Diary Dates

By bogotapost October 10, 2014

Ballet Tsars, October 22 & 26, Teatro Astor Plaza
Some of the most important figures from the world of Russian ballet come to Bogota to perform fragments from Swan Lake, Carmen, Scheherezade and others. Featuring Igor Kolb from Saint Petersburg’s Marinsky Ballet and Elena Andrienko, star of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet.

Odeon Contemporary Art Fair, October 23-26, Espacio Odeon
The fourth edition of this art fair brings together sixteen national and international galleries and includes talks and various projects.

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.

Yuri Bashmet, October 29, Teatro Mayor
Considered one of the rock stars of the classical world, Bashmet has given the viola a newfound prominence in the musical world, having toured with famous philharmonic orchestras from London, Berlin, New York, Vienna, Chicago and others. Tickets from $35,000, available through primerafila.com.co.

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.

Victor Wooten, November 5, Escuela de Musica Fernando Sor
Widely considered as one of the best bass players of our generation, Wooten has played in a number of bands, making his name playing jazz, funk, bluegrass and soul. From Nashville to Bogota, Wooten brings us his own brand of jazz blues. Tickets on sale through tuboleta.com from $87,000.

The Hives, November 5, Armando Records
Swedish rock band The Hives come to Bogota to show what it is about them that paved the way for the growth and development of the rock genre, influencing as they did groups such as Arctic Monkeys. Tickets start from $60,000.

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 Europe and the United States. Tickets from $131,000, available through ticketbis.com.co.

David Guetta, November 14, Centro de Eventos Autopista Norte
Arguably the world’s most famous DJ, David Guetta returns to the capital to celebrate his 47th birthday and showcase his newest offering, ‘Lovers on the Sun’. The Frenchman has had numerous number one records across Europe and this promises to be one of the best shows of the year. Tickets from $183,000, via tuboleta.com.

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 available through tuboleta.com.

DMC, December 7, Teatro Metropol
The godfather of hip-hop and founder of RUN DMC comes to Bogota to play some of their classics as well as his recent solo work. A fundamental piece in the development and popularisation of hip-hop, rap and house, DMC will also be supported by some of the best in the Colombian urban music scene. The concert will be in support of Reconstruyendo Rostros, an association for women who have been the victim of chemical attacks. Tickets start at $54,000, available through tuboleta.com

Foo Fighters, January 31 2015, El Campin
US rock legends come to Bogota as part of a Latin American tour to promote their album ‘Sonic Highways’. Having won 11 Grammys, Dave Grohl and the gang are sure to put on an unforgettable show. Tickets not yet on sale.

Estereo Picnic, March 12-14 2015, Venue to be confirmed
The dates for the 2015 version of Bogota’s famed festival have been released. Details about tickets and line-up coming shortly.

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.