Eurovision 2023: Tickets go on sale, but how can you get them and when is it?

Eurovision will air on the BBC and be hosted by singer Alesha Dixon, Ted Lasso actress Hannah Waddingham and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina alongside returning favourite Graham Norton, the comedian and talk show host.

The UK will host Eurovision in 2023, as 2022 winners Ukraine are unable to host the song contest following Russia’s invasion.

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the song contest last May, while the UK’s Sam Ryder was the runner-up with his hit song Space Man.

Traditionally, Ukraine would be the next host but, due to the conflict in the country, the UK will step up to host instead.

Here is everything we know about when the contest is, where Eurovision 2023 will be held, and how to get tickets.

When is the Eurovision Song Contest 2023?

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will kick off on May 9 with the first semi-final.

The second semi-final will take place two days later, on May 11.

And the winner of Eurovision 2023 will be crowned at the end of the final on May 13.

Where is the Eurovision Song Contest being held?

It has been revealed that Liverpool will host this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The event will take place in the 11,000-capacity M&S Bank Arena.

The announcement that Liverpool beat Glasgow to host the competition was made by Graham Norton on the BBC’s The One Show.

Birmingham hosted Eurovision in 1998 – the last time it took place in the UK – but it has also been hosted by London, Edinburgh, and Brighton.

Britain last won the competition in 1997.

How to get tickets for Eurovision 2023

Tickets for those wanting to be a part of the nine live shows that make up the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will go on sale at 12:00 (midday) GMT (13:00 CET) on Tuesday March 7.

Prices range from £30 to £290 for the live semi-finals and £80 to £380 for the live grand final.

Eurovision fans need a Ticketmaster account before they can buy tickets and fans are encouraged to create their account in advance of Tuesday.

They will be able to buy up to four tickets per purchase for the live shows and six for the preview performances.

Tickets will only be available to purchase on the Ticketmaster website, and you can only purchase tickets for one show at a time.

How much are tickets for Eurovision 2023?

In line with previous Eurovision Song Contests, tickets are priced from £30 to £290 for the Semi Final shows and from £80 to £380 for the Grand Final shows.

How will perform for the UK for Eurovision 2023?

It is yet to be confirmed who will be performing for the UK in 2023.

Last year, it was announced on March 10 that Sam Ryder would be the contestant to represent the country – which suggests an announcement could be soon.

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