After being suspended for two years due to the pandemic, the most important event in Hispanic music, the Festival of Viña del Mar, will return to the stage, bringing six nights of music featuring national and international artists.
The Festival has taken place in the same city, Viña del Mar, since 1960. It’s an event that brings both Chileans and international tourists a magical week of joy and music.
And it takes place during the summer, meaning that visitors can take advantage of the beaches, restaurants, and the famous Floral Clock, which is the perfect place for a photo session. Being in Viña during the Festival has a great vibe, making it an experience one should experience at least once in a lifetime.
It’s a six-day festival where two artists take the stage every night. Additionally, the Festival presents competitions in popular and folk music of new Latin American artists.
This year’s artists include:
- Sunday, February 19: Karol G and Paloma Mami
- Monday, February 20: Maná. The second artist is yet to be confirmed
- Tuesday, February 21: Alejandro Fernández and Los Jaivas
- Wednesday, February 22: Artists yet to be confirmed
- Thursday, February 23: Christina Aguilera and Polimá Westcoast
- Friday, February 24: Camilo and Nicky Nicole
Tickets to this grand event are already available and can be purchased through Punto Ticket. You can choose to get tickets to see your favorite artists at prices that run from CLP $39.675 (around 48 dollars) for balcony seats to CLP $287.500 (350 dollars approx.) for Orchestra seating. Remember to get your tickets early before the shows sell out.
Will you stay? In Viña del Mar or in Santiago?
During the Festival, staying in Viña del Mar may be the best option, but you should know that due to the high demand during this period, one might opt to stay in Santiago, 140 kilometers (87 miles) from Viña.
It’s easy to get to Viña del Mar from the capital by bus or car, taking the highway through the beautiful Casa Blanca vineyard route. The trip takes about two and a half hours.
The good news is there are hotel vacancies in Santiago and Viña del Mar. When you go to the famous Festival, remember to book services authorized by Sernatur well in advance. Also, if you intend to stay for a more extended vacation, the city has many entertaining alternatives during the summer.
So, if you’re a music fan, like the beach, love great food, and want to have an unforgettable vacation, come to Chile to experience the Festival de Viña del Mar as your best option. We’ll be waiting!