Yesterday Monday September 2 took place the presentation of the 9th edition of the Benidorm Pride Festival.
The organizers, Jeff Garland and Santos Torres, stressed the importance it has for the Old Town of Benidorm, starting yesterday the theme parties, which will continue throughout the week and that, although its official schedule is developed between 2 and 8 September, "the British collective, especially extends its stay in Benidorm until 20 or 25 September.
The opening party, the Showtime Gala, will take place on Wednesday 4 in the Auditorium Oscar Esplá, a new space to which some of the parties scheduled to be their usual stages are under construction. It was stated that Óscar Espá fully satisfy the organisers, with whom it has been very easy to work. On Thursday 5th the White Party will stop at the same stage and previously, at the Alameda, a 'high heel race' will be held.
The main part of the Benidorm Pride Festival will take place over the weekend. On Friday 6, the morning Pool Party which will be followed by the Supermatxé Black Edition in the Auditorium Julio Iglesias; on Saturday 7, the expected parade of floats, The Parade, which will start at five o'clock in the afternoon from the Rincon de Loix running the Playa de Levante to the Parque de l'Aigüera, with more than 20 floats and animation, and the 'Kluster' Party in Penelope Disco, closing the program on Sunday 8 with the Supermatxé Superman party, again in the Oscar Esplá Auditorium.
The organizers have highlighted "the amount of artistic talent that hosts Benidorm in their shows and venues" that add to the shows of the Benidorm Pride Festival as guest artists, as well as other novelties of this ninth edition such as the Sexual Health Point, assisted by volunteers from associations and health professionals for consultations and rapid HIV testing, and the application Benidorm Pride Festival, for Android and iOS.
Santos Martín and Jeff Garland thanked Benidorm's involvement and especially Visit Benidorm - "the work with their influencers is great".
Finally they pointed out the evolution that has had the Benidorm Pride Festival which began with just over three hundred attendees and in its ninth edition provides for an attendance of 15,000 people, as well as in terms of nationalities: we have gone from a ratio of 90-10 in favor of attendees of other nationalities to 60-40, "the Spanish come more and more, but in the procentrajes of visitors from outside the British account for 70%. The role of social networks and Visit Benidorm has been in this transcendent: "from New York or Russia comes many people who have never ever been in Benidorm.