Eurovision 2023 tickets go on sale TODAY after Britain was asked to host contest on behalf of last year’s winner Ukraine – here’s how to get your seats for the Liverpool shows
- Eurovision makes its triumphant return with the grand final happening May 13
- Tickets for nine live shows across host city Liverpool will go on sale from midday
Tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 live shows in Liverpool are set to go on sale at 12pm today.
The international singing competition will take place at the 11,000-capacity Liverpool Arena later this year, culminating in the grand final on May 13, after Britain was asked to host the contest on behalf of war-torn 2022 winner Ukraine.
People will be able to buy tickets for nine different live shows when they go on sale at midday.
Fans hoping to see one of six previews and three televised shows will need to head to Ticketmaster’s website, where they will be able to purchase tickets for between £30 and £380. Tickets for the semi-final shows are priced from £30 to £290, with the cost increasing to between £80 and £380 for the grand final shows.
Eurovision 2023: Tickets to go on sale today (Pictured, 2022’s runner up, Sam Ryder)
Eurovision’s official social media account tweeted about the ticket sales this morning. Nine live shows will go out across the city, which is hosted on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine
Eurovision fans hoping to secure tickets have been advised to register for a Ticketmaster account ahead of tickets going on sale. They will need to have registered before they can make a purchase – for one show at a time.
Fans will be able to buy up to four tickets in a single order for the live shows and six in a single order for the preview performances.
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The evening preview show – referred to as the jury show at previous contests – is a dress rehearsal-style full run through of the show that takes place the night before the televised version.
Audiences attending the evening preview will be able to stay for a randomised version of the qualifier and points reveal, which gives the presenters a chance to practise for the possible different outcomes.
There will also be an afternoon preview show – usually referred to as the family show – which is a full run through of the live show that will take place earlier in the day and is therefore ideal for those wishing to bring younger children along.
There will also be a randomised points reveal at the afternoon preview show.
Emmy Award-winning actress Hannah Waddingham and singer-songwriter, pop star and TV presenter Alesha Dixon will also be in attendance.
Ukrainian broadcaster Timur Miroshnychenko will be the Eurovision Correspondent in Liverpool, while former sportswoman and television personality Sam Quek will front the Opening Ceremony live stream on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube Channel and Mel Giedroyc, Scott Mills, Rylan and Claire Sweeney will also have roles.
Highly sought-after tickets will also be available for the live televised show, which will see audiences across Europe and Australia able to cast real votes.
Graham Norton will be among the presenters (Victoria Jones/PA)
Presenting the Grand Final on May 13 to a global audience of 160 million will be Eurovision legend Graham Norton. He will also be joined by Ukrainian singer, composer and frontwoman of The HARDKISS alternative band, Julia Sanina.
Ukrainian refugees 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.
It was previously announced that the UK Government will make around 3,000 tickets available for those who were forced to flee their home country when Russian troops invaded last year.
The subsidised tickets will cost £20.
The semi-final evening preview kicks off at 8pm on May 8, with the grand final live show bringing the contest to an end starting at 8pm on May 13.
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