Interpol will play in Lima, Peru in April 2019. Photo by Secretaría de Cultura Ciudad de México, flickr.com

Below you’ll find full listings for all the major music concerts in Peru in 2018 and 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)

December 2018

Sarah Brightman — Dec 4; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: English classical crossover soprano, singer and songwriter.

Kevin Johansen + The Nada – Dec 6; C.C. Barranco: The U.S.-turned-Argentine rock musician comes to Lima with his old group The Nada.

Comeback Kid — Dec 7; The Blood, Central Lima: Canadian hardcore punk band.

Emmanuel — Dec 7; Jockey Club del Perú: Mexican singer.

Alternativo Music Festival – Dec 15; Lawn Tennis Club, Jesús María: Two stages of rock, pop, indie and fusion with 28 bands from Peru and South America.

Olga Tañón – Dec 15; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican singer who specializes in merengue and Latin pop.

January 2019

Electro Selvámonos 2019 – Jan 26; Playa Salvaje, Km 205.5 of the Nueva Panamericana Sur, Ica: An edition of the popular electronic music festival, this time south of Lima in Ica.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) – Jan 30; Domos Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel, Lima: OMD are still going? Blimey. This will be the first time the English electronic band plays in Lima.

February 2019

Overkill – Feb 6; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American thrash metal band originally formed in 1980.

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.

‘Four Out Of Five ‘ by Arctic Monkeys (playing in Lima on March 26, 2019)

‘Thunderbolt’ by Saxon (playing Lima on March 6, 2019)

March 2019

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.

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.

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.

April 2019

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?

May 2019

Slash – May 7; Arena Costa Verde, San Miguel: The lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses comes to Lima with his own band.

Maluma – May 9; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Popular Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter.