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Tickets for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool

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

The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place in the Liverpool Arena next to the River Mersey on Saturday 13 May with Semi-Finals on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May.

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: We know it’s Liverpool, but it's still early, so relax.

Liverpool was as announced the Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, after the BBC and the EBU considered a total of seven potential locations in the United Kingdom.

Ticket prices, availability, and even the ticket provider, will take a little longer to decide while organisers evaluate 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!

There are 9 shows in total!

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

  • First Semi-Final: Tuesday 9 May: Live TV Show [Tuesday 9 evening]; Jury Show [Monday 8 evening]; Family Show [Tuesday 9 afternoon].

  • Second Semi-Final: Thursday 11 May: Live TV Show [Thursday 11 evening]; Jury Show [Wednesday 10 evening]; Family Show [Thursday 11 afternoon].

  • Grand Final: Saturday 13 May: Live TV Show [Saturday 13 evening]; Jury Show [Friday 12 evening]; Family Show [Saturday 13 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.