Below you’ll find full listings for all the major music concerts in Peru in 2019, 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). Or follow New Peruvian on Facebook for updates.
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.
‘If You Really Love Nothing’ by Interpol (playing in Lima on April 9, 2019)
‘Glycerine’ by Bush (playing Lima on February 12, 2019)
Overkill – Feb 6; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American thrash metal band originally formed in 1980.
Anarkia Tropikal – Feb 9; La Casa Roja de Barranco: A Chilean band that plays psychedelic cumbia punk, which sounds… interesting.
Todos Tus Muerto – Feb 9; El Dragón del Sur, Antigua Panamericana Sur km. 44, Punta Hermosa: Rasta-punk band from Argentina.
Mar De Copas – Feb 9; Discoteca Cocos, Lince: Popular Peruvian alternative rock band from Lima.
Venom Inc. – Feb 12; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: A reunited line-up of Venom, the English extreme metal band that formed in 1978 and has gone through all kinds of line-up changes.
Bush and Stone Temple Pilots – Feb 12; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Two big names from back in the day on one stage. I wouldn’t mind seeing this one.
GianMarco – Feb 14; Jockey Club del Perú: Yep, it’s Valentine’s Day again, so wheel out GianMarco.
Lima Music Fest – Feb 14; Jockey Club del Perú: Four popular bands from Latin America: Ha*Ash, Reik, Sebastián Yatra and Morat.
We The Lion – Feb 14; Teatro Municipal de Arequipa, AREQUIPA: The Peruvian indie folk band are playing in Arequipa for Valentine’s Day.
Ektomorf – Feb 15; The Blood, Central Lima: Heavy metal from Hungary.
Don Carlos – Feb 16; El Dragón del Sur, Punta Hermosa: Jamaican reggae legend.
Alternativo Music Festival – Feb 23; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: 28 Peruvian bands in one day, including Mar de Copas, Amen, Bareto and Libido.
Courtney Barnett – Feb 28; C.C. Barranco: Australian singer, songwriter and musician known for her deadpan humor. She was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 2016.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Feb 28; Bazar, Miraflores: American indie rock.
Libido (unplugged) – Feb 28; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: The popular Peruvian rock band perform their classics, but this time unplugged.
‘Four Out Of Five ‘ by Arctic Monkeys (playing in Lima on March 26, 2019)
‘Thunderbolt’ by Saxon (playing Lima on March 6, 2019)
Alan Walker – March 1; Domo Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: Norwegian DJ and record producer, born in Northampton, England.
Terrorizer – March 2; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American grindcore band formed in 1986 in Los Angeles.
Leprous – March 3; Centro de la Amistad Peruano China, Jesús María: Progressive metal band from Notodden, Norway.
Saxon – March 6; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: English heavy metal band formed way back in 1977.
Wisin & Yandel – March 7; Jockey Club del Perú: Grammy Award-winning reggaetón duo, if you like that kind of thing.
G3 and Futuro Incierto – March 8; C.C. Barranco: Two Peruvian hardcore punk bands.
Luis Miguel – March 10; Jockey Club del Perú: Possibly the most successful artist in Latin American history, doing everything from pop to ballads, boleros, big band and mariachi.
The Adicts – March 11; Embassy, Plaza San Martín: British punk band who were popular during the 1980s.
Passenger – March 12; Auditorio del Colegio Santa Ursula, San Isidro: Passenger (a.k.a. Michael David Rosenberg) brings his English indie folk rock to Lima.
The 1975 – March 25; Domo Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: English pop-rock band from Manchester.
Arctic Monkeys – March 26; Jockey Club del Perú: The Arctic Monkeys come to Peru for the first time, hoping to find someone who actually likes their new album.
Lenny Kravitz – March 27; Jockey Club del Perú: Yep, Lenny Kravitz.
J.R. Richards (from Dishwalla) – March 29; C.C. Barranco Arena, Barranco: The original lead vocalist from the American alternative rock band Dishwalla.
Cuco – April 3; C.C. Barranco: Young SoCal singer-songwriter who’s been receiving a lot of critical attention in the last few years.
Ziggy Marley – April 3; Plaza Arena, Santiago de Surco: Jamaican musician. You’ve probably heard of his dad.
Cloud Nothings – April 4; Fuga, Barranco: American indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio.
Disclosure – April 5; Barranco Arena, Barranco: English electronic music duo.
Ximena Sariñana – April 7; Sala Raimondi, Barranco: Grammy Award-nominated Mexican singer-songwriter and actress.
Interpol – April 9; Domos Art, San Miguel: American indie rock band from New York, formed in 1997 and still going strong. I’d definitely like to see this gig. Anyone going?
CNCO – April 11; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Latin American boy band. Oh god no.
Black Label Society – April 16; C.C. Barranco: Big-haired American heavy metal band from Los Angeles.
Fito Paez – April 26; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist and singer-songwriter from Argentina.
Slash – May 7; Arena Costa Verde, San Miguel: The lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses comes to Lima with his own band.
Jungle – May 8; C. C. Barranco, Barranco: English modern soul musical collective based in London.
Maluma – May 9; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Popular Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter.
Belgrado – May 18; Embassy, Central Lima: Post-punk band from Barcelona.
God Level Fest – June 1; Plaza Arena (Jockey Plaza), Santiago de Surco: A major hip-hop improvisation competition, or something like that.
Gilberto Santa Rosa – June 1; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Puerto Rican band leader and singer known as “El Caballero de la Salsa.”
Chayanne – June 15; Jockey Club del Perú: Puerto Rican Latin pop singer and actor.
Mineral – Aug 20; Vichama Rock Bar, Central Lima: American emo band originally from Houston, Texas.
Phil Anselmo – Aug 24; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American heavy metal musician best known as the lead vocalist for Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual.