Contestants from some twenty countries will participate in the concert (see participants list below) hosted by Ruth Lorenzo, who represented Spain in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with Dancing In The Rain.The event will take place in La Riviera, a legendary venue in Madrid’s city centre, on Saturday the 15th of April from 22:00 CET and the concert will have a similar dynamics to that of the Eurovision Song Contest, where many fans will have the chance to feel like in the Song Contest itself. And to make the Spanish PreParty a real fiesta, after the concert the Eurovision music will continue in the same venue until 06:00 AM!Last year’s Spanish act, Barei, will be the special guest, performing not only her Eurovision entry, Say Yay!, but also her new anthem against bullying I Don’t Need To Be You.
The previous evening, Friday the 14th, there will be a welcome party at Joy Slava, another famous venue in Madrid. The delegations, press and fans will be treated to a reception concert where several Spanish Eurovision related artists will take part. Hosted by Suzy, who represented Portugal in 2014 with Quero Ser Tua, and Eurovision.tv’s Víctor Escudero.
Albania - Lindita – World
Austria - Nathan Trent – Running On Air
Belgium – Blanche – City Lights
Bulgaria - Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess
Czech Republic - Martina Bárta – My Turn
Cyprus – Hovig – Gravity
France – Alma – Requiem
Georgia – Tamara Gachechiladze – Keep The Faith
Israel - IMRI – I Feel Alive
Latvia - Triana Park - Line
Lithuania - Fusedmarc – Rain Of Revolution
Moldova - Sunstroke Project – Hey Mamma!
Montenegro – Slavic – Space
Poland – Kasia Mós – Flashlight
Romania - Ilinca & Alex – Yodel It!
San Marino - Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson – Spirit Of The Night
Serbia - Tijana Bogicevic - In Too Deep
Spain - Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover
Sweden – Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On
Barei, who represented Spain at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, will feature as guest star.