Since the beginning of the pandemic in the country in 2020, the music industry began to project the possible date of the long-awaited reactivation of face-to-face concerts. And although this 2021 that concludes began to perform the first dates of international artists, the first being the Vicentico show on November 10, 2022 will end up being the year of the return to massiveness, with several confirmed festivals and events announced at the National Stadium.Adiós a dos grandesThe 1 and 2 de marzo José Luis Perales will say goodbye to his audience in Chile after he announced at the end of 2019 his retirement from the stage, after 50 successful years of career. The Hispanic singer-songwriter was going to say goodbye with a tour in 2020, but the pandemic forced him to postpone his plans. Tickets for the two shows at the Movistar Arena are on sale. Another music legend who will come to say goodbye will be Joan Manuel Serrat, who will bring his goodbye tour El Vicio de Cantar 1965-2022, on November 12 to the Movistar Arena. “I will play and compose at home, I may record an album. But I won’t go back on stage,” he said recently as he announced his retirement at age 78. After several missteps, Lollapalooza will finally be the first megafestival of the year and will take place in the Bicentennial Park of Cerrillos on March 18, 19 and 20, 2022. With Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Martin Garrix, A$SAP Rocky, The Strokes, Doja Cat and Machine Gun Kelly as headliners, the event will celebrate its tenth edition in Chile, after its arrival in 2011.On April 23 at the Santa Laura Stadium the first edition of the Ritual Festival will be held, which will have about 20 shows including those of artists such as Paloma Mami, Bomba Estéreo, L-Gante, Boy Pablo, Javiera Mena, Miranda, Pablo Chill-E, among others. Another debut of a mega-event will be that of Primavera Sound, a festival created in Spain that will have its first Chilean version between November 7 and 13, with concerts in different parts of the capital with a central show in the Bicentennial Park of Cerrillos, where six stages will be mounted through which a hundred artists who have not yet been announced will parade. The biggest local stage is the National Stadium, which in April will again receive concerts, no less than with the debut of Metallica in that venue. The Californian band led by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield will finally materialize on April 27, 2022 their postponed concert at the capital coliseum, which will be preceded by a Show by Greta Van Fleet.On September 7 it will be the turn of canadian Justin Bieber, who will bring his “Justice World Tour”. It will be the fourth time of the pop star in Chile and the second at the National Stadium, where he will land with his sixth studio album, “Justice”, from which hits such as “Peaches” and “Hold on” emerge, although he will also arrive with his album “Changes”, which he released just before the pandemic detonated. Others who will make their return to the ñuñoíno venue will be the British of Coldplay, who will bring their ecological tour A head full of dreams on September 23 and 24, promotional tour of their most recent album, “Music of the spheres” (2021), which they announced is the penultimate they will do before retiring from the recording studios in 2025.Expected debutThe announcement of its premiere in Chile unleashed a madness that ended up selling out the tickets in a matter of hours, but Dua Lipa’s fans have not given up hope that the British will give up a second concert, although so far there has been no sign that it will be so. Dua Lipa’s debut in the country will be on September 16 at the Bicentennial Stadium in La Florida, where she will go with her Future Nostalgia Tour, from her self-titled album of 2020.Los cinco de arjonaIt will not be the first time, nor probably the last, that Ricardo Arjona will give five shows in a row at the Movistar Arena. The Guatemalan will perform at that Santiago venue on August 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 and will arrive from the hand of his last two albums, “Blanco” (2020) and “Negro” (2021), recorded at the emblematic Abbey Road studios, the same ones in which The Beatles recorded his work. It will be the singer-songwriter’s return to the country, four years after his last visit.