One of our most popular destinations is also a hotspot for pop and rock musicians – there’s often a Prague leg on their European tours.
This year is no exception and it’s a banner year for rock and metal fans with Springsteen, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all putting in appearances.
Links go straight to places you can buy tickets (other than for Black Sabbath – that’s sold out so your best bet is trying to find someone selling their tickets on the classifieds section of a site like Expats.cz.
Joe Bonamassa, Tipsport Arena, 28/2/12
Diana Reeves, Municipal House, 14th March 2012
The Stranglers, Meet Factory, 20th April 2012
Manic Street Preachers, Lucerna Velky Sal, 25 the April 2012
Metallica, Synot Tip Arena, 7th May 2012
Black Sabbath, O2 Arena, 6th June 2012
Pearl Jam, O2 Arena, 2nd July 2012
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Synot Tip Arena, 11th July 2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Synot Tip Arena, 27th August 2012
Coldplay, Synot Tip Arena, 16th September 2012
If you’re into classical then there’s the Prague Spring, running from 12th May to 3rd June this year, and if music festivals are your thing then the middle of summer (you’ll notice there are no big concerts in the city for most of July and August). If you’re travelling with JayWay don’t forget to let your destination manager know what you’re into and we will let you know what’s on when you’re n town.
The list above features concerts at a wide array of venues:
A O2 Arena is a large, modern, indoor arena. 18,000 capacity, Slavia Praha Ice Hockey Club play home games here
B Synot Tip Arena is a recently built 21,000 capacity football stadium, home to Slavia Praha Football Club
C Tipsport Arena is a 50 year old ice hockey arena, 14,000 capacity. Previously known as Tesla Arena and T-Mobile Arena before that
D Municipal House (Obecni Dum) is a multi-purpose building, one of Prague’s most beautiful landmarks and located in the center, full of art deco detail and two large concert halls.
E Lucerna Velky Sal is the largest concert space in the Lucerna Palac, a large building, shopping arcade, music club and cinema complex at the middle of Wenceslas Square. A fairly small intimate venue to watch a rock band (2,500 capacity)
F Hybernia Theatre is situated opposite Obecni Dum and is a recently renovated theatre with a capacity of just under 1,000.