OVERVIEW: Concert, festival, and comedy line up for Prague in 2023

This year at Prague's concert venues you can catch everything from current pop stars to classic rock to spoken word.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 30.12.2022 17:00:00 (updated on 02.01.2023) Reading time: 6 minutes

The concert lineup for 2023 in Prague is filled with current pop acts, some blasts from the past, musical virtuosos, and a lot of heavy metal. There will also be a few chances to laugh with top-level comedians. 

Depeche Mode has a large Czech following. They will be at Letiště Letňany in July to play material from their upcoming album “Memento Mori,” which should be released in early 2023. Another musician with a local following, former Velvet Underground member John Cale will be coming to Archa in March to support his new album “Mercy,” slated for release in January.

Roger Waters will play two concerts in May at O2 Arena in what he is calling his “first farewell tour.” People can expect to hear classic reworked versions of Pink Floyd material plus some of his solo work.

Waters caused some controversy with remarks he made about the conflict in Ukraine, which led to his shows in Poland being canceled but his Czech shows are still going to happen.

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Big summer pop music shows will include Maroon 5 in June and The Weeknd in August, both at Letiště Letňany. The annual Metronome festival in Výstaviště Holešovice in June so far is headlined by Jamiroquai, though the whole lineup has been announced yet. In the fall, One Direction member Louis Tomlinson will come to O2 Arena.

Heavy metal fans are spoiled for choice, as all the usual suspects are scheduled to perform. Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest will finally play their long-delayed show, originally scheduled for the start of 2022. If you have never seen Ozzy, this might be your last chance as this outing is billed as No More Tours II. He retired previously in 1992, though, so you never know.

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard will also appear together at the Prague Rocks concert at Letiště Letňany.

Iron Maiden will bring their Future Past tour to O2 Arena for two days at the end of May. And a name many people thought they would never get to see, Pantera is back with a new lineup featuring bassist Rex Brown and vocalist Phil Anselmo.

And if that is not enough, Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann has a solo concert, Limp Bizkit will be at Forum Karlín, and Kiss is back for the third time on their extended farewell tour.  

Other notable acts headed our way include “Budapest” singer and guitarist George Ezra, Canadian pop-punk performer Avril Lavigne, faceless avant-garde musicians The Residents, progressive rock band Yes, Eurovision winner Måneskin, guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa, pianist Diana Krall, multi-instrumentalist Beth Hart, blues legend Buddy Guy, roots rockers Larkin Poe, and film score composer Hans Zimmer.

Some top stars of comedy and spoken word will also make appearances throughout the year. Henry Rollins, the former lead singer of Black Flag, will recount recent events from his life at Divadlo Na Fidlovačce as part of his Good to See Your 2023 tour.

Three top comics – Ricky Gervais, Dylan Moran, and Jim Jefferies – each return to bring us some of their insights into the modern world. There will also be another edition of the Comedy Store, this time with Laura Lexx, Lily Phillips, and Geoff Norcott.

January

  • Jan. 5: Čechomor, Divadlo Hybernia
  • Jan. 6: Royal Republic, Divadlo Archa
  • Jan. 20: Palaye Royale, Malá Sportovní Hala
  • Jan. 22: Heaven Shall Burn, Forum Karlín
  • Jan. 22: Pasión de Buena Vista, Lucerna’s Velký sál 
  • Jan. 27: C’est la Magie (illusion), Prague Congress Center
  • Jan. 28: Dara Rolins, O2 Arena
  • Jan. 28: Arakain, O2 universum

February

  • Feb. 2–18: Cirkopolis, Palác Akropolis
  • Feb 4: Ice Nine Kills, Roxy
  • Feb. 7: Bring Me the Horizon, Sportovní hala Fortuna
  • Feb. 8: The Staples Jr. Singers, Palác Akropolis
  • Feb. 9: The Black Angels, Roxy
  • Feb. 9: Bullet For My Valentine, Forum Karlín
  • Feb. 10: Comedy Store, Lucerna Music Bar
  • Feb. 11 (4 p.m.): Magical Music of Harry Potter, Prague Congress Center
  • Feb. 11 (8 p.m.): The Wall in Concert (cover), Prague Congress Center
  • Feb. 14: Henry Rollins, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce
  • Feb. 15: Lord of the Rings in Concert, Divadlo Hybernia
  • Feb. 15: Tamino, Lucerna Music Bar
  • Feb. 16: VV, Lucerna Music Bar
  • Feb. 16: Residents, Divadlo Archa
  • Feb. 16: The Legendary Pink Dots, Underdogs’
  • Feb. 17: Lewis Capaldi, O2 Arena
  • Feb. 21: George Ezra, Sportovní hala Fortuna
  • Feb. 22: Röyksopp, Forum Karlín
  • Feb. 24: AC/DC tribute with orchestra, Divadlo Hybernia
  • Feb. 25: Jan Bendig, Forum Karlín
  • Feb. 28: Eden, MeetFactory
  • Feb. 28: Son Lux, Roxy

