Below you’ll find full listings for all the major music concerts in Peru in 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.
‘Hey Hey Hey’ by Katy Perry (playing Lima on March 21, 2018)
‘Come Back to Me’ by Liam Gallagher (playing Lima on March 27, 2018)
Modeselektor — March 1; venue TBA: German electronic music duo.
Solaris Festival — March 3; Lawn Tennis Club, Jesus María: 16 bands, mainly from Peru.
Phil Collins — March 13; Jockey Club del Perú: Phil’s still going, then.
Steve Hackett — March 15; Gran Teatro Nacional, Lima: English musician, songwriter, singer and producer best known as the guitarist from Genesis.
Red Fang — March 17; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American stoner metal from Portland, Oregon.
Marky Ramone — March 17; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Best known as the drummer of punk rock band the Ramones.
La Bouche — March 17; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: The German-based American dance duo will headline a mini 90s techno festival with Ice Mc, Taleesa, Anita Doth and Randy Bush from 2 Unlimited.
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.
Las Pastillas del Abuelo — March 20; La Noche de Barranco: Argentine rock.
Katy Perry — March 21; Jockey Club del Perú: 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.
The Killers — March 27; Jockey Club del Perú: The Killers return to Lima for the third time, supported by British duo Royal Blood.
Festival Descabellado Verano — March 31; Dragón del Sur, Punta Hermosa: A beach festival with loads of Peruvian bands.
‘Abduction’ by D.R.I. (playing Lima on April 6, 2018)
‘I Promise’ by Radiohead (playing Lima on April 17, 2018)
Pablo Alborán — April 5; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Spanish musician, singer and songwriter. One for the ladies, methinks.
Kase.O — April 5; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Spanish rapper.
José Madero — April 6; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Mexican singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer of Mexican rock band Panda (PXNDX).
D.R.I. — April 6; Discoteca Mango’s, Lince: American crossover thrash band.
The Beauty of Gemina — April 6; El Calabozo, Centro de Lima: Swiss electronic/alternative rock band.
Perdidos en los 90 — April 7; Jockey Club del Perú: A mini festival celebrating the 90s, with Ella Baila Sola, Amistades Peligrosas, Cómplices and Ariztia.
Edgar Oceransky — April 7; Embassy, Plaza San Martín: Mexican singer-songwriter.
Sport — April 12; La Cochera, Pueblo Libre: Indie punk band from Lyon, France.
Girls of Rock — April 13; Delirium; Plaza San Martín: Female-fronted rock festival featuring Dan Dan Dero, Las Tetris, Area 7, Cherrylips and more.
Selvámonos Parada Lima — April 14; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: The Selvámonos festival comes to Lima with a mixed day of musical genres and other events.
Radiohead (Soundhearts Festival) — April 17; Estadio Nacional: Radiohead will headline the Soundhearts Festival as part of their A Moon Shaped Pool world tour. Flying Lotus, Junun and Mundaka will support.
Álex Ferreira — April 20; Qincha Resto Bar, Barranco: Dominican singer-songwriter.
Ricardo Arjona — April 21; Jockey Club del Perú: This Guatemalan singer-songwriter is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time.
WarCry — April 21; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Spanish power metal band.
Citizen — April 22; The Blood, Central Lima: Rock band from Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio.
Super Junior — April 22; Jockey Club del Perú: South Korean boy band.
Pedro Aznar — April 24; Teatro Pirandello, Central Lima: Argentine musician and singer-songwriter playing a mix of jazz, Argentine folk and rock music.
Mar de Copas — April 24 and 25; Gran Teatro Nacional: One of Peru’s most iconic pop-rock bands celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Immolation — April 25; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American death metal band from New York.
Motorama — April 26; Discoteca Mangos, Lince: Russian post-punk band.
Taytakunan Festival — April 28; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Various bands from Peru and beyond.
Festival Barrio Latino — April 28; Club Cultural de Lima, Chorrillos: An urban music festival featuring Nicky Jam, Farruko, Gente de Zona, Nacho, De La Ghetto, Abraham Mateo and Piso 21.
Fiesta Psicodélica — April 28; Tayta Wanka, Central Lima: A fusion of rock and traditional Andean music, featuring El Polen.
Dvicio — April 30; C.C. Maria Angola, Miraflores: Spanish pop group.
Premiata Forneria Marconi — April 30; Teatro Municipal de Lima, Central Lima: Italian progressive rock.
‘Bad Habit’ by The Kooks (playing Lima on May 6, 2018)
‘Money’ by The Drums (playing Lima on May 10, 2018)
Erasure — May 1; Mall Aventura Plaza, Paucarpata, AREQUIPA: Well done Erasure! It’s good to see a major international act playing outside of Lima.
Erasure — May 2; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: The old-school English synthpop duo are still going, somehow.
Gilberto Santa Rosa — May 5; Jockey Club del Perú: Puerto Rican band leader and singer known as “The Gentleman of Salsa.”
The Kooks — May 6; Domo Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: English pop rock band. I listened to these guys for a whole summer back in the day.
Future Islands — May 7; C.C. Barranco: American synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Drums — May 10; C.C. Barranco: American indie pop band from New York City.
Daniel Cavanagh — May 12; La Casa Roja, Barranco: English guitarist and singer who formed the British band Anathema in 1990.
Alejandro Fernandez — May 12; Jockey Club del Perú: A hugely popular Mexican singer.
Therion — May 17; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Swedish symphonic metal.
Vivo X El Rock 10 — May 19 and May 26; Estadio Nacional: One of Peru’s biggest rock festivals returns, this time over consecutive Saturdays. Fifty bands will play, including 24 international acts.More details at the Facebook page.
Jorge Drexler — May 21; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: Uruguayan Latin pop musician and actor.
Fito Páez — June 1; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist and singer-songwriter.
The Flatliners — June 3; venue TBA: Punk rock band from Ontario, Canada.
Una Noche de Salsa — June 9; Estadio Nacional: If you like salsa, then don’t miss this one. Ten salsa bands all on one stage.
Angra — June 10; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Brazilian metal band formed in 1991.
Ha*Ash — June 13; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Mexican-American pop duo.
La Lá — July 13 and 14; Centro Cultural Universidad de Lima, Surco: La Lá, aka Giovanna Nuñez, is a Peruvian singer-songwriter.
Laura Pausini — Aug 14; Jockey Club del Perú: Italian pop singer-songwriter.
Tarja Turunen — Sept 4; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Finish singer-songwriter and soprano, and former lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.
Vance Joy — Oct 3; C.C. Barranco: Australian singer and songwriter.
Roger Waters — Nov 17; location TBA: The legendary bassist and Pink Floyd co-founder comes to Lima as part of his Us+Them tour.