It’s three months before Eurovision 2019 is due to begin and tickets still haven’t gone on sale. However, host broadcaster KAN today has revealed the ticket prices for the shows. But those tickets won’t come easy and they won’t come cheap.

The broadcaster has confirmed that there will be about 7300 seats total in use per show at the Expo Tel Aviv venue. However, about 3000 of those have already been allocated for the EBU’s use and won’t be available for public sale. This leaves just 4300 seats per show for sale to the public.

And the prices for those tickets are not cheap. The least expensive ticket available is a semi-final rehearsal hall seat, coming in at €85. At the other end, prime seats for the grand final will cost an eye-watering €414.

Tickets to a “VIP” area in the Green Room will also be available. The Green Room is adjacent to the main hall and fans will be able to watch the acts during the dramatic results sections.

KAN has explained that the higher than usual prices were the result of the high production costs of the show and that the Israeli government did not finance the show. The smaller venue has also meant that higher prices per ticket were needed to cover costs.

The broadcaster also explained that while the venue can hold up to 10,000 people, the stage size, technical equipment and the security features to prevent another stage invasion mean there was only room for 7300 seats.

A KAN spokesperson also noted that while attending the live show is exciting, the Eurovision production is design for television and fans may have a better experience watching at home.

The broadcaster will also reserve 500 rehearsal tickets for IDF soldiers.

Eurovision 2019 – ticket prices

Note: ticket prices are provided in Israeli new shekels. Our conversion to euros is unofficial and should not be considered definitive.

Live shows

Semi-finals Grand final
Seats in the hall 750 ILS (€183) 1150 ILS (€280)
Level 2 seats 1000 ILS (€244) 1350 ILS (€329)
Golden Ring (standing) 1150 ILS (€280) 1500 ILS (€366)
Prime seats 1250 ILS (€305) 1700 ILS (€414)
Green Room VIP 1000 ILS (€244) 2000 ILS (€487)

Rehearsal shows

Semi-finals Grand final
Seats in the hall 350 ILS (€85) 500 ILS (€122)
Level 2 seats 750 ILS (€183) 1000 ILS (€244)
Golden Ring (standing) 900 ILS (€219) 1150 ILS (€280)
Prime seats 1000 ILS (€244) 1250 ILS (€305)

How do these prices compare to previous years?

In previous years, ticket prices for Eurovision shows have varied. It can depend on the venue size, the average local price for tickets and local demand.

In 2015, tickets to the Wiener Stadthalle grand final ranged from €42 to 390. The following year, fans in Sweden could pay from €53 to €280 for a grand final ticket at the Globe.

In Kyiv, organisers made an effort to make the show accessible to locals, with some rehearsal tickets available at just €8. At the other end of the scale, the most expensive grand final ticket was €500.

Last year, Altice Arena offered a wide range of ticket prices, which made the show accessible to many. The cheapest grand final ticket cost €35, while the most expensive was €299.

While fans are used to seeing pricey VIP tickets offered for each show, the big surprise this year is that the “cheaper” seats aren’t all that cheap.

The pricing has sparked outrage from fans, with many claiming they won’t be afford to attend the show.

When will tickets go on sale?

We still don’t have a definite date. However, a KAN spokesperson has told The Jerusalem Post that tickets will go on sale “before the end of February”, and they will be told in two batches.

Update:

The EBU has confirmed that despite extensive reporting in Israeli media, no official announcement has yet been made regarding the Eurovision tickets.

In a statement, the EBU clarified:“Further to reports on the 19th of February, no announcement has been made with regard to tickets for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. An announcement will be made shortly on the official Eurovision Song Contest channels.”

They also said that tickets will go on sale “in due time”.

What do you think of the Eurovision 2019 ticket prices? Will you be buying a ticket? Tell us your thoughts below!

Read more Eurovision 2019 news here

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eurovision6
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eurovision6

But Israel is a wonderful country full of possibilities. Did anyone say Hatrið mun sigra?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

LOL.

