With less than two weeks to go before rehearsals, the final pieces of the Eurovision 2018 experience are being put in place. First came the rehearsal schedule earlier today and now RTP has given more details about Eurovision Village  — the massive outdoor space where locals, visitors and established musicians will mingle during the festival of song.

As previously confirmed, Eurovision Village will come to life in the Terreiro do Paço, which is another name for Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square). The action kicks off on May 4.

The opening night will see a performance by the Beatbombers. The duo are behind the music for the flag parade during the Saturday night final. We’re expecting they’ll kick off the Eurovision Village in plenty of style too! They are the World Champions in scratch who know how to drop a beat…and make it explode. They also created the soundtrack to the presentation video of Lisbon as the host city for Eurovision 2018 with “Verdes Anos”. Expect a fine mixture of traditional Portuguese music with modern beats.

There are a host of other performances already scheduled for the Village. And if you didn’t get a chance to grab a ticket for the live shows, don’t worry — all three shows (that’s Semi-Final 1, Semi-Final 2 and the grand final) will also be screened in the Village. The party is going to be lit.

Eurovision Village 2018: Schedule (as of 16 April)

  • 4 May: Opening ft. Beatbombers
  • 5 May: Lisbon at Night ft. Discotexas
  • 6 May: Blue Carpet on screen, JP Coimbra, Nuno Figueiredo, Moullinex, Nuno Feist
  • 7 May: Atlantic Night with Banda do Mar and Waldemar Bastos
  • 8 May: Live viewing of the first Semi-Final
  • 9 May: The Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon
  • 10 May: Live viewing of the second Semi-Final
  • 11 May: Orelha Negra, Blaya, Ana Bacalhau, M7 and Marta Ren
  • 12 May: Live viewing of the Grand Final

Eurovision Village, a key gathering point for fans during the Eurovision Song Contest, hosts live performances from Eurovision artists and special guests throughout the Eurovision fortnight.

It’s a great place for people to soak in the atmosphere of the event, regardless of whether they have tickets to the actual competition.

Officials will set up a series of street food stalls and a lounge area, so you can relax while taking in all the fine music.

What do you think of Lisbon’s Terreiro do Paço? Does it look like a promising spot for Eurovision Village? Are you going to be there partying with us? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Carlos Vares
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Carlos Vares

Almost, almost … welcome, have a memorable journey in Portugal ! Rediscover the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8bHCHl8X_0

Benita Rodrigues
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Benita Rodrigues

Go Portugal..go and win again!! Your hosting will be great!

Johnny_Rock
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Johnny_Rock

I only got family show tickets for the final, so I’ll try so see it live in the Eurovillage. Should be great to also be surrounded by other fans! And this square is on of my favorite places in Lisbon.

Daan
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Daan

@wiwibloggs / @William @Robyn (cuz gurl you fab )

Is it like 2016 where there is this building with meets and greets, karaoke, NATIVE FOOD *(I cant get enough of the swedish shrimp/egg/mayo combo). Or is it more like the village..

Also William D: This year was the first time I was NOT behind you in the que at EIC. ={ Didnt even see you..

See y’all in Lisbon, btw, reply to me if you will watch the final at eurovillage

Mafadan
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Mafadan

oh i love “poor” countries with historical and beautiful squares, with modern venues to host the eurovision! This must be a very poor and cheap edition
I wish another “poor” country win this year so we can have more “poorest” things like this 🙂

Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

Poor comment… and very probably poor guy.
If it was humor, it’s not even funny.

As_poor_as_it_gets
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As_poor_as_it_gets

I also love people who have such “poor” spirit like you!

Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

Mafadan, I guess people didn’t get the irony of your comment…
I wish some “rich” countries inhabitants could stop critizing those who have less then them. Living in a rich country (obviously built by generations before them!) doesn’t manke you a great person.

Mafadan
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Mafadan

you´re righ Kit Kat…some of them didn´t get the irony…
no problem.
I always supported the portuguese organization since the very beginning. They will do great for sure

Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

Oh William… shame on you!! 🙂
Going to Portugal and have a coffee at Starbucks!! Portuguese have sooo many different coffee types! For those who will be there next month: eat local, you won’t be disappointed: ))

Pepe Monster
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Pepe Monster

Stunning square!

Allexoosuaa
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Allexoosuaa

Who do you to win Eurovision 2018?

Dead parrot
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Dead parrot

I’m not voting on singing merits anymore, I’m voting on the country I want to go on vacation next year. #GoCroatia

Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

Ahahah!!
For me #Cyprus2019

Ari
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Ari

Queen Foureira! Cyprus #Fuego

Traviatta
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Traviatta

Hahaha, yeah, Cyprus, Italy or Greece sounds good! 🙂

Anja
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Anja

Greece! Athens 2019 sounds pretty perfect.

esc1234
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esc1234

Greece,Israel,Cyprus,Bulgaria

Perfection
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Perfection

After Ukraine and now Portugal, NO MORE POOR COUNTRIES or countries had economic crisis or countries practically in war for heaven sake!!! Let’s stick with Western European countries or Scandinavia which are clean, organised, good attention to details, not too hot, can speak English, modern, high tech, well mannered and won’t make a shady victory speech against your fellow contestants after you win!!!

sara
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sara

In other words, which are boring af

Johnny_Rock
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Johnny_Rock

There should be a report button for comments like this one… Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Yes. But this (the clearly racist part) is just wrong… Be kind to each other, people!

sara
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sara

Poor Perfection forgot to take his chill pills, it’s not easy to be so perfect, I know..

