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Tickets for Eurovision 2023 in the United Kingdom

If this is the first Eurovision you plan on attending, or you just need a refresher on how it works, read on...

The United Kingdom will host the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2023 in either Glasgow or Liverpool - but there are lots of fans wondering ‘When can I buy tickets for Eurovision?’ and ‘Where will it be?' Many fans might not know that there are actually 9 shows you can watch live at the arena! 

To be the first to know when Eurovision Song Contest 2023 tickets will go on sale, make sure you sign up to the official Eurovision Song Contest newsletter and subscribe to our social media channels (YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook). Along with Eurovision.tv, these are the first places that important announcements are made regarding the live shows in May next year.

Tickets: It's still early, so relax.

Seven potential Host Cities were shortlisted earlier in the summer, which have been narrowed down to two: Glasgow and Liverpool. We wont know which city has been chosen to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest until a little later in the autumn.

Ticket prices, availability, and even the ticket provider, won’t be decided until there is a confirmed Host City and venue for the shows.

Even at that stage, the available number of tickets will take a little longer to decide while the BBC evaluates how much space is needed for the production inside the venue. Because the Eurovision Song Contest is a live TV production some sections of the seating may need to be altered to make way for cameras, technical equipment and the stage. This is entirely dependent on the chosen venue.

If you haven't bought tickets for a Eurovision Song Contest before: listen up! The Eurovision Song Contest isn't just one Saturday night spectacular... it isn't even just the three broadcast Semi-Finals and Grand Final... it's actually 9 shows across the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Eurovision week!

Once ready, tickets will go on sale for the following 9 shows:

  • Grand Final: Live TV Show [Saturday evening]; Jury Show [Friday evening]; Family Show [Saturday afternoon].

  • First Semi-Final: Live TV Show [Tuesday evening]; Jury Show [Monday evening]; Family Show [Tuesday afternoon].

  • Second Semi Final: Live TV Show [Thursday evening]; Jury Show [Wednesday evening]; Family Show [Thursday afternoon].

The Jury Show is a full run through of the show that takes place the night before the televised version. It’s when the international juries cast their votes for the participants. Audiences can stay for a randomised version of the qualifier/points reveals, as the presenters practise for different scenarios.

The Family Show is a full run through of the show that takes place earlier in the day of the Live TV Show; it serves as one final rehearsal for the artists and crew, and as the name suggests, it’s much more convenient for those who wish to bring younger Eurovision fans. Again, the Family Show features a randomly generated presentation of the qualifiers and points.

The Live TV Show is exactly that: a live television show. Audiences across Europe (and Australia) will get to cast their votes to add to the Jury scores. No randomisations this time - it's all for real!

Interest in Eurovision tickets is expected to be high, but as fans who have travelled to a Contest before will tell you: traditionally it can be easier to secure tickets for the Jury and Family Shows. These shows have all of the content and performances of the broadcast shows, but leave you free to watch the Live TV Show as it was intended… on the television!

Again, make sure you sign up to the official Eurovision Song Contest newsletter and subscribe to our social media channels (YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook) to be the first to find out how to secure tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest.