barranco: Shoegazing dream pop from the U.K.
Jah Shaka — May 19, C.C. Festiva: Classic roots reggae from London.
Sonata Arctica — May 23, Mango’s, Av. Arequipa 1530, Lince: Finnish power metal.
Gian Marco — May 25, 26, 27 and 28, Gran Teatro Nacional: Four nights from the Latin Grammy Award-winning Peruvian singer-songwriter.
South Bound Tour 2017 — May 28, C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: A metalcore and hardcore gig with three bands from North America: Silverstein, The Word Alive and For the Fallen Dreams (plus local bands to be confirmed).
Steve Vai — May 30, C.C. Maria Angola, Miraflores: One of the world’s greatest living guitarists comes to Lima.
Amon Amarth — June 8, C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Swedish melodic death metal.
GIT — June 9, C.C. Maria Angola: Rock and new wave from Argentina.
La Oreja de Van Gogh — June 14, C.C. Maria Angola, Miraflores: Spanish pop band.
Love of Lesbian — June 22, C.C. Barranco: Spanish indie pop from Catalonia.
Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día by Cirque du Soleil (www.cirquedusoleil.com/sep7imo-dia) — June 17 to 24; Jockey Club, Lima: Combining the music of Argentine rock band Soda Stereo with the world’s most famous circus. Sounds interesting.
Andrés Calamaro — June 24; Auditorio del Pentagonito, San Borja: Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner.
José Madero — June 24; Help! Retro Bar, Catalino Miranda 158, Surco: A solo gig by the Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist, better known as the frontman of Mexican rock band Panda.
Dorian — June 29, Sargento Pimienta, Barranco: New wave indie rock from Barcelona.
Mon Laferte — July 5; Barranco Arena: A no-doubt eclectic set from the Chilean singer-songwriter and actress.
Asian Kung-Fu Generation — July 12; Barranco Arena, Catalino Miranda 154, Barranco: The popular Japanese alternative rock band comes to Lima.
Richie Kotzen — July 20; L’Anfiteatro Antica, Av. San Martin 201, Barranco: American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer (who also forms part of the band The Winery Dogs when he’s not touring solo).
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?
Devendra Banhart — Sept 1; C.C. Barranco: Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and visual artist.
5 Seconds Of Summer — Sept 6; Jockey Club: This Australian rock band seems to be going from strength to strength.
Maroon 5 and Incubus — Sept 19; Estadio Nacional: A mighty double-header and undoubtedly one of the biggest concerts in Peru in 2017.
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.
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.
Joaquín Sabina — Oct 21; Jockey Club del Perú: The Spanish singer-songwriter and Latin rock and trova star comes to Lima’s Jockey Club.
U2 — TBC. I’m not sure of this has been officially confirmed, but some details are circulating that U2 will be in Lima in October as part of their 2017 world tour.
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.
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.