How much is Benidorm Fest RTVE?

How much is Benidorm Fest RTVE?

On Tuesday, January 31, the second edition of the Festival de Benidorm 2023 will take place, the event sponsored by Radio Television Española (RTVE) to choose the Spanish candidate for the Eurovision Song Contest, and it did so with the first of its two semifinals for the grand final, which will take place this Saturday, February 4.

After the success of the first edition, the festival returns this year in style and with a bigger budget behind it, it shows that the commitment to the format is solid. And that if RTVE allocated a total of € 3,433,506 over the past year to perform Benidorm Fest, this year the game rose 4,280,982.5 euros 997,476 more than the first edition.

Agoney, at Benidorm Fest 2023.

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RTVE invested 4,280,982.5 euros in Benidorm Fest 2023

This is information that was able to collect through a request for information sent to the Transparency Portal. Just like last year, 58% of this amount (2,472,001.95 euros) goes to producers of the boomerangue television format, producer of programs such as ‘A voz’ and ‘senha’.

Likewise, the said medium points out that new variables have been added to the budget this year, such as “Props and costumes, characterization tools, screenplay building and legal services”. In addition, expenditure on funds, personnel and technical equipment has increased compared to the first edition, as well as on security, food and accommodation.


Alice Wonder at Benidorm Fest 2023.

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More participants and more program at Benidorm Fest 2023

Compared to last year, it should be noted that RTVE not only limited itself to that number, increasing the number of participants from 14 to 18 and hosting three galas (two semi-finals and one final), but also co-sponsored a program for that and after each of the galas Miki Nunez and Aitor Albizua before.

Likewise there is a new magazine on RTVE Play ‘Benidorm is calling’ where Inês Hernand, xuso jones and Jordy Cruz analyze the day to day of the festival and this Friday Gen Playz will be hosting a debate on the Benidorm Fest presented by Hernand and Dario Emehache .

The Generalitat Valenciana has also pledged 1.5 million euros to Benidorm Fest

On the other hand, the Generalitat Valenciana will be awarded 1.5 million euros until this year for Benidorm Fest 2023, after signing an agreement with RTVE in December. A remarkable increase compared to the first edition in which it invested € 968,000. he in turn Benidorm City Council is scheduled for this year’s event 250,000 euros compared to 200,000 last year.

Source: La Neta Neta