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 (updated on 14.01.2022) Reading time: 4 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.

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.

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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
Feb. 2: Walter Trout, Lucerna Music Bar
Feb. 16: iMucha, O2 universum
Feb. 13: Hans Zimmer, O2 Arena
Feb. 18: Enrique Iglesias, O2 Arena
Feb. 26: Aurora, Forum Karlín

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March

March 5: The Script, Forum Karlín
March 10: UB40, Forum Karlín
March 15: Counting Crows, O2 universum
March 16: Avril Lavigne, Tipsport arena
March 23: Dire Straits Experince (cover band), Lucerna Velký sál
March 21–April 3: One World Film festival, various venues
March 23: Rag’n’Bone Man, O2 universum
March 25: Rock Orchestra by Candlelight, Prague Congress Center
March 30: Czech-Slovak Ball, Obecní dům
March 30–31: Nothing But Thieves, Roxy

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April

April 6–13: Days of European Film, various venues
April 11: Shawn Mendes, O2 Arena
April 18: Chainsmokers, Tipsport arena
April 20: Magical Music of Harry Potter, Prague Congress Center
April 19–28: Febiofest
April 22–24: Comic Con 2022, O2 universum
April 23: Helloween + Hammerfall, O2 Arena
April 24: Ghost, O2 Arena
April 28: Franz Ferdinand, Forum Karlín
April 29: 5 Seconds of Summer, O2 universum
April 30: Lang Lang, O2 Arena

May

May 1: A-Ha, O2 Arena
May 3: Róisín Murphy, Lucerna Velký sál
May 8: Volkswagen Marathon
May 6–7: Kryštof, O2 Arena
May 9: Keb' Mo', Divadlo Archa
May 9–12: Book World, Výstaviště Holešovice
May 10: One Republic, 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 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
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, Tipsport arena
May 27: Korn, Tipsport arena
May 28: Church Night
May 28 and 30: Imagine Dragons, Letiště Letňany
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: Primátorky boat race, Vltava
June 6: The Pink Floyd Legacy UK (cover band), Prague Congress Center
June 7: Beth Hart, O2 universum
June 8: Pet Shop Boys, Forum Karlín
June 11: Prague Rocks 2 – My Chemical Romance, Sinobo Stadium
June 12: Nick Mason (ex-Pink Floyd), Forum Karlín
June 12: The Offspring, Ledárny Bráník
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
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

July

July 4: Aerosmith, O2 Arena
July 13: Kiss, 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. 14: Limp Bizkit, Forum Karlín
Aug. 18: Arctic Monkeys, Výstaviště Holešovice
Aug. 25: Pixies, Forum Karlín

September

Sept. 8–25: Dvořák Festival, various venues
Sept. 10: Poets of the Fall, Roxy
Sept. 11: Welcome to Night Vale, Kino Lucerna

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. 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. 5: The Toy Dolls, Divadlo Archa
Nov. 14: Yamato, Prague Congress Center
Nov. 24–30: French Film Festival, various venues
Nov. 28: Cœur de Pirate, Palác Akropolis
November, dates to be announced: Das Filmfest, Design Week, Strings of Autumn

December

Dec. 10: Uriah Heep, Forum Karlín

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