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).
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The Channel 14 news just aired in Israel and there is exciting news about #Eurovision Village. Charles Clore Park will be extended by 30% and there will be 7 different zones in the village, including … *Israeli cuisine zone *Sport and Yoga zone *DJ zone *Live stage featuring all the Israeli Eurovision winners and many others. More details on wiwibloggs.com ?? #Eurovision2019
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.
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!
Photo Credit: Dr. Avishai Teicher Pikiwiki Israel