National final season may be behind us for another year, but with Eurovision looming there’s still plenty to look forward to. As always, April is dominated by preview events. We see the return of the ever popular London Eurovision Party and Eurovision in Concert, while the Moscow Preview Party is the highlight of the east. However, all the action kicks off in Latvia with the Eurovision PreParty Riga. It may just be in its third year, but the concert has already established itself as a prominent fixture in the Eurovision calendar.

With so much going on, it’s easy to lose track. We’ve prepared a handy guide to all four parties, so whether you’re planning on jetting out and joining the festivities or just following the fun from home, there’s no excuse not to be fully up to date.

* Updated 01:30 CET 22 March 2016

Eurovision PreParty Riga – 2 April

Participants: Ivan (Belarus), Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Jüri Pootsmann (Estonia), Hovi Star (Israel) Justs (Latvia), Barei (Spain) and Rykka (Switzerland).

Special Guests: Herreys (Sweden 1984) and Schlagerfeber (Eurovision and Melodifestivalen cover band).

Tickets: €12 plus booking fee. Buy online or at the door.

More information: Official website and Facebook.

Moscow Preview Party – 3 April

Russia Moscow Eurovision Preview Party 2016

Participants: Eneda Tarifa (Albania), Iveta Mukuchyan (Armenia), Samra (Azerbaijan), Ivan (Belarus), Minus One (Cyprus), Kaliopi (FYR Macedonia), Ira Losco (Malta), Lidia Isac (Moldova), Sergey Lazarev (Russia), Serhat (San Marino), Barei (Spain) and Rykka (Switzerland).

Special Guests: TBA

Tickets: 1,500 to 3,000 Russian Rubles. Buy online.

More information: Facebook and VK.

Eurovision in Concert, Amsterdam – 9 April

Participants: Eneda Tarifa (Albania), Iveta Mukuchyan (Armenia)Zoë (Austria), Ivan (Belarus), Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Nina Kraljic (Croatia), Minus One (Cyprus), Amir (France), Hovi Star (Israel), Francesca Michielin (Italy), Justs (Latvia), Kaliopi (FYR Macedonia), Lidia Isac (Moldova), Highway (Montenegro), Douwe Bob (Netherlands), Agnete (Norway), Barei (Spain) and Rykka (Switzerland), Manuella (Slovenia).

Special Guests: Hera Björk (Iceland 2010)

Tickets: Sold out.

More information: Official website, Facebook and Twitter.

London Eurovision Party – 17 April

Participants: Zoë (Austria), Nina Kraljic (Croatia), Minus One (Cyprus), Greta Salomé (Iceland), Francesca Michielin (Italy), Justs (Latvia), Kaliopi (FYR Macedonia), Highway (Montenegro), Michal Szpak (Poland), Barei (Spain), Agnete (Norway), Ovidiu Anton (Romania), Ira Losco (Malta), Amir (France), Poli Genova (Bulgaria) and Joe and Jake (United Kingdom)

Special Guests:  Eleftheria Eleftheriou (Greece 2012), Selma (Iceland 1999 and 2005) and Aminata (Latvia 2015).

Tickets: £39.37 plus delivery fee. Buy online.

More information: Official website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Charlie-B
Charlie-B
4 years ago

Omg! Barei works Hard! She’s present in all cities ! Lov it !

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

Denis: “None of the top 5 of last year did any promotion and managed to do well.”

Sweden don’t normally do promo, but last year Måns did London and Amsterdam. Guy Sebastian flew over from Australia and did preview concerts and various European TV appearances. It worked out for them!

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
4 years ago

Agnete will be in London too.

El Rosario de Raquel
4 years ago

Los Leo…ones a ruguir a la selva, pues solo son alimañas salvajes, ese es su sitio su ecosistema.

manu
manu
4 years ago

Leo cuantos años tienes? Por tu comentario estoy seguro que mentalmente no superas los 5. No creo que en europa esten muy interesados en el dinero que tenga Barei. No creo que sean tan marujas de porteria como algunos eurofan españoles, entre los que te incluyo a ti claro esta. GO SWEDEN!!

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
4 years ago

we don’t know all of the participating countries for the eurovision in concert yet so maybe we’ll also see ireland, czech republic etc.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Lack of promotion isn’t really an issue any-more. None of the top 5 of last year did any promotion and managed to do well. Curiously does who did promotion(Spain, Slovenia and some more) didn’t do to well. So maybe promotion is to much promotion?

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Ireland misses the preview parties again?!? This annoys me and is also ONE of the reasons that we fail so bad. Ireland gives zero promotion to its entry and that usually means that the first time people outside of Ireland see the Irish act live is at the semi finals. These preview parties are where fanbases are formed and people begin to support their favourites, not to mention the practice for the actual ESC and trying out different things and swing how the audience reacts before it hits the stage in Stockholm. This is why we fail every year.

candycam
candycam
4 years ago

Leo: I guess Barei´s family will pay for her outfit, coaching… but not for her EuroPromo that´s why she has just signed with Universal, no need to get the RTVE ‘s financial agreement .

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

@Leo
Spain buying votes? Of course, we do it every year, my god… Do you have any problem with Barei being in every concert? Do you have any problem with Barei’s family money? Is having a rich family a problem to participate in Eurovision? Has that something to do with buying votes? So, if for any reason Barei reachs the Top 10 that will mean she has bought votes? I hope you were only joking.

V
V
4 years ago

Samra (Azerbaijan) will be in Moscow too.

Travis
Travis
4 years ago

Yeah…Germany does not participate in any of these events…Czech Republic too?? Sad =(

*not amused how promotion and odds influence the outcome the last few years*

Steven Keenan
Steven Keenan
4 years ago

Nicky must be keeping the feet up for the next 2 months…

Leo
Leo
4 years ago

LOL you can tell Barei’s family money is doing it’s job. She’s paying for everything because TVE doesn’t pay and she’s everywhere… will she buy some points at the eurovision as well? We’ll see

lily
lily
4 years ago

You missed that Måns Zelmerlöw will be in London. Just saying.

Tony
Tony
4 years ago

Too bad Gabriela from Czech Republic is not in any event bad points for her

Mvaneijk97
4 years ago

I’m going to Eurovision in Concert

William Lee Adams
Admin
4 years ago

She is saying Yay Yay Yay all over Europe! <3

wowowow
wowowow
4 years ago

wow, Barei is hella busy