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Last night: Kyiv's Eurovision Village officially declared open!

05 May 2017 at 08:33 CEST
Eurovision village opening Andres Putting
The Eurovision Village, the official fan zone of the Eurovision Song Contest, has opened in the centre of the Ukraine’s capital. The Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, officially opened the village last night.

Several of the acts participating in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will appear on the Eurovision Village stage, largest Eurovision stage outside of the venue, in the coming days.

Nadja Burkhardt, Event Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest said: "The adventure between the City of Kyiv and Eurovision started right here in this city last July." She went on to thank Vitali Klitschko and his team for all their work. "I would like to invite the people of Kyiv and all the visitors to enjoy the Eurovision Village, to enjoy Eurovision 2017 and to enjoy Kyiv!"

Access to the Eurovision Village is free of charge and offers fans the opportunity to see their favourite acts perform live ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest.

During the live shows, fans are invited to watch the shows on big screens at the Eurovision Village.