Concerts in summer 2019 in Amsterdam

Concerts in summer 2019 in Amsterdam

The summer festival season is just kicking off. As the summer moves along and the cold weather finally turns to warm and sunny, there's no end to the music events all over Amsterdam. June, July and August are exciting months for concerts by global stars.

Concerts in Amsterdam in June, July and August

Music fans come from far and wide to some of the most important concert stages, not just in the Netherlands, but in the world. Here's our selection of unmissable events at locations like Paradiso, Melkweg, AFAS and Ziggo Dome:

The Eagles

With classics like Hotel California and Desperado, The Eagles are one of the best-selling acts of all time, having topped the charts five times, released six number one albums and selling over 150 million records. They’ll perform favourites from throughout their career at the Ziggo Dome.

  • Date: June 1-3
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 89 euros 

Nouvelle Vague

Celebrating with a 15-year anniversary tour, Nouvelle Vague brings their new wave and bossa nova sounds to an Amsterdam audience.

  • Date: June 9
  • Where: Q-Factory
  • Tickets: From 33 euros

Mariah Carey

On the European part of her Caution World Tour, Mariah Carey presents the songs on her most recent album, Caution, as well as her biggest hits from the past few decades. Caution is her 15th album. 

Date: June 13
Where: Ziggo Dome
Tickets: 39 euros-69 euros 

Reggie Watts

With his distinctive mix of comedy, sound effects and musicality, Reggie Watts provides a fantastic live experience. Expect the unexpected, with a mix of hip hop, soul, beatbox and dubstep accompanied by bizarre distortions and impeccable timing.

  • Date: June 21
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: From 31,05 euros


After carving out a legendary career spanning more than 45 years, Kiss have announced that they will go on tour one last time. The End of the Road World Tour is dedicated to the millions of Kiss fans all across the world

  • Date: June 25
  • Where: Ziggo Dome 
  • Tickets: 50 euros

Monsta X

The South Korean boy band Monsta X are stopping off in Amsterdam on their second world tour, their largest to date, which has been called the We Are Here World Tour. This trailblazing K-Pop group consists of seven members and their song Play It Cool has reached number 20 on the Billboard Dance Chart.

  • Date: July 3
  • Where: AFAS 
  • Tickets: From 67,20 euros 

Tash Sultana

Immerse yourself in the powerhouse sounds of Australian multi-instrumentalist musician Tash Sultana. Her innovative and uniquely personal songs feature her ingenuity in guitar, percussion, synths, saxophone, trumpet and beatboxing.

  • Date: July 6
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 32 euros 

The Skatalites

The ska band from Jamaica have had a pivotal role in the world of ska. From the early 1960s onwards, they paved the way for ska music all over the world, creating a sound that continues to be emulated by other artists. This year marks their 55th anniversary.

  • Date: July 7
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: From 23 euros

Buju Banton

The Grammy-winner, Buju Banton was considered one of the most important Jamaican artists of the 1990s. He is touring the world with his Long Walk to Freedom Tour. His sounds comprise mostly reggae, but also dancehall and roots reggae.

  • Date: July 7
  • Where: Afas
  • Tickets: From 63,50 euros

Christina Aguilera

The six-time Grammy-winner is singing at the Ziggo Dome for the very first time. She is renowned for her powerful voice and for having sold 43 million records and being the fourth female artist to top the Billboard Charts in three consecutive decades.

  • Date: July 8
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 50 euros 

Cat Power

Having given a solo performance in the Netherlands in 2017, singer-songwriter Cat Power returns to Paradiso, this time with her entire band. Her songs are full of character, raw and adventurous, as heard on her tenth album Wanderer.

  • Date: July 10
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: From 34 euros

Josh Ritter

The 42-year-old American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter continues to create awe-inspiring music and arguably belongs in the same league as Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

  • Date: July 19
  • Where: July 19
  • Tickets: From 26 euros 

Chinese Man

Contrary to what their band name might suggest, the members of the band Chinese Man are from France. The trio of artisans are influenced by hip hop, reggae, Brazilian beats, and bass music.

  • Date: July 27
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: From 23 euros

Gloria Gaynor

The 69-year-old will be forever remembered for her hit song I Will Survive. As well as her illustrious music career, Gloria Gaynor is also strongly committed to various different charities, most notably her own digital platform, also known as I Will Survive.

  • Date: July 29
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: From 52,50 euros

Ariana Grande

As part of her Sweetener World Tour, Ariana Grande returns to the Ziggo Dome. At only 25 years of age, the four-time Grammy-nominated artist is celebrated for her magnetic onstage persona and, of course, her astonishing vocal capabilities.

  • Date: August 23-24
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 45 euros 

Get yourself to some world-class music events this summer

There are top quality music events taking place throughout the upcoming months. Get yourself to one of these amazing concerts. Sign up for the IamExpat newsletter to stay in the loop for future concert updates.

Rachel Deloughry


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Rachel is a writer, editor and digital content creator, passionate about the arts, culture and lifestyle.

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