Vi–a del Mar International Song Festival

Vi–a del Mar International Song Festival

Third week in February
The seaport of Viña del Mar in Valparaiso, Chile, is one of South America's most popular attractions and also the site of one of the continent's biggest music events, the Viña del Mar International Song Festival (Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar) . The weeklong festival attracts thousands of people, including many tourists, and is broadcast in 21 countries.
An annual event established in 1960, the festival takes place at an outdoor amphitheatre called the Quinta Vergara. From its inception, the festival has held a song competition that traditionally features performers from about 10 Spanish-speaking countries. There is also a program featuring folk musicians and an international show that includes English-speaking as well as Latin performers.
CONTACTS:
Chilean Tourism Board
Providencia Ave., 2nd Fl.
Santiago
Santiago, 1550 Chile
www.sernatur.cl
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