1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966-1967 1968
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966-1967 1968
1969-1972 1973 1974-1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
1969-1972 1973 1974-1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
1982 1983 1984 1985-1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
1982 1983 1984 1985-1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
1998 1999 2000-2002 2003 2004-2010 2011 2012 2013
1998 1999 2000-2002 2003 2004-2010 2011 2012 2013
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2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019-2024 2025

The Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar is an annual song festival produced in the chilean city of Viña del Mar. It is one of the most important festivals in The Americas started on February 22, 1960. It is broadcast on television since 1963, and currently the rights for that are given to Mega until 2028 approx. The event has been cancelled both 2021 and 2022 by the pandemic.


Viña 1960

In the beginning, the festival was named as "Festival de la Canción" on Viña del Mar, Chile, that lasted ten years.


Viña 1961
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Viña 1962
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The 1963 edition marked the Festival's debut on radio and television, through Radio Minería (defunct in 1999) and Canal 9 UCH (current Chilevisión), respectively. However, Canal 9 only broadcast the Festival that year, while Radio Minería would continue broadcasting it for some time.


Viña 1964


Viña 1965



Viña 1968


Viña (1969)

In 1969, a stylized Gaviota (representing the Festival's trophy introduced in that edition) accompanied by an harp was introduced as a logo. The Gaviota later became an important symbol of the festival. At the time, Canal 13 had the right to transmit the festival once, although only the finals were broadcast. In 1970, the rights were passed to UCV Televisión (current TV+). From 1971 on, the festival has been named as "Festival Internacional de la Canción", and began its first continuous TV broadcasting period via Televisión Nacional de Chile until 1993.


Viña 1973



Viña 1977

In 1977, Radio Minería lost the radio concession for the Festival, being passed on to Radio Portales, while TVN maintained the TV concession.



Viña 1978

Viña 1978 was the first edition of the Festival which was broadcast in colors for Chilean people (though officially, only the last night of it was broadcast in color in Chile), so to represent it, a modified version of the 1969 Gaviota and Harp symbol was introduced, now rainbow-colored (similar to the logo Apple introduced the year prior, but with more shades in between and in a different order, with green at the bottom and yellow at the top).


Viña 1979

By 1979, the harp became orange and the Gaviota symbol was filled with the flags of many countries, with Chile (where Viña del Mar is located) at the center.


Viña 1980


Viña 1981


Viña 1982


Viña 1983


Viña 84 logo


Festival de Viña 1985
Designer:  José Domingo Ulloa
Typography:  Custom design
Launched:  Unknown

This is the famous logo used during the TVN era, consisting on a musical pentagram whose lines have the colors of the rainbow (minus purple), and over it, an abstract stylization of the word Viña formed by diagonal and vertical lines (there's a dot over the "i" and the famous Gaviota over the "n" to represent the "ñ"). In 1988, Radio Portales lost the radio broadcasting rights, which were passed to Radio Nacional de Chile (then TVN's radio sister).


Designer:  Megavisión in-house team
Typography:  Helvetica
Launched:  1994

In 1994, the festival's rights for TV broadcasting were passed to Megavisión (founded in 1990), and the ones for radio broadcasting were passed to Compañía Radio Chilena (via its radios Aurora and Chilena), both until 1999. This also marked the first time that a foreign company had the rights to broadcast, as Megavisión then-partial owner, Televisa in Mexico, was also awarded the rights for TV broadcasting, though Televisa decided to only air summaries of each day through El Canal de las Estrellas. The logo used in this era consisted on a circle (in later years, a sphere) with the word "viña" inside and the year below. The blue circle and the simplified way to refer to the festival as "Viña [respective year]" would become icons and be used in future editions. The slogan became Viña del Mar Sale al Mundo.

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In 2000, the television rights were passed to Canal 13, and the radio rights were passed to Radio Cooperativa. A former contract was already offered to Canal 13 in 1994, but it was rejected as the channel still had its program Martes 13, which was somewhat similar to the Festival (although Martes 13 ended in 1995). The blue sphere was changed back to the circle that had a giant V as a symbol of a seagull. Between 2000 and 2002 the logo had a complete name of the festival, and in 2003 it was barely simplified with "Festival Viña del Mar". The slogan for the 2000 edition became "Canta y Encanta".


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Viña 2004 logo
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For Viña 2004, Canal 13 revealed a new logo, first seen in late 2003. The logo had various circular dots and was simply named "Viña [respective year]", similar to the Megavisión-Televisa era. The slogan became "Todos Arriba". In 2007, Televisión Nacional de Chile returned to broadcasting the festival after 14 years of absence, creating an alliance with Canal 13 and marking the first time that two usually rival networks broadcast the Festival simultaneously. Because of this, the vinyl disc was added behind of the circular logo. In 2009, the circular logo became golden to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the festival by replace the respective year with a complete name upwards, and the country's host plus the year downwards. Finally in 2010, the circular logo was replaced only in this edition with a mosaic square art.


In 2011, the TVN-Canal 13 alliance lost the television rights, which were given to Chilevisión after many years, being also broadcast by various of its then-sister channels at Turner Broadcasting System (between 2011 and 2014 it was broadcast on A&E, while between 2015 and 2018 it was broadcast on HTV and TNT). The radio rights were passed to Ibero Americana Radio Chile (through its radios ADN and Pudahuel). The circular logo returned as red with a Gaviota, adding multicolored circles until 2016. Later in 2017, it changed with diverse items, and the next edition it replaced to wavy layers.


Logo Viña 2019-2022
Designer:  Feels
Typography:  Custom design
Launched:  Unknown

For the 2019-2024 editions bid, TVN and Canal 13 made a new alliance, this time alongside The Walt Disney Company Latin America for international broadcasting through Fox Channel (Ibero Americana Radio Chile/PRISA Media Chile keeps the radio rights), winning the Festival's broadcasting rights. Later, in October 2018, their official logo was unveiled. It is somewhat similar to the 1985 logo without the multicolored lines and fused letters, and it was added the respective year with two digits.

The 2021 and 2022 editions were fully cancelled (being the first editions to be so) due to capacity restrictions imposed due to the then-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Canal 13 independently replaced the 2021 edition with another event named Todos a Viña (which returned as a recap program in 2024), though the other media groups were not involved in it. In 2022, no "replacement event" was made; instead, 24 Horas and Teletrece (TVN and Canal 13's newscasts, respectively) broadcast recap reports about the festival's former presentations.



In 2024, the festival's rights for TV broadcasting were passed to Mega after 25 years since the last time in 1999 for the years 2025-2028.

See also[]

  • The festival's current satellite/parallel programs:
    • Todos a Viña
    • Échale la Culpa a Viña

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