Bucharest is a city full of culture and beauty, and in the past years, it has become the place to be when it comes to music festivals and concerts.
Romanians and people from all over the world choose to visit the capital to explore the city, have fun and gather at the cultural events which are neatly organized every year.
Here are the most awaited music festivals and concerts in Bucharest 2023:
Passenger Concert: April 9
Passenger, by his real name Mike Rosenberg, is a platinum-selling, multiple award-winning singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. His most notable song „Let Her Go,” which peaked at #1 in 19 countries, has received close to three billion YouTube views. But „Let Her Go” is just one track from a remarkable discography that spans several albums, including Young as the Dawn, Old as the Sea, which peaked at the top of the UK and international charts. Rosenberg has gained a large following worldwide and had the opportunity to perform as the headlining act on some of the most illustrious venues in the world because of his consistency in production and authenticity both on and off stage.
Passenger will perform at Arenele Romane in Bucharest and you can purchase tickets for the prices of 125 RON, 200 RON, and 250 RON.
Eros Ramazzotti Concert: April 23
Eros Ramazzotti is undoubtedly one of the most successful artists, with songs that have marked the history of Italian music, and songs that have been heard around the world: 70 million records sold, 2 billion streams, and almost 2 billion views on YouTube.
After 14 studio albums, sold-out European and world tours, countless awards, certifications, and recognitions, he now celebrates 35 years of his career with WORLD TOUR PREMIÈRE – ten exclusive previews for a new chapter in his artistic and musical career, in five of the most prestigious arenas in the world, starting on 15 September 2022 at La Maestranza in Seville, then in Agrigento, Verona, Athens, and Caesarea.
Eros Ramazzotti is coming to the Palace Hall in Bucharest this spring; you can find tickets for the event at viagogo.com.
Metalhead Meeting Festival: May 26-28
In 2023, Metalhead Meeting celebrates 10 years since its first edition with a special event that will take place from 26 to 28 May at Romexpo, outdoors. One of the headliners is the band Pantera, who will perform on 27 May. Life of Agony takes the stage on the last day of the festival.
Also, the famous American rock band Foo Fighters will perform as well at the Metalhead Meeting, so their fans will have the amazing chance of rocking together with their favorite band.
Ticket prices start from 364 RON and go up to 734 RON for the VIP section. You can order yours from infomusic.ro.
Summer in the City Festival: June 3-4
Summer in the City is the festival that brings Robbie Williams and Sam Smith to Bucharest.
Robbie Williams and Sam Smith, one of the most popular artists of the moment, are coming to Romania for the first edition of the Summer in the City festival. The two will perform on 3 and 4 June in Bucharest’s Constitution Square. Considered by the famous Billboard magazine as one of the most successful pop stars of the moment, Sam Smith is coming to Romania for the first time. The organizers expect more than 150,000 people to attend the two-day festival.
Ticket prices range from 499 RON and go up to 1679 RON and can be purchased on iabilet.ro.
Tom Jones Concert: June 18
The legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones is coming to perform in Bucharest at the Palace Hall on June 18 this year.
Born in a small Welsh village, Tom Jones became famous in the mid-1960s for his lively performances and iconic attire of tight trousers and loose-fitting collared blouses in keeping with the fashion of the time. He’s known for his obvious sex appeal even before it became a necessity for any other singer.
The British singer had a strong impact on pop, soul, and rhythm & blues music styles and released famous tracks such as „Delilah”, „Mama told me not to come”, „What’s New Pussycat”, „It’s Not Unusual”, „Sex Bomb”, „Thunderball”, „She’s a lady” and „Burning Hell”.
Tom Jones fans can purchase tickets ranging from 297 RON and 472 RON.
SAGA Festival: June 23-25
The third edition of the SAGA Festival will take place from June 23 to June 25 at Romaero Băneasa. It will be a memorable event with over 100 artists, an amazing production, and immersive experiences over the course of three amazing days.
For the first time ever, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Nas X are coming to Romania.
Organizers have already announced the performing artists: Wiz Khalifa, one of the most well-known artists in the world, Lil Nas X, an international music phenomenon, Skrillex, a Grammy-winning DJ and producer, the tech house duo Tale of Us, well-known DJ Alan Walker, and IAN, one of Romania’s most important trap artists, are just a few of the artists who have been announced as part of a recent SAGA issue.
Tickets are available on sagafestival.com and can be purchased at special prices: 3-day General Access ticket: 375 RON + tax, 3-day regular GA ticket plus: 550 RON + tax, 3-day VIP pass 750 RON + tax, 1 day GA ticket 200 RON + tax, 1 day GA plus ticket 275 RON + tax, 1 day VIP ticket 300 RON + tax.
Nostalgia Festival: June 30- July 2
Nostalgia will return in 2023 with a special edition that will take place at the Federația Română de Tir Sportiv in Pădurea Băneasa from June 30 to July 2. NOSTALGIA promises nostalgic music from that era as well as a pleasant atmosphere at an event that doesn’t require judgment.
Nostalgia aims to be a celebration of life that uniquely depicts the past and the future. Everyone who has experienced this festival has had the opportunity to enjoy a retro-future music venue that also included a 1990s-era nightclub.
The prices for tickets start from 55 RON and go up to 258 RON.
Guns N’ Roses Concert: July 16
This summer, Bucharest will host a concert by the legendary rock group Guns N’ Roses. The band previously performed in Bucharest in 2010 and 2012, but this time they will perform together in their original format.
Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan will perform at the concert on July 16, 2023, at Bucharest’s National Arena for the first time in a very long time.
Axl, Slash, and Duff McKagan are performing together for the first time since the legendary „Use Your Illusion Tour” in 1993. That tour included 175 shows and is still regarded as one of the most lucrative and successful in history. The „We’re F’N’ Back!” tour includes the event on July 16, 2023.
Tickets for the Guns N’ Roses concert at the National Arena Bucharest can be purchased at gunsnroses.emagic.ro, gnr.emagic.ro, bilete.emagic.ro, as well as on iaBilet.ro and Entertix.ro networks, starting Friday, February 24, 10:00 am. Fans will also be able to purchase VIP packages, which will include premium tickets, access to the VIP bar throughout the concert, and limited edition Guns N’ Roses merchandise.
Depeche Mode Concert: July 26
Depeche Mode is one of the longest-lived and most successful bands to emerge from the New Wave and New Romantic period but was actually part of the „futurist” scene alongside Soft Cell, Gary Numan, and The Human League. Many of their videos have been in heavy rotation on MTV.
Around 100 million albums have been sold worldwide by Depeche Mode, who have had 54 positions in the UK Singles Chart. Has more UK top 40 singles than any other musician without ever reaching number one, and they had an influence on many well-known artists of today thanks to their recording and exhibition techniques (sampling).
Depeche Mode fans will be able to attend their long-awaited concert at the National Arena in Bucharest on July 26. Tickets for various categories can be ordered online at iabilet.ro.