March

  • March 1: John Cale, Divadlo Archa
  • March 4: Ricky Gervais: Armageddon, Prague Congress Center
  • March 4: half•alive, Meetfactory
  • March 4: Dermot Kennedy, Křižík Pavilion B, Výstaviště Praha
  • March 5: Sematary, Fuchs2
  • March 6: Eros Ramazzotti, O2 Arena
  • March 12: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Lucerna’s Velký sál
  • March 12: Nneka, Palác Akropolis
  • March 12: Easy Life, Roxy
  • March 13: James Heather, Palác Akropolis
  • March 14: Starset, Lucerna Music Bar
  • March 17: Oxxxymiron, Forum Karlín
  • March 18: $uicideboy$, Sportovní hala Fortuna
  • March 18: Liquicity Prague, Malá sportovní hala
  • March 20: Progres 2, Lucerna Music Bar
  • March 20: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Meetfactory
  • March 26: The Subways, Lucerna Music Bar
  • March 31: Pantha du Prince, Palác Akropolis

April

  • April 3: Limp Bizkit, Forum Karlín
  • April 4: Dylan Moran, Prague Congress Center
  • April 4: Aldous Harding, Palác Akropolis
  • April 6: The Last Internationale, Rock Café
  • April 6: Kingdom Come orchestral concert, O2 universum
  • April 7: We Are Scientists, Futurum Music Bar
  • April 12: The Blue Stones, Rock Café
  • April 14–16: Comic Con, O2 universum
  • April 17: Svetlana Loboda, Forum Karlín
  • April 19–20: Mig21, Forum Karlín
  • April 21: Jim Jefferies, Prague Congress Center
  • April 21: Justin Adams, Palác Akropolis
  • April 23: Suzi Quatro, Lucerna’s Velký sál 
  • April 26: Avril Lavigne, Sportovní hala Fortuna
  • April 26: My Baby, Kasárna Karlín
  • April 26: Tom Segura, Divadlo Broadway
  • April 28: Whitney Houston Tribute, Divadlo Hybernia

May

  • May 3–7: Cirque du Soleil: OVO, O2 arena
  • May 3: Ziggy Alberts, Rock Café
  • May 3: Joe Bonamassa, Forum Karlín
  • May 5–6: United Islands, various locations
  • May 12: Concord Orchestra (rock hits), Prague Congress Center
  • May 13: The Mission, Futurum Music Bar
  • May 14: Måneskin, O2 Arena
  • May 14: UB40, Forum Karlín
  • May 14: Led Zeppelin Symphonic (cover band), Prague Congress Center
  • May 17: Fred Wesley and the New JB’s, Palác Akropolis
  • May 18: Yes plays Relayer, Forum Karlín
  • May 18: Queen relived by Queenie (cover band), O2 Arena
  • May 19: Ozzy Osbourne + Judas Priest, O2 Arena
  • May 20: Diana Krall, Prague Congress Center
  • May 21: Karpe, Roxy
  • May 21: Alyssa Edwards, SaSaZu
  • May 23: Pentatonix, O2 Arena
  • May 24–25: Roger Waters, O2 Arena
  • May 27: Diodato, Palác Akropolis
  • May 30: Walter Trout, Palác Akropolis
  • May 30–31: Iron Maiden, O2 Arena

June

  • June 2: Prague Rocks: Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Letiště Letňany
  • June 2: Hans Zimmer, O2 Arena
  • June 3: André Rieu, O2 Arena
  • June 3: Peter Bence: Forum Karlín
  • June 4: Tenacious D, Forum Karlín
  • June 6: Boy Bleach, Meetfactory
  • June 7: The Lumineers, Sportovní hala Fortuna
  • June 10: Kiss, O2 Arena
  • June 12: Pantera, O2 Arena
  • June 13: The War On Drugs, Forum Karlín
  • June 16–18: Marek Ztracený, Fortuna Arena (Eden)
  • June 17: Pavel Šporcl, O2 Arena
  • June 21: Prague Rocks: Maroon 5, Letiště Letňany
  • June 22–25: Metronome Festival: Jamiroquai et al., Výstaviště Holešovice
  • June 28: Hilltop Hoods, Forum Karlín

July

  • July 16: Buddy Guy, Prague Congress Center
  • July 30: Depeche Mode, Letiště Letňany

August

  • Aug. 6: The Weeknd, Letiště Letňany
  • Aug. 17–Sept. 3: Letní Letná, Letná park

September

  • Sept. 16: Two Steps from Hell, O2 universum
  • Sept. 19: Blink-182, O2 Arena
  • Sept. 23: Kontrafakt, O2 Arena

October

  • Oct. 3: Marian Vojtko, O2 universum
  • Oct. 6–7: Škwor, O2 universum
  • Oct. 14: Ewa Farna, O2 Arena
  • Oct. 14–15: Circus Circus, O2 universum
  • Oct. 16: Disney 100 concert, O2 Arena
  • Oct. 19: Louis Tomlinson, O2 Arena
  • Oct. 27: Hauser, Sportovní hala Fortuna
  • Oct. 31: Larkin Poe, Forum Karlín

November

  • Nov. 4: Daniel Landa, O2 Arena
  • Nov. 10: Ben Cristovao, O2 Arena
  • Nov. 10: Beth Hart, O2 universum
  • Nov. 22: Till Lindemann, Sportovní hala Fortuna
  • Nov. 24: Dymytry, O2 Arena
  • Nov. 30: Creedence Clearwater Revived (cover band), Pražská křižovatka
  • Nov. 30: Mirai, O2 Arena

December

  • Dec. 2: Jelen, O2 Arena
  • Dec. 14: Voxel, Palác Akropolis
  • Dec. 16: Piaf! the Show, Divadlo Hybernia
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