From PT with love
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From PT with love

Congrats! I’m amazed by your ignorance. “Let’s stick with Western European countries or Scandinavia”…Portugal is just the most western point in Europe (clap clap). For the rest I’m not even going to spent my time trying to explain you how rich Portugal is, we don’t need people like you in our small great and precious treasure land called PORTUGAL. Ps. I hope you loose your phone in mode silence. Have a nice week.

Tiago S
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Tiago S

Phone stolen? Portugal is the third safest country in the world, just after Iceland and New Zealand (google it). And yes, we are the most western country in continental Europe and that won’t change anytime soon (google that to).

Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

Really shocking comment!!!
I hope you won’t be in Portugal next month, it would be a deception for you if you had fun. And we all know that just rich Europeans (Scandinavia, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, St Marino, mauve UK), have fun and DESERVE having fun!!
Happy Rich-Europeans-TV show to you!!

Perfection
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Perfection

I am glad we have reached an understanding. Ler’s not forget the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxumbourg, Andorra and Australia. The rest can have their own song contest for all I care where Greece and Cyprus can give each other 24 points and 0 point to Macedonia every single time no matter what they send; the Baltics always give each 12 points and Armenia and Azerbaijan never give each other point etc. And one country hosts, other drops out. That contest contest would be “fun” for you!!! Maybe Turkey can even join and have a sing off with Cyprus! I am… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Sorry, but this is blatant xenophobia. Wiwibloggs, this comments should really be erased. It is very offensive and, of course, untrue.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Unless it meant as an ironic comment, which is the only way one can accept this statement.

Jose
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Jose

LOL. The Portuguese are going nuts. Look not everyone loves Portugal and that is fine! Truth is Portugal is not exactly the most friendly country in Europe.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

This is not the point. The point is that some people said that certain categories of countries should never win or host a ESC. Countries that are poor, unstable, hot, etc, etc. And this is utterly stupid and in my view even xenophobic, not to call it racist. On Portugal: Yes you are right and this is absolutely fine. I even whish that there were more of those, because the streets of Lisbon and Porto are becoming unbearable with mass tourism. About Portugal not being a friendly country… Well, either you are yourself Portuguese and then I can understand that… Read more »

Diogo
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Diogo

Wiwibloggs, please don’t erase the comment. Hidden ignorance is more dangerous than blattant ignorance. The comment doesn’t make me happy, but I like that I have the opportunity to shake my had to the ridiculous of it. Now, as a Portuguese living in Germany for almost two years, I must say that I really have to laugh at the suggestion that in Portugal people don’t speak English and especially at the suggestion that there is no modern technology there. Just as an example, I spent the entire weekend scanning and printing invoices and doing calculations to do my German taxes… Read more »

Hans
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Hans

Why are you in Germany then? You can go back to Portugal! I am so sick of people coming to Germany and complain about small things. Yes, we have our own law and our way of living and if you are not happy about it, please leave and go back to your country. Simple as that!

Diogo
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Diogo

My girlfriend is German and I had more flexibility to move, that’s why I’m here. I was not complaining about Germany, just stating a fact, in that aspect Portugal is doing things very right in my opinion. Look, I love being in Germany, but naturally there things that are better and things that are worse than in Portugal. In this case I was defending Portugal from a stupid attack and used the example that I’m most familiar with. I did the same many times in reverse to defend Germany. I don’t want to be harsh at you Hans, but man,… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Diogo, this “Hans” person is not German, he or she is just trying to be a troll. The obvious nickname gave it away. It’s the same person that hides behind “Jose” (look at times of the post) or “Zhara”. Trying ridiculuosly to impersonate different nationalities just to make a point. Pathetic.

Diogo
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Diogo

Thanks for telling L’oiseau. German or not, what this person wrote actually represents what many people think. I hope my second comment answers to those that thought the same but didn’t say anything.

Paul
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Paul

I’m staying literally round the corner!

Diogo
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Diogo

Thanks for telling L’oiseau. German or not, what this person wrote actually represents what many people think. I hope my second comment answers to those that thought the same but didn’t say anything.

Diogo
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Diogo

I obviously replied to the wrong comment. The placement of the reply button is not intuitive at all because it’s too close to the line that closes the previous comment. If some admin is reading this, I would suggest to add this to the site’s stylesheet:
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alex
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alex

If you want France to win. Say yay

Life is a drag
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Life is a drag

No

Joãoo Miguel
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Joãoo Miguel

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Sorry, no 🙁 (Also, why did you have to remind me of that horrible spanish song in 2016? That ”say yay” is still burning in my head)

Yaa
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Yaa

Hell, no!

Jorge
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Jorge

That 1st pic…Beautiful Portugal 🙂

A great Eurovision hosting place!