Prague’s 2022 event calendar is jammed with concerts and festivals

Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys, Beck, and Nick Cave are among the concert highlights for this year.

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston Published on 06.01.2022 14:45:00 (updated on 22.06.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes

The event calendar for 2022 is filled with newly announced concerts and festivals, plus rescheduled performances from 2020 and 2021. The outlook for many live shows still depends on the development of the pandemic.

Restrictions for attending performances and events can be found here. Currently, a maximum of 1,000 people can attend cultural or sporting events and must be seated. Attendees show proof of Covid vaccination or recovery, with some exceptions. Organizers must check certificates by scanning QR codes. Respirators are required inside venues.

The rules are expected to be relaxed in the spring and summer if the pandemic subsides. Ticket sellers must offer refunds if events are canceled, but if the concert is postponed people should keep their tickets which will remain valid for the new date.

We've put together a yearly outlook of concerts and festivals to look forward to in Prague in 2022. More information for concerts in Prague and the Czech Republic can be found on Songkick as well as websites and socials of individual venues and promoters.

Live music

Spring and summer see veteran rockers like Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Kiss, and Patti Smith and recent hitmakers like Shawn Mendes, 5 Seconds of Summer, and One Republic play Prague. Fans of ’80s music can look forward to live shows by Pet Shop Boys, A-Ha, and the Cure.

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For heavy metal fans, this year promises Helloween, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, the Offspring, and Whitesnake. For easier listening, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, and Zaz are scheduled to perform.

Patti Smith in 2007. (Photo: Wikimedia commons, Beni Köhler, CC BY Sa #.0)
Patti Smith in 2007. (Photo: Wikimedia commons, Beni Köhler, CC BY Sa #.0)

Large outdoor concerts include Rammstein, Imagine Dragons, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, all appearing at Letiště Letňany on different dates. The Metronome Festival on June 23–25 at Výstaviště Holešovice will be headlined by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Beck, and Oh Wonder. In August, Arctic Monkeys will also perform at Výstaviště.

Festivals

Several film festivals are scheduled to take place throughout the year as well. The One World documentary festival is slated for the end of March. Days of European Film and Febiofest are tentatively going ahead in April. The French film festival should occur at the end of November. Other film festival dates have not yet been specified. The Signal festival of light art is scheduled for early October.

The popular annual Museum Night has not yet been scheduled and likely won't take place. But both Church Night (Noc kostelů) and Open House Prague are for those who like to peek inside buildings.

January

Jan. 13–15: Iranian Film Festival, Kino Světozor
Jan. 19–25: Scandi Nordic Film Festival (online)
Jan. 25: Gojira, Forum Karlín (postponed, no new date yet)

February

Feb. 1: Bullet for My Valentine, Forum Karlín (postponed, no new date yet)
Feb. 1: The Lumineers, Tipsport arena (postponed, no new date yet)
Feb. 2: Walter Trout, Lucerna Music Bar (postponed to May 29, 2023)
Feb. 13: Metallica S&M Tribute Show with orchestra (cover band)
Feb. 16: iMucha, O2 universum
Feb. 13: Hans Zimmer, O2 Arena (postponed, to April 20)
Feb. 18: Enrique Iglesias, O2 Arena (postponed to June 8, 2022)
Feb. 21–27: Eiga-Sai festival of Japanese Film, Lucerna
Feb. 26: Aurora, Forum Karlín (postponed to June 22, 2022)
Feb. 28–March 6: Prague Shorts Festival, various venues

March

March 5: The Script, Forum Karlín (canceled)
March 10: UB40, Forum Karlín (postponed, no new date)
March 15: Counting Crows, O2 universum (canceled)
March 16: Avril Lavigne, Tipsport arena (moved to April 26, 2023)
March 20: Maceo Parker, Divadlo Archa (moved to Nov. 2)
March 21–April 3: One World Film festival, various venues
March 23: Dire Straits Experience (cover band), Lucerna Velký sál
March 23: Rag’n’Bone Man, O2 universum (canceled, no new date)
March 25: Rock Orchestra by Candlelight, Prague Congress Center (canceled, no new date)
March 30–31: Nothing But Thieves, Roxy

April

April 6–13: Days of European Film, various venues
April 11: Shawn Mendes, O2 Arena (postponed to June 22, 2023)
April 16: Engelbert Humperdinck, Lucerna Velký sál
April 18: Chainsmokers, Tipsport arena (postponed to Nov. 5, 2022)
April 20: Magical Music of Harry Potter, Prague Congress Center
April 22–24: Comic Con 2022, O2 universum
April 23: Helloween + Hammerfall, O2 Arena (postponed to June 30, 2022)
April 24: Ghost, O2 Arena
April 28: Franz Ferdinand, Forum Karlín (canceled)
April 28–May 4: Febiofest
April 29: 5 Seconds of Summer, O2 universum
April 30: Czech-Slovak Ball, Obecní dům
April 30: Lang Lang, O2 Arena