Daria
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Daria

All hail the mighty censors! Nobody can nominate William and Deban anymore in here because it gets deleted. Buuuurn that tinfoil hat guys!

Alex
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Alex

On the one hand, if you’ve been saving money the whole year you can afford it but on the other hand the prices are WAY too high and the reason is that the venue is small so HIGH DEMAND and LOW SUPPLY. Hence, we always want bigger venues to accommodate the demand and offer tickets to everyone, even to those who cannot afford the high prices or the prices of the final. EBU is just doing nothing. I am sure Tel Aviv had bigger venues and stadiums but they were afraid of any possible attacks so they wanted to minimize… Read more »

sangfreudx
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sangfreudx

In 2013 I was lucky to see the final dress rehearsal in Malmo Arena. It was super interesting to see all the tricks and technology behind the camera, but the show looked much better on the large TV screens – including all the filmed content like the postcards and skits – and I spent more time looking at the TV screens than the stage. After the dress rehearsal, we went back to our hotel in Copenhagen, had dinner on the sidewalk and as the sun went down, we watched the live final on a Jumbotron in front of City Hall… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Ok, really hoping this one’s just a rumor even though the good old EV is talking about it: apparently, Kan’s initial plan for their ESC-themed broadcasting included a miniseries thing about a gay French guy of Moroccan descent trying to compete at Eurovision and being accused of terrorism. Regardless of how it might end (maybe it’s a commentary on prejudice?) or when they pitched it, it really comes off as a slam against Bilal, and France has reportedly threatened to withdraw unless they drop it. Kan’s supposedly defending it on fair speech grounds, and Jon Ola, as ever, is mediating.… Read more »

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

don’t know why you get down votes for sharing this xD

Joe
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Joe

It’s the stupidest thing. I’m just stating facts.

Joe
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Joe

I will say that Israel loves to poke fun at Eurovision (including, and especially, their own contestants) but they’re also very dark humored. I will also say that a metric ton of countries have had Netta impressions on talk shows to varying degrees of tastefulness (I count Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden in particular, but there’s probably more).

Joe
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Joe

Ok, more info: France isn’t threatening to withdraw, thank goodness. It sounds like they’re coming to a compromise but it’s all good.

Miki Bihon
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Miki Bihon

Tel Aviv will have an audience similar to You Decide

florinho
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florinho

Eurovision.de wrote Do not jeopardize the credibility of the ESC The Wiwi case should raise alarm bells among television executives across Europe. The Eurovision Song Contest lives from the fact that its results, if not always comprehensibly, are at least credible. The EBU has done much to ensure that the composition of the country juries is based on transparent criteria designed to ensure fair voting. If this credibility is undermined in the national preliminary decisions, because these criteria are ignored (and the husband of a participant sits on the jury, as in Estonia, or two members of the same fan… Read more »

diana
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diana

Prices are crazy as hell. As a broke uni student, i don’t want to sell my kidney or a leg to watch eurovision so deuces to that! let’s hope for better prices in 2020 lol

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

Dare to dream, indeed!

Fatima
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Fatima

I’ll be very disappointed if there is another stage invasion, so if higher prices stop that then well done to the organisers

Toine
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Toine

It’s a big, big shame these prices.
Unbelievable. Lissbon had much better prices for every wallet.

Wok
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Wok

Now see, this is a way more important debate than why Ester won the Romanian NF.

Oscillate
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Oscillate

If you have been to Israel, then you’ll consider these prices reasonable. Israel is expensive!

Jonas
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Jonas

It seems to me that the prices are fair. People are routinely ripped off every day, by Starbucks, or by Nike, or by iTunes etc. – at least these high prices bare some connection to the actual cost of the product.

