The Benidorm Fest is a musical event organised by RTVE (Spain’s national TV), whose aim is to select the artist and song that will represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. The selection consists of three galas: two semi-finals and a final, in which both the public and an expert jury will choose the Spaniard representative for the festival each year.
After the first edition’s success and Chanel’s impressive third place finish at Eurovision 2022, Benidorm Fest 2023 is back and better than ever. This edition will feature 18 great performers competing for a ticket to Liverpool 2023.
When is Benidorm Fest 2023?
Benidorm Fest 2023 will be held from 29th January to 4th February at Palau d’Esports L’Illa in Benidorm. The festival will take place on four different days: Sunday 29th January will be the opening gala, Tuesday 31st January the first semi-final, Thursday 2nd February the second semi-final and Saturday 4th February the grand final.
The festival can be followed on TV. The two semi-finals will be broadcast at 22:30 on RTVE La 1, while the grand final will be broadcast at 22:00 (local time).
How to get to Benidorm Fest
If you want to go to Benidorm Fest, the best way to do it is with Mitaxi.net. You can book a taxi, a private transfer, or even a Minivan to the festival in Benidorm, either from Alicante Airport, a point of the city or anywhere on the country. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the Benidorm Fest live!
Other alternatives to get to the festival are trains on lines 1 and 9 or buses on lines 3, 10 and 26.
Benidorm Fest 2023 lineup
Benidorm Fest 2023 will have 18 contestants competing to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. Among the participants, we find ex-contestants of Operación Triunfo such as Agoney, Alfred García or Famous. The lineup is completed by Alice Wonder, Aritz Arén, Blanca Paloma, E’FEMME, Karmento, Fusa Nocta, José Otero, Megara, Meler, Raky Ripper, Sharonne, Siderland, Sofía Martín, Twin Melody and Vicco.Source: https://www.rtve.es
The artists will perform their songs in the festival, with the aim of winning and representing Spain at Eurovision 2023.
Benidorm Fest 2023 has put 3,000 tickets on sale, 1,000 for each gala, so that Eurofans can attend as audience. Tickets to enjoy this Spanish Eurovision pre-selection can be purchased at entradasatualcance.com. The price of the tickets does not vary much, they cost:
- Semi-finals: 30€
- Final: 40€
Unfortunately, almost all tickets are already sold out. However, there will be large screens at various locations in Benidorm so that everyone can enjoy the performances of the festival.
For the 2023 edition the same voting system as last year will be maintained. The winner will be chosen 50% by the vote of the professional jury (25% national and 25% international) and 50% by the vote of the public (divided into 25% for the televote and 25% for a demoscopic jury). However, there is a new feature: if there is a tie between the artists, the winner will be the one who has achieved the highest score by the professional jury.
Viewers who want to support their favourite artist have to send an SMS or call in during the semi-finals and the final. But be aware that the lines will only be open for about 15 minutes after all the artists have performed.