Set your alarms, start memorising those card details and get your finger on the refresh button. We have confirmation from SVT that the first set of Eurovision tickets for the 2016 contest will be put on sale this Thursday, the 26th of November! Tickets will be released via ticket website AXS.com at 10am on Thursday morning.
Eurovision 2016: Ticket types and prices
The first set of tickets released will be for all three live shows — the first and second semi-finals, as well as the grand final on the 14th of May. Not only that, but tickets for the dress rehearsals and jury finals will also be made available to the public once again. With 14,000-16,000 people able to fit in to the Globe Arena, that means there should be lots of opportunities to see your favourite acts live if you’re making the trip to Stockholm.
Ticket prices for all areas are not yet released, but an Aftonbladet report revealed that tickets will be made available from as little as 100 Swedish Kronor (equivalent to about 8 British Pounds). This means they’ll be slightly cheaper than the lowest priced tickets in Vienna this year. SVT are also set to try and tackle the problem of inflated prices on reselling websites, which will hopefully mean that tickets are not immediately snapped up and priced out of the hands of fans.
In similar fashion to last year, the tickets will be released in stages, so if you can’t get your hands on any on Thursday — don’t stop believing. With the exact stage layout and design still to be confirmed, exact audience numbers won’t be available to SVT for them to release all tickets at this point. Hopefully, we’ll know more on just how many tickets will be released on Thursday in due course.
Executive producer of the 2016 contest, Martin Österdahl, said the decision to release tickets now was so they could be a “powerful and unusual” Christmas present. We’ll certainly take some final tickets in our stockings! Are you planning on going to Stockholm and which shows do you want to make it to? Let us know in the comments section!