Eurovision has announced details of how to get tickets for this year’s contest.
The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will take place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool from May 9th to May 13th. The British city will host the event on behalf of Ukraine, after organizers deemed the country unable to host the event due to the ongoing war with Russia.
Tickets will be available starting next Tuesday (March 7) at 12pm GMT on Ticketmaster, and fans are advised to create an account in advance.
According to the announcement, tickets can only be purchased from Ticketmaster UK, regardless of the country they are booked from.
In addition, fans can only buy tickets for one show at a time, and ticket prices range from £30 to £290 for semi-final shows and £80 to £380 for Grand Final shows.
Eurovision tweeted that if you “want to be at the biggest party in Europe”, fans should read the additional information here.
Tickets will be available for a total of nine events, including previews and live shows from May 8-13. See the full list below.
8 – Semi Final 1: Evening preview
9 – Semi Final 1: Preview in the afternoon
9 – Semi-final 1: Live programme
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10 – Semi Final 2: The previous evening
11 – Semi Final 2: The previous evening
11 – Semi-final 2: Live programme
12 – Final: The previous evening
13 – Final: The previous evening
13 – Grand Final: Live programme
When the Kalush Orchestra wins last year’s edition, around 3,000 tickets will be made available to displaced Ukrainians living in the UK.
The BBC also announced its team of presenters and commentators, including Graham Norton, Julia Sanina, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, Timur Miroshnychenko, Sam Quek, Mel Giedroyc, Scott Mills, Rylan and Claire Sweeney.
Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, Waddingham and Dixon will host the semi-finals, which will take place from 9 to 11 May, with Eurovision winner Norton co-hosting the Grand Final with the trio aforementioned presenters.
Norton said: “It’s no secret how much I love Eurovision, I truly believe it’s the biggest show in the world and it’s been an honor every year I’ve been on it.
“This year is even more special and I personally feel a great responsibility to make our colleagues in Ukraine proud.
“As well as bringing the Grand Final to the world, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to return to commentary for UK audiences.”
On the other hand, the layout of the tournament was recently revealed, which is designed to look like a wide hug that covers the field.
In early February, in preparation for hosting the competition, Liverpool City Council began looking for 500 “friendly” volunteers to help them.