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Spanish fans planning to party

12 September 2022 at 12:30 CEST
Chanel performed SloMo for Spain in Turin
In a week where Chanel’s 'SloMo' went double platinum, Spanish fans were also celebrating the news that the Barcelona Eurovision Party would return in 2023.

Debuting last year, the fan-organised event joined Madrid’s PrePartyES on the Eurovision pre-party calendar. Both fiestas take place after Spanish broadcaster RTVE’s very own Benidorm Fest in January and February, which determines Spain's Eurovision song and artist.

The Barcelona event has already confirmed an exciting array of Eurovision acts performing across 23, 24 and 25 March, including: Barei (Spain 2016), Dami Im (Australia 2016), Destiny (Malta 2020, 2021), Efendi (Azerbaijan 2020, 2021), Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2011, 2016), Ronela (Albania 2022), Suzy (Portugal 2014) and WRS (Romania 2022).

Madrid's PrePartyES has also promised 50 acts, around 16 hours of concerts, and plenty of parties on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 April.

You can find out more about PrePartyES and Barcelona Eurovision Party on their respective websites.

SloMo goes Double Platinum

In just a few months, SloMo by Chanel has gone on to become Spain’s second-most streamed Eurovision Song Contest entry on Spotify, receiving a domestic double platinum award for sales of over 120,000. In numbers, it’s currently still behind Mocedades’ runner-up from 1973, Eres Tú.

RTVE found SloMo through their newly reinvigorated Benidorm Fest, loosely based on the Festival Español de la Canción de Benidorm which ran from 1958 until 2006.

Benidorm Fest returns in 2023, taking place from Sunday 29 January until Saturday 4 February with the number of participants increased from 14 to 16, owing to the success of the competition earlier this year.

Find out more about PrePartyESBarcelona Eurovision Party and Benidorm Fest 2023, and make sure you sign up to the official Eurovision Song Contest newsletter and subscribe to our social media channels (YouTubeInstagramTikTokTwitter and Facebook) to be the first to find out how to secure tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023.