Are you ready to party all night long to the sounds of Eurovision? Tel Aviv sure is!

According to the latest newscast of channel 14 (one of the four primary television stations in Israel), Tel Aviv has major plans regarding Eurovision Village 2019.

As getting tickets to the live shows of Eurovision 2019 might not be so easy, Tel Aviv is planning to throw non-stop parties full of music, food and Eurovision stars in The Eurovision Village during the Eurovision week.

Tel Aviv will make each one of you “The king of fun” (Yes, just like Nadav Guedj sang, maybe you’ll even party with him).

The Eurovision Village is a public space where fans with or without tickets to the contest can gather for concerts and events. Best of all entry is free. Charles Clore Park, which is situated in southeastern Tel Aviv on the coastline, will hold the events this year and Tel Aviv has major plans for the space.

The park was opened in 1974 and renovated in 2007. In recent years it has hosted the annual Tel Aviv Pride parties. It is also known for its yearly food markets. Check out this beautiful place. Yas, gawd!

Tel Aviv’s plans for Eurovision 2019 are to extend the park’s area by about 30% and to have seven different themed zones in the Eurovision Village including one devoted to Israeli cuisine, another to Sports and Yoga, another to DJs and many more. So you can eat some delicious Israeli food, and burn the calories off immediately by dancing the night away — and all to the sounds of Eurovision. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

As every year, there will also be a main stage that will host many Eurovision stars and of course all the Israeli Eurovision winners will perform there: Izhar Cohen, Gali Atari, Dana International and of course Netta.

White nights

Israel loves to mix things up. At first organisers considered changing the dates of Pride events to move them closer to the Eurovision week. Those plans didn’t quite work out, but it’s now been decided to mix Eurovision Village with an annual Tel Aviv event called “White Night”.

The Tel Aviv “White Night” (Laila Lavan in Hebrew) is a special cultural night with amazing events taking place across the city — from beach concerts and parties, to special exhibitions and tours. It makes sense to bring this all together with Eurovision Village.

The “White Night” events will collaborate with the Eurovision Village and all the participating countries next year, as there will be more than 40 stages all across the city with a stage for each country that participates in Eurovision 2019.

The budget for the Eurovision Village is 1.2 million euros (NIS 5 million), of which about 20% of will be paid by the municipality and the rest by sponsors. The “White Night” budget is 500,000 euros (NIS 2 million) and that will be funded in a special collaboration with all the participating countries’ embassies.

In addition to that, the Tel Aviv municipality also plans to enact a special law that will allow the parties to be held outside all night long during Eurovision week, as it’s usually illegal during the night in open urban areas.

So it seems like Tel Aviv is ready to party and party hard. Will you be there to dance along? Let us know in the comments below!

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Photo Credit: Dr. Avishai Teicher Pikiwiki Israel

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Jonas
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The whole event is cultural whitewashing. I CALL FOR A TOTAL BOYCOT!

Marcelo
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Marcelo

That park looks stunning! I can’t wait to see it become Eurovision village!

Maya
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Maya

One more candy for you all. The train to Jerusalem !!! it’s rolling and it’s fast, cheep &easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoA25eRxio

BULSCHIET
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BULSCHIET

Huh? The route from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is not finished, so its going from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem and its full of malfunctions, almost every day trains are being cancelled and people experience huge delays. I hope that in 7 months it will be better.
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem-train-stuck-in-tunnel-for-hours-569465

Asaf
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Also revealed today. Tel Aviv signed a contract with a massive Italian cruise ship that will anchor in the deep waters off of Tel Aviv’s shore. It will offer 1700 tourists accommodation in far more reasonable prices than the costs that the hotels are asking for currently (a starting price for a room on the cruise ship is 50$). Water taxis will get tourists from Clore Park to the cruise ship and back. The cruise ship will host parties and firework shows. More cruise ships are likely to sign similar contracts with the municipality in the months to come.

Joe
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Joe

It’s like a more reasonable version of Eilat’s whole idea.

Maya
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Maya

Not so much…Eilat -Red Sea… not the Med. Sea. We also have the Dead sea and The Kineret = Sea of Galilee, Where you can try to walk on the water.. both linked by the Jordan River. Google or simply open the bible

Joe
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Joe

Well, not in terms of sharing a coastline. I mean in the sense that there’s gonna be cruise ship accommodation, like their idea was for accommodating the guests and delegations. Except there are more hotels now.

Joe
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Joe

And I am a happy-slappy Jewish atheist, so it’s Google for me

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Some additional points not mentioned in the above article and a few clarifications: For those who were booking flights – the Channel 14 news report expressly stated that the “White Night” event will take place immediately following the second semi-final. So it will take place on Thursday night leading up to Friday morning. This makes sense for Israelis, because many don’t work the following Friday and it still is not Shabbat for those who are religious and want to partake in the festivities. The way the city is extending Charles Clore by 30% is by intensifying the works around the… Read more »

Joey
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Joey

TEL AVIV 24 HOURS CITY. THE BEST CITY TO PARTY.

Maya
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Maya

If I remerber corectlly, the “White Night” events were sponered in the past years by the EU as many European artist took part in the events . Together with the European’s countries embassies in Israel – see -at the end…the sponsers are showed…the EU is in the middle… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvQ2bNMl8YA

David
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David

Tel Aviv sure knows how to party 🙂

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

This sounds totally awesome!

Joe
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Joe

This is gonna be epic! What a wonderful way to involve all the countries, tie it in to the host city and country, and make it accessible for all Eurovision fans. I just hope I can party all night long at the San Marino stage.

ESCFan2009 (male, 22, German)
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Valentina will party 24/7 for sure 😉 😛