Aerial view of the Yarkon Park in Northern Tel Aviv, Israel

Way back in November we reported on the whispers we heard about a Eurovision camp site to help combat a shortage of hotel rooms during Eurovision 2019.

And today the city of Tel Aviv officially confirmed its plans, announcing that the campsite in Yarkon Park (Ganei Yehoshua) will operate for two months.

The so-called “Tent City” is conveniently located within walking distance from EXPO Tel Aviv, where Eurovision will take place. It will be open during May and June, covering not only Eurovision, but also Tel Aviv Pride, which is the city’s largest annual event.

Here’s the official press release from the city of Tel Aviv.

Tent City in Tel Aviv: Press Release

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place in Tel Aviv between the 14th and 18th of May. The event is expected to attract over 10,000 international participants. Over the last 3 years, the number of international visitors to Tel Aviv has almost doubled and is expected to reach an overall new all-time high in 2019.

From Camping to Glamping; accommodations on site will be available at three different levels:
• Basic camping: where guests are invited to bring their own tent or rent camping gear on site.
• Glamping (combining the words Glamour + Camping): an increasingly popular travel trend; where nature meets luxury.
• Luxury Caravans: A comfortable and spacious caravan fully equipped with bathrooms, air-conditioning and more.

The “Tent City” will host up to 2,000 guests and will include showering areas, a recreation and party area, food and beverages stalls and a bike rental spot. A shuttle service will be available from the camping area to the Eurovision Village; the main Eurovision entertainment venue located at Charles Clore Seaside Park.

Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ron Huldai: “The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is planning to host an extraordinary Eurovision experience for the thousands of tourists who are expected to visit Tel Aviv. The “Tent City” is just one example of the many initiatives we are working on, in order to create the perfect tourist experience and make sure that visitors can enjoy everything that the city has to offer. Tourists staying at the camping ground in “The Central Park of Tel Aviv” will benefit from affordable accommodation and will be able to enjoy the Eurovision vibe just steps away from Expo Tel Aviv”.

Minister of Tourism, Yariv Levin: “Tourism in Israel reached an all-time high this year; this momentum creates new challenges, especially in regards to accommodation. This is highly noticeable during the months where major international events such as the Eurovision Song Contest are taking place”.

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Any more information on this?

Tomas Davitt
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the price hike for accommodation in Tel Aviv during Eurovision is a DISGRACE – these people charging extortionate prices should be ashamed of themselves

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Tel Aviv has free WiFi anywhere in its city limits William, so don’t worry about not being able to get work done while glamping! We do everything in style here in Tel Aviv!

revital
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You’re lovely. You are invited to visit Rishon LeZion near Tel Aviv. A charming city with many places of entertainment.
See you soon, Revital from Israel

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Basic Camping is the thing for me. I have my own tent, and is useful only for sleeping. What more do I need?