Jonas
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Jonas

Bear…?

eusouportuguesa
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eusouportuguesa

Wake me up when september ends

Daniel
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Daniel

And that is why you shouldn’t have given the task to host to a country that wouldn’t even be able to put up a good venue like Israel. But no, you insisted on making that fat hen win first, and then not taking away the hosting rights when the budget drama sparked. There is the result – the smaller ESC venue in two decades, in what appears to be a fated lackluster show.
I hope whoever wins this year makes it a lot better in 2020, starting by getting a venue for at least 15,000

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

You suck! I don’t think you understand what Eurovision is…

Daniel
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Daniel

Eurovision, TV show, international – what else? Besides making a horrible chicken singer win only because she sings about being bullied while howling on stage in the most unoriginal, boring act ever… Thank heavens the jury had some sense in ranking Austria first, a true winner

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

Looks like Netta wasn’t bullied in the past, she still is being bullied by you. Hope you’re super skinny and happy with your hate.. You should go in May to Vienna dear… You can watch “true” Eurovision there…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

1. There’s no need to be rude to Netta, especially since she had nothing to do with the Tel Aviv decision. 2. As far as I know, indoor arenas with 15,000+ capacity are not actually a clad-iron requirement at the moment. But even if they were, wouldn’t that exclude most participating countries from hosting unless they built something brand new? 3. Russia or Azerbaijan will easily solve the capacity problem; if you would like to propose that they host every year, feel free. 4. Slovenia’s RTV Slo apparently is ready to host right now, so I hear. But that is… Read more »

Jonas
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Jonas

The UN of Eurovision? Neutral (and hallowed) ground. Perhaps in Geneva. I’m not sure I like the idea, but it would certainly save a fortune.

Una
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Una

It would cost way too much each participant country. From what I know, the host country pays the biggest part of the budget under the current system. Edited to add: national broadcaster budget plus additional public budget plus sponsorships. EBU then directs some or the full fee paid to EBU by the participating countries but EBU too have some costs from organizing to traveling, a huge technical team and so on. I don’t know exactly how EBU works but the host countries have the burden. With the neutral ground the costs would be shared by all countries and may exponentially… Read more »

Gili
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Gili

First, it’s gonna be the best eurovision ever,and you gonna eat your hat even if the arena is little bit small…it’s not all about the size, there are so many other things to consider…second, netta deserved the win because she was the best…the fact that you didn’t like oesnt mean that you are right and everybody else have no good taste …third, if small countries with probably smaller arenas should not win because of that it means that this is no longer eurovision.. I think that your comment is very rude and not respecting…hope Israel will win again this year… Read more »

Loin dici
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You have a positive outlook about Tel Aviv, Gili, I’m upvoting this, but this is just as rude as who you think is rude, no offense.

RockMe
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RockMe

You should organize ESC in your one room flat.

Lloyd
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Lloyd

If ESC is better watching at home, then allow other countries to watch on YouTube! Remove the geoblock!

LawStudent
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LawStudent

This is the age of VPN.. there are VPN options for free online. Who cares about geoblocking?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

VPN use is being cracked down on by many internet providers nowadays, and there are countries in which VPN usage is actually illegal. Please don’t treat the subject so lightly.

David F
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David F

I’ll just presume “LawStudent” is taking an ironic position.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Not necessarily. There are plenty of different laws to study. 😀

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Quick off topic question: does anybody know when we will hear the german songs? Their national final is in three days and all We get is like complete radio silence xD

Azuro
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Azuro

Revealed on the night most likely

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

No-one knows. I think they like it that way. 😀

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Heyhey! Our songs will be revealed on the day of the final. This means I will hear them the first time life in the show. There might be the chance to hear them at iTunes/Spotify/etc. since midnight, because they might be published early on Friday if I remember correctly. But yes, the first time will be in the liveshow, to get some Eurovision feeling for voters who don’t know the songs before Eurovision.

Azuro
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Azuro

We all knew this would be the case as soon as the tiny venue was announced.
Logistics and economics said Jerusalem, