Viña del Mar International Song Festival

Franz Ferdinand opening the Viña del Mar International Festival. February 23, 2006

The Viña del Mar International Song Festival (Spanish: Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar) is a music festival held annually during February since 1960 in Viña del Mar, Chile. It is considered the most important musical event in the Americas.

The Festival features a song competition on two categories (pop music song and folk song), interspersed with performances by international music stars from around the world, encompassing such diverse genres as rock, pop music in various languages, merengue, salsa, reggaetón and others. The event takes place in the Quinta Vergara Amphitheater, and has been broadcast for Chilean television over the years by TVN, Canal 13, Megavisión or Chilevisión.