The Viña del Mar Festival has unveiled its first artist and hosts for its 61st annual event, Billboard has learned.
The announcement was made by the organizing committee of the LXI International Festival of Viña del Mar, chaired by Chilean politician Virginia Reginato, on Tuesday (Sept. 3).
Viña del Mar-based artist Mon Laferte has been revealed as the first performer, becoming the first Chilean artist to kick off the event in recent decades. Laferte is known for her fusion music of blues-rock, Latin alternative, bolero, and cumbia, as heard in her songs such as “Tu Falta de Querer,” “Mi Buen Amor,” and “Amarrame.”
Television presenters María Luisa Godoy and Martín Cárcamo will be returning as hosts of Viña del Mar, which will take place between February 23 and 28.
According to the official statement, the LXI International Song Festival of Viña del Mar will be broadcast in Chile Channel 13 and TVN in conjunction with the radio stations of the IARC-ADN and Pudahuel radio conglomerate. FOX Networks will air the festival in Latin America.