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Press

Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest online press centre. Our press team is fully dedicated to facilitating media professionals in their coverage.

In Lisbon

Accommodation

The deadline to apply for accommodation was 13th February. Applying for accommodation is no longer possible.

Airport transportation

Aerobus operates two transfer bus lines between Lisbon Airport and the city center, with stops at several hotels across town. Upon showing your accreditation pick-up voucher, which you can download under My application in Accredion, accredited fans (F) and press (P) can pick up a free voucher at the airport's Eurovision Welcome Desk from 28 April until 7 May, between 8:00 in the morning until midnight. The voucher is valid for a 24-hour period. The Aerobus is equipped with free wifi.
  • Line 1 operates every 20 minutes from 7:30 until 19:00 and every 25 minutes from 19:00 until 23:00.
  • Line 2 operates every 20 minutes from 7:40 until 19:00 and every 25 minutes from 19:00 until 22:45.
You can find all Aerobus stops on this map.

Blue carpet

On Sunday, 6th of May, all 43 participants will walk the Blue Carpet of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The running order can be found in this brochure. Information about transportation is being sent out by email.
Press is allocated to zones per country of origin:
Blue Carpet setup
Blue Carpet setup © EBU & RTP

Picking up your accreditation badge

As P-accredited media representative you can pick up your accreditation badge at the Accreditation Centre of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Opening days: From Saturday, 28th of April until Saturday, 12th of May (8:00 until 19:00)
  • Location: Pavilhão De Portugal, Largo Bartolomeu Dias, Lisbon
IMPORTANT: Please make sure you bring the passport or ID you applied with as well as the printed and signed Collection Voucher, which you can download under My application in Accredion.

Accreditation

Accreditation for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon opened on Monday 29th January 2018 via Accredion. Accreditation closed on 6th April.

Alerts

To receive press alerts in your inbox, please sign up in our Newsletter Hub. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in each email.

Artwork

Media may use the logo and theme artwork in editorial context only, following the guidelines. Commercial use is strictly prohibited, unless explicitly authorised by the EBU. Logo and artwork downloads are available on the Brand page.
Host Broadcaster of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, RTP, has produced multiple logos for the theme artwork rather than a single image. The main logo depicting a shell comes with twelve other derivations, which are predicated on the concept of the varying life in the oceans and depict the wonders of a floating world, such as plankton and a range of other organisms which are essential for balance in aquatic ecosystems. Download all the logos..

Contact details

Before reaching out to us, we invite you to take a look at our Questions & Answers page.
Email: [email protected] Phone: +41 22 7172500 (Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 19:00 CEST)
Contact details for inquiries for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest participants can be found here.
Corporate media inquiries can be sent directly to the EBU Communications team.

Photo

Photo downloads

A selection of high-resolution images is available free of charge. These images may only be used by media for editorial purpose. It is mandatory to credit the photographer in accordance with the copyright information provided with each image.

Photo pool access

There are two photographer pools available at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Pool A provides access to a fixed pool position during the live shows, and is only available for a small number of international press/photo agencies, selected by the EBU. For access, please contact [email protected].
Pool B provides access to the stage after each live show, and is only available for one photographer per participating country, selected by the respective Participating Broadcasters. For access, please contact your broadcaster’s Head of Press.
All pool photographers must be accredited to the event.

Video

Access Rules

Use of any Eurovision Song Contest related materials by non-rights holders is subject to the EBU's Access Rules. These Access Rules apply to any (audio)visual material created at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, such as live show footage, rehearsal footage, materials of the Opening Ceremony and press conferences. The EBU Access Rules can be download here.

History footage

Looking for footage of previous Eurovision Song Contests, or wish to use footage from the live shows, press conferences or side events in news programmes, documentaries or otherwise? Please read the Access Rules. For archive enquiries please contact Gert Kark ([email protected]).

Embedding videos

Online media are welcome to embed videos from the official YouTube channel of the Eurovision Song Contest for editorial use when reporting on the Eurovision Song Contest only. Copy for re-use on Youtube and/or on other platforms strictly prohibited.