GRIDLOK & PROLIX, October 3, Venue TBC
Two internationally-renowned electronica DJs, joined by numerous special guests, arrive in Bogota to show what has made them so popular at underground electronica festivals. Tickets available ($30,000) at La Pinta Hostel Calle 65 #5-67.
Los Cafres, October 3, Teatro Metropol
The Argentine reggae and roots legends return to Bogota as part of a Latin American tour to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary. Tickets on sale through tuticket.com.
Felix Da Housecat, October 3, Theatron
House music maestro Felix Da Housecat returns to Bogota for a set that’s sure to have you begging for more. Tickets on sale through tuboleta.com.
La Afrocumbia All Star 3rd Birthday, October 4, Royal Center
With star names including La-33, Sidestepper, El Freaky and a surprise guest in the shape of a cumbia legend, this promises to be a night of pulsating music and fun times. Tickets start from $44,000, available at La Hamburgueseria.
Franz Ferdinand, October 5, Royal Center
The unmistakable sound of Glaswegian rock royalty makes its way to Bogota for the second time. Tickets available via tuboleta.com, prices start from $90,000.
Queens of the Stone Age, October 7, Royal Center
Californian rock legends bring their own brand of chaotic and enigmatic music to Bogota. After six years of discographic silence, they come to share their newest critically-acclaimed offering, ‘…Like Clockwork’, and rock aficionados in Bogota should rightly be excited about their debut appearance in the city. Tickets available via tuboleta.com.
SOFA 2014, October 16-19, Corferias
The sixth version of the Salon de Ocio y de la Fantasia, an alternative cultural fair, is expected to receive over 100,000 visitors. There will be a comic and manga room, street art, fashion shows, a skate park, urban sports, roleplaying and strategy games, a stand-up festival, an urban music festival and video games. For more info, see sofa2014.com.
Calle 13 Multi_Viral, October 17, Centro Eventos Autopista Norte
Puerto Rican legends Calle 13 have won 19 Latin Grammys (more than any other artist) and two Grammys. They set out on a tour that will take in Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Mexico. Ticket purchase includes a code to download their new album Multi_Viral. Tickets from $65,000, available through tuboleta.com.
ARTBO, October 24-27, Corferias
The Bogota International Art Fair brings together artists and galleries from all over the world in one of Latin America’s largest art marketplaces.
La Feria del Millon, October 25-27, Centro Creativo Textura
The art fair where everything costs $1 million pesos or less.
The Color Run, October 26, Parque Simon Bolivar
‘The happiest 5km on the planet’ fills the streets of Bogota with colour. Tickets cost $55,000.
Arctic Monkeys, November 4, El Campin
British indie-rock legends come to the capital to showcase their recent critically-acclaimed album, AM, as well as their previous hits. Tickets on sale through tuboleta.com from $90,000.
La Oreja de Van Gogh, November 7, Royal Center
Spain’s iconic pop band, which first came to the fore in the mid 1990s, is one of the most successful pop-rock groups around, with numerous number ones across the Spanish speaking world and even in Europe and the United States. Tickets from $131,000, available through ticketbis.com.co.
SOMA, November 19-22, Various Venues
With big names such as Metronomy, The Lumineers, Icono Pop and Esteman, this year’s SOMA festival promises to be great. Entrance for all four days costs $250,000, with individual days starting at $82,000. Tickets through tuboleta.com.
James Blunt Moon Landing World Tour, March 20 2015, Royal Center
One of this century’s most successful British artists comes to Bogota to share his dulcet pop/rock/folk sounds with the capital. Tickets start at $82,000, available through tuboleta.com.