Torremolinos wants to host Eurovision 2023 if Spain wins this year’s contest

Margarita del Cid at the launch of Torremolinos Pride 2022. / ON

The announcement was made by the mayor of the city, Margarita del Cid, during the presentation of the Torremolinos Pride 2022, which will take place from Monday May 30 to Saturday June 4

Tony Bryant

Torremolinos Town Hall has announced that it will formally request the town be considered as a venue for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest if Spain wins this year’s event, the final of which will take place in Turin, Italy. , Saturday, May 14.

Spain have participated in the contest continuously since the country’s debut in 1961, although the last time Spain won the contest was in Madrid in 1969, when they were involved in a four-way tie with France , the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The country’s entry for 2022 is SloMo, a song by Cuban-Spanish singer Chanel Terrero, although a poll by gives Spain just a 3% chance of winning.

Mayor of Torremolinos Margarita Del Cid said if Spain won it would be “an opportunity for the whole of the Costa del Sol, and in particular for Torremolinos, which has everything to host the Eurovision Song Contest this year. next”.

Pride of Torremolinos 2022

The announcement was made by Del Cid on Tuesday during the Torremolinos Pride 2022 presentation, which will run from Monday May 30 to Saturday June 4.

The town hall specifies that Pride 2022 will be open to all and will offer activities for all audiences. Under the motto ‘No labels. For the rights of LGTBIQ children and adolescents, the event will offer more than 30 cultural and social activities with a common denominator: valuing diversity without labels.

Singer and songwriter María Peláe will read the proclamation and participate in raising the LGTBIQ+ flag in front of City Hall on Wednesday, June 1.

The epicenter of the festivities will be the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Center, as the Plaza La Nogalera will not be able to be used this year due to the works underway at the new station. The main parade will take place in the center of town on Saturday June 4th.

Artists scheduled to perform on the six-day extravaganza include Camela, Soraya, Melody, Raúl, Divino, Sofía Cristo and La Prohibida.