¡Vámonos! Preparations for Benidorm Fest 2023 are already underway. On Wednesday, RTVE held the first meeting with the local authorities — that’s the regional government and the city of Benidorm.
Spain is off to an early start for Eurovision 2023, and it’s planning to go big with its national selection. Benidorm Fest will include a fan zone, the Benidorm Fest Village, and there are plans to have an audience of up to 8,000 people inside the venue.
Regional deputy for Tourism, Herick Campos, explained they are looking to “maximize” the number of people who will be able to enjoy Benidorm Fest live in the city.
? Comienza la preparación del #BenidormFest2023 ?— Generalitat (@generalitat) May 16, 2022
? Se ampliará la capacidad del ? Palacio de l’Illa de Benidorm
? Se creará el Benidorm Fest Village ?
??? Música, visita de participantes, actos culturales, exposiciones y charlas
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Earlier last month, the regional government Generalitat Valenciana already stated their intentions. They want a bigger audience and more events during the festival week, spreading the love across more of the city.
This year’s edition was extremely profitable, and they want to ride that wave. And you know, with almost half a million hotel rooms in Benidorm alone, this can blow up.
Benidorm’s walk of fame
At this point, there are several ideas on the table for next year. One of them is establishing of a Walk of Fame in Benidorm with the winners of Benidorm Fest. Chanel, of course, would be the first one.
As Bluper reports, this walk of fame would be located along one of the crowded Benidorm beaches. The idea at this point would be inaugurating it this Summer, together with the Benidorm Fest 2023 presentation.
What’s unclear so far is the date for that. Apparently, the anniversary of last year’s first press conference is on the table (July 22nd). However, as we’ve already learned, other dates are on the table, and it could even happen this month.
Benidorm Fest is going big for 2023, and wiwibloggs will be there for sure! Stay tuned for all details about Spain’s exciting national selection. Sound off in the comment section below!