Tickets for the First Semi-Final
Tickets for the Second Semi-Final
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.
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.
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.