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)
Luis Guzmán — Jan 20; La Casa del Auxilio, Central Lima: A Peruvian super-group, apparently.
Electro Selvámonos 2018 — Jan 27; Playa Explosivos, Punta Negra, Km. 48 Antigua Panamericana Sur: Featuring 20 international and national DJs.
Skate Punk Sessions 4 — Feb 9; Venue TBA: Featuring Mute and No Trigger.
Root Festivals — Feb 17; Punta Rocas Beach: Reggae from Iseo & Dodosound and Culture feat. Kenyatta Hill.
Mikel Erentxun — Feb 20; Teatro Pirandello, Central Lima: A Venezuelan-born Spanish rock musician.
La Mala Rodríguez — Feb 23; El Dragón del Sur, Punta Hermosa: Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish hip hop singer.
Alternativo Music Festival — Feb 24; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Two stages with 28 bands from Peru and beyond. More info here.
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.
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.
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.
Premiata Forneria Marconi — April 30; Teatro Municipal de Lima, Central Lima: Italian progressive rock.
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.
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.
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.
Laura Pausini — Aug 14; Jockey Club del Perú: Italian pop singer-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.