Tickets for the Semi-Finals of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will go on sale on Tuesday 30th January at 11:00 CET!
On Monday 29th January the Semi-Final Allocation Draw will take place in Lisbon. After the Allocation Draw, the ceremony that determines which countries will perform in each of the Semi-Finals, you will have the opportunity to buy tickets for all six shows.
Tickets for the Semi-Finals of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be priced at various levels and will go on sale at 11:00 CET on 30th January from official ticketing website BlueTicket.pt. It is strongly recommended that tickets are purchased through the official ticketing partner.
Tickets for the First Semi-Final
- 7th May 21:00 CET - Jury Show of the First Semi-Final
- 8th May 15:00 CET - Family Show of the First Semi-Final
- 8th May 21:00 CET - Live Show of the First Semi-Final
Tickets for the Second Semi-Final
- 9th May 21:00 CET - Jury Show of the Second Semi-Final
- 10th May 15:00 CET - Family Show of the Second Semi-Final
- 10th May 21:00 CET - Live Show of the Second Semi-Final
How to buy your tickets
BlueTicket, the official ticketing partner for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, operates a system called Queue-It, which is used to sell tickets for many of the biggest events in the world. It prevents the site from crashing if all users accessed the queue for the ticket selling platform simultaneously.
Those who arrive in the queue for tickets before the sale opens are assigned a random number at the time of the opening of the sale. This means that no one is at an advantage when they arrive on the ticket purchasing page just before the sale starts. Users who join the queue after the sale starts are then assigned a sequential number behind those who joined it beforehand.
The ticketing page on Eurovision.tv will be be updated with further information about future ticket releases in the coming months.
What's the difference between the shows?
The Jury Show takes place the night before the live broadcast and it is where juries from each participating country cast their vote. The Family Show is held in the afternoon and offers families the opportunity to see the show before the evening broadcast. No voting takes place during the Family Show.
The Live Show is broadcast in participating countries and streamed around the world on YouTube. The public vote during the live show. The results of the votes from the professional juries are added to the results of the public and the ten qualifiers for the Grand Final are then announced.
In the First Semi-Final, 19 countries will participate with 18 in the Second Semi-Final. The Allocation Draw will also determine in which Semi-Final each of the six pre-qualified countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and host country Portugal) will broadcast and vote.
In total 43 countries will participate in the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The Grand Final will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018.