The diverse city of Vancouver is filled with artful people who live and breathe music. Whether you’re an avid music lover or a casual buff, there’s plenty of venues – from small and intimate settings to large arena concerts, to see celebrated and up-and-coming entertainers.

Venues like Rogers Arena and BC Place have offered stages to some of the biggest names in music, including Beyonce, Drake and Elton John, among others. Situated in Downtown Vancouver, both venues serve as a major concert and indoor sporting ground to a diverse portfolio of artists and is home to Vancouver’s professional sports teams like the Vancouver Canucks, and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Here are the artists to catch this year:

Red Hot Chili Peppers at BC Place | March 29

This rockband will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with an edgier sound.

Shania Twain at Rogers Arena | May 2 & 3, November 14

A Canadian favourite, the Queen of Country has the kind of draw to do 3 shows in one city.

Blink 182 at Rogers Arena | June 27

After nearly a 10-year hiatus, the group has reunited for their comeback tour. 

Madonna at Rogers Arena | July 15

The best-selling female solo artist of all time will be highlighting her unmatched catalogue of music from the past 40 years.

Ed Sheeran at BC Place | September 2

This chart-topping lad has proven to be one of the biggest pop stars of the decade with the help of his acoustic guitar and endless loop pedals.

Beyonce at BC Place | September 11

The queen returns for her Renaissance tour.

Coldplay at BC Place | September 22 & 23

Crowned as Favourite Touring Artist, this highly anticipated stadium tour has already set fans in a frenzy.