The Opening reception at the Vienna City Hall17 May 2015 at 19:30 CEST
Starting 18:00 CET, artists start to arrive at the Red Carpet. The delegations will be arriving approximately every three minutes. The Red Carpet ceremony will be opened by last year's winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Conchita Wurst. Last year’s host country of Denmark will be the first nation on the Red Carpet.
Here is the scheduled running order, so you can look out for your favourites.
- Conchita Wurst (Winner of the 2014 contest and Green Room presenter)
- Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer (Presenters of the 2015 contest)
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
- F.Y.R. Macedonia
- San Marino
@18:01 And here we are, Conchita Wurst is first to appear on the Red Carpet, joining the hosts of the Opening ceremony, Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll.
@18:37 While we are expecting more delegations to join, the artists from Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom, the greatest Eurovision hits are being performed live in the background by the Vienna Conservatory.
@20:30 It seems like the Red Carpet is finally overcrowded with the Eurovision stars, hosts and fans. They are all going to enjoy this evening first at the Vienna City Hall and later at the EuroClub in the Ottakringer Brewery, where they are going to join the fans at the party "Welcome to Austria".