How much do participants charge to attend Benidorm Fest?

How much do participants charge to attend Benidorm Fest?

In a week we will know who will represent Spain at the European Championship 2023 in Liverpool. There are two days left before the start of the first semi-final, which will determine the first four candidates, who will join the four of the second semi-final, a total of eight artists who will meet in the grand final next Saturday 4 February , in Benidorm.

Being one of 18 selected at Benidorm Fest is a great prize. More than 800 proposals were received for the second edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Only 18 were chosen to take the stage and defend their proposal to be selected and join Liverpool in May.

Benidorm Fest 2023 presenters


All participants who took part in ‘world of sports’ stated that they were happy to have been selected in this format, given the expectation that the Benidorm festival is very important to them.

Participants of Benidorm Fest 2023

Participants of Benidorm Fest 2023

Thanks to this RTVE format, many artists have been able to introduce themselves to a profile who may or may not have heard of this type of music. This could be a clear example of Megara and Rakky Ripper, among others. These artists told Mundo Deportivo that many people discovered them thanks to the format, because without Benidorm Fest they would never have heard any of their songs.

How much do you charge to attend Benidorm Fest?

The artists themselves told Mundo Deportivo about the financial efforts they make to promote their candidacy. Many of the artists pay out of pocket, there RTVE pays nothing to attend Benidorm Fest. As the artists themselves said: «This is a projection«. What the public broadcaster assumes is accommodation, food and transport on the days when the Benidorm Fiesta is celebrated. No artist gains economic value for the mere participation in the festival.

Source: La Neta Neta