May

May 1: A-Ha, O2 Arena
May 2–3: Dead Can Dance, Prague Congress Center
May 3: Róisín Murphy, Roxy
May 6–7: Kryštof, O2 Arena
May 6: Eagles of Death Metal, Lucerna Music Bar
May 8: Volkswagen Marathon
May 9: Keb' Mo', Divadlo Archa
May 10: OneRepublic, O2 Arena
May 11: Tata Bojs, O2 universum
May 12–June 3: Prague Spring Music Festival, various venues
May 13–14: Jarek Nohavica, O2 universum
May 13: Comedy Store, Divadlo Bravo!
May 15–16: Rammstein, Letiště Letňany
May 16–22 Open House Prague
May 17: Andrea Bocelli, O2 Arena
May 18: 2Cellos, O2 Arena
May 19: Jamie Cullum, O2 universum
May 22: Yes, Forum Karlín (postponed to May 18, 2023)
May 23: Tool, O2 Arena
May 26: UDG, Forum Karlín
May 26: Larkin Poe, Lucerna Music Bar
May 26: Scorpions, O2 Arena
May 26: Dream Theater, Sportovní hala v Holešovicích
May 27: Korn, Sportovní hala v Holešovicích
May 31: Einstürzende Neubauten, Forum Karlín

June

June 1: André Rieu, O2 Arena
June 3: Daniel Sloss, Forum Karlín
June 5: Eric Clapton, O2 Arena
June 5–6: Imagine Dragons, Letiště Letňany (new date)
June 5–6: Primátorky boat race, Vltava
June 6: The Pink Floyd Legacy UK (cover band), Prague Congress Center
June 7: Beth Hart, O2 universum
June 8: Enrique Iglesias, O2 Arena 
June 8: Pet Shop Boys, Forum Karlín
June 9: Alt J, Power Station Holešovice
June 9–12: Book World, Výstaviště Holešovice
June 10: Church Night
June 10–11: United Islands of Prague, various locations
June 11: Prague Rocks 2 – My Chemical Romance, O2 Arena (new venue)
June 11: Queen Symphonic (cover band), Sportovní hala Holešovice
June 12: Nick Mason (ex-Pink Floyd), Forum Karlín
June 12: Foreigner, Sportovní hala Holešovice (canceled)
June 12: The Offspring. Power Station Holešovice
June 14: Whitesnake, O2 universum
June 18: Guns N’ Roses, Letiště Letňany
June 19–20: In Memory of Karel Gott, O2 Arena
June 20: Iron Maiden, Sinobo Stadium
June 22: Celine Dion, O2 Arena (postpones to Feb. 24, 2023)
June 22: Aurora, Forum Karlín
June 22: Prague Rocks – Metallica, Letiště Letňany
June 23–25: Metronome Prague, Výstaviště Holešovice
June 24–25: The Tiger Lillies & Orchestr Berg, Divadlo Archa
June 25: Alicia Keys, O2 Arena (Canceled)

July

July 4: Aerosmith, O2 Arena (canceled)
July 5: Jack White, Forum Karlín
July 11: Jeff Beck featuring Johnny Depp, Forum Karlín
July 13: Kiss, O2 Arena
July 15: Harry Styles, O2 Arena
July 17: Tindersticks, Divadlo Archa
July 19: Patti Smith, Forum Karlín
July 22: Pearl Jam, O2 Arena
July 28: Slipknot, O2 Arena

Kiss is on what is supposed ot be their last our ever. (Photo: Wikimedia commons, Nashville69 . CC BY Sa 4.0)
Kiss is on what is supposed to be their last tour ever. (Photo: Wikimedia commons, Nashville69 . CC BY Sa 4.0)

August

Aug. 8–14: Prague Pride
Aug. 11–31: Letní Letná
Aug. 14: Limp Bizkit, Forum Karlín
Aug. 18: Arctic Monkeys, Výstaviště Holešovice
Aug. 25: Pixies, Forum Karlín

September

Sept. 2–4: Burger Fest, Výstaviště Holešovice
Sept. 8–25: Dvořák Festival, various venues
Sept. 10: Poets of the Fall, Roxy
Sept. 11: Welcome to Night Vale, Kino Lucerna
Sept. 19: Machine Gun Kelly, Sportovní hala v Holešovicích
Sept. 24: Celeste Barber, RockOpera Praha

October

Oct. 1: Ben Cristovao, O2 Arena
Oct. 4: Anastacia, O2 universum
Oct. 7: Parov Stelar, Tipsort arena (changed from March 5)
Oct. 6–9: Signal festival, various locations
Oct. 5–12: Be2Can film festival, various venues
Oct. 7–15: 4+4 Days in Motion, various venues
Oct. 12: Lucie, O2 Arena
Oct. 16: Simon and Garfunkel Story (cover band), Forum Karlín
Oct. 22: Swedish House Mafia, O2 Arena
Oct. 24: The Cure, O2 Arena
Oct. 25: Zaz, O2 universum
Oct. 28: Laibach, Palác Akropolis
Oct. 31: Placebo, O2 universum

November

Nov. 2: Maceo Parker, Divadlo Archa
Nov. 5: The Toy Dolls, Divadlo Archa
Nov. 6: Chainsmokers, Sportovní hala v Holešovicích
Nov. 14: Yamato, Prague Congress Center
Nov. 24–30: French Film Festival, various venues
Nov. 26: Krampus Show, Výstaviště Holešovice
Nov. 28: Cœur de Pirate, Palác Akropolis
November, dates to be announced: Das Filmfest, Design Week, Strings of Autumn

December

Dec. 9: Moderat, Forum Karlín
Dec. 10: Uriah Heep, Forum Karlín
Dec. 19: Ennio Morricone Official Celebration, O2 Arena
Dec. 21: Nightwish, O2 Arena

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