UPDATE: By 12:15 all first tickets for the shows of the Final are sold out You can still get them for the Semi-Finals.
UPDATE: By 11:15 all first tickets for the Grand Final are sold out. More tickets are available for other shows and for all shows on the 31st of January. You can sign up for the waiting list at Billetlugen.dk/eurovision (check under links for 'VenteListe').
UPDATE: By 10:00 more than 10,000 people had queued up for the ticket sales.
The next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held on the 6th, 8th and 10th of May in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to the tickets for the three live shows on those dates, it is possible to buy tickets to the so-called 'jury shows', during which juries in all participating countries determine their vote.
Tickets for the afternoon family rehearsals are going on sale as well. Due to their timing, they’re well-suited for families with children.
Prices of the tickets will start at approximately 14 euros and can only be bought through Billetlugen.dk, the official ticket handler.
READ MORE: Frequently asked questions on ticket sales
More tickets to follow
On Friday, one-third of all tickets will go on sale. More are to come after additional details of the shows are put in place. Next batch is to be on sale on the 31st of January and more to follow in April. Each time new tickets are released, tickets will be available in all categories and for all shows.
It has already been determined that Sweden will compete in the first Semi-Final, and Norway in the second. The remaining participating countries’ placements in the Semi-Finals will be drawn in January.
READ MORE: Sweden and Norway drawn into Semi-Finals
"We look forward to welcoming everyone, and for as many as possible to join us in Copenhagen. We wish to bring people together across national borders and give everyone a joint experience that will be talked about for years to come. With a total of nine shows there will be ample opportunity to follow the contest, participate in the festivities and experience the show live," says Pernille Gaardbo, Executive Producer of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of host broadcaster DR.
Copenhagen welcomes all the fans
Copenhagen is the host city of the contest next year and is looking forward to receiving both fans and guests all over the world.
"We’re hard at work on preparing Copenhagen for the festivities and for all the people that will come to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest. Copenhagen thinks big and embraces diversity, and the Copenhageners are looking forward to showing off their city. Everyone is welcome, and Copenhagen has much to offer. There will be an array of events around the city, where all fans of the contest have the opportunity to meet and join in the party," says Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen.
Denmark’s public broadcaster DR got the right to host the contest when they won Europe’s favourite TV show this May with Emmelie de Forest’s Only Teardrops.
Junior 2013 tickets on sale today!
The tickets for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday have also gone on sale - read about it on the official website.