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.