RTP, Host Broadcaster of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest revealed that instead of having a red carpet at the Opening Ceremony, there would be a blue carpet, reflecting the theme for the 2018 competition. The Blue Carpet Ceremony will take place near the The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT). Further details will be confirmed in due course.
The Eurovision Village for 2018 will be located in Lisbon's Praça do Comércio, also known as Terreiro do Paço. The area is one of Lisbon's main squares located in the heart of town beside the shores of the Tagus River.
The next key milestone in the planning of the 2018 contest is the Semi-Final Allocation Draw and Host City Insignia Exchange which will take place in Lisbon on January.