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ESC2018

Fans

The Eurovision Song Contest has a proud following of millions of fans around the world. Check out how you can join the fan community, whether you're with us online on coming to Lisbon.

⚠️ Attending the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest? Don't miss out on important practical information.

The Eurovision Village is the central Eurovision Song Contest hub in the contest's Host City, open to the public. This year's Village will be located at Terreiro do Paço (also known as Praça do Comércio) in Lisbon and will open on the 4th of May. The central Eurovision hub in town will open its gates every day until the day of the Grand Final, 12th of May, from 10:00 in the morning until midnight.

The EuroClub is the official party venue for accredited Eurovision Song Contest delegates, press and fans. It is the place to be to have fun and unwind after a long working day.

The Eurovision Fan House is the new official online home for true Eurovision fans, launched in 2017. The Eurovision Fan House launched a brand new range of fan merchandise, and will gradually expand with content, games, sweepstakes and much more.

Fan-hosted events

Dozens of fan events take place around the world every year, to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest. The most popular fan event, which is officially endorsed by the EBU, is Eurovision in Concert, which traditionally takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in April.

Independent fan clubs

The Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision (OGAE) is the largest organisation of Eurovision Song Contest fans with more than 40 national branches. It's first branch was founded in 1984 in Finland. OGAE International and its national branches organise a wide range of activities to promote and celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest. Numerous Participating Broadcasters work closely with their respective national OGAE branche in the preparations for and promotion of the Eurovision Song Contest.
As member of OGAE, it is possible to apply for fan ticket packages to the shows as well.
INFE, the International Network of Fans of Eurovision, was founded more recently and has branches in over ten countries.
OGAE and INFE operate autonomously from the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Independent fan websites and blogs

Since the late nineties, fans of the Eurovision Song Contest established countless websites and blogs, some of which have built up a large following over the years.

Fans at the contest

Fans can buy tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest in two ways; via the official ticket partner and via OGAE. As member of OGAE it is possible to apply for fan ticket packages that give access to all shows. Fan packages usually give access to the floor, right in front of the stage.
As die-hard fan you also have the possibility to apply for a fan accreditation (F). Each participating country awards, at the broadcaster's sole discretion, 10 fan accreditations. In addition, the EBU also awards at least 10 fan accreditations to fans from non-participating countries. A fan accreditation usually gives access to the second round of rehearsals, the first Dress Rehearsal of each show, the fan zone at the venue and the EuroClub.
Be advised that a fan accreditation does not provide access to the live shows.