Eurovision tickets to go on sale next week as iconic song contest takes place in Liverpool

Eurovision tickets for the nine live shows will go on sale next week, it has been announced.

Fans hoping to see one of six previews and three televised shows at the Liverpool ACC will need to head to Ticketmaster’s website from noon on Tuesday.

Tickets range from £30 to £290 for the semi-final shows and from £80 to £380 for the grand final shows, which are being hosted in the city after the UK was chosen to host the competition on behalf of war-torn 2022 winner Ukraine.

Eurovision fans need a Ticketmaster account before they can buy tickets – for one show at a time.

They will be able to buy up to four tickets per purchase for the live shows and six for the preview performances.

Eurovision will air on the BBC and be hosted by singer Alesha Dixon, Ted Lasso actress Hannah Waddingham and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina alongside returning favourite Graham Norton, the comedian and talk show host.

Outside the official Eurovision shows, there is a two-week cultural festival in Liverpool called EuroFest, which will include free events and see collaborations between artists in the UK and Ukraine.

Commissions include The Blue And Yellow Submarine Parade by The Kazimier, described as an outdoor, underwater sea disco with hundreds of performers, music and a huge glitterball jellyfish.

Speaking about the EuroFest, Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson told Liverpool Echo: "The planned projects are joyful, hopeful, ambitious and moving – as you would expect from the unique circumstances in which we are hosting this event.

"I am particularly proud that we are able to provide a platform for so many brilliant Ukrainian artists and musicians and that our local cultural sector has welcomed them with such warmth and spirit."

Displaced Ukrainians living in the UK through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, the Ukraine Family Scheme and the Ukraine Extension Scheme will be able to apply for cheaper tickets.

Around 3,000 tickets for those who fled their home country when Russian troops invaded last February will be subsided by the Government. They will cost £20.

The semi-final evening preview kicks off the song contest at 8pm on Monday May 8, with the grand final live show bringing it to an end at 8pm on Saturday May 13.

It has been expected that over 100,000 people will travel to Liverpool during the time of the competition, Liverpool Echo reports.

Addressing an event for stakeholders on Wednesday, Liverpool City Council chief executive Theresa Grant said it was hoped Eurovision could put the city region "back on track" after its visitor economy fell by £3 billion during the coronavirus pandemic.


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