Cypress Hill, 50-Cent and Daddy Yankee to perform in Peru
Israel Ruiz

A slash on taxes imposed on artists when they give concerts and Peruvians with more purchasing power are two factors in bringing an increasing number of stars to the Andean country.

In the first four months of 2009 alone, Limeans have had the historic pleasure of seeing everyone from Peter Gabriel and Marc Anthony to Iron Maiden and Kiss.

Upcoming events also include Oasis and The B-52's along with a new day for the arrival of the Village People.

Hip-Hop stars Cypress Hill along with rapper 50-Cent and reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee have been added to the roster.

While performances by the majority of the above mentioned singers are common place in many parts of the world, their appearances are a first in Peru.

As a part of the second 'Urban Dance Festival' in Lima, Kandavu Producciones has confirmed that the hip-hop group, the rapper and the reggaeton singer will perform in Lima in May or June.

Last year's Urban Dance Festival, which starred Tego Calderon and Sean Paul, brought out 30,000 fans in Lima. Kandavu Producciones hopes to top that number with this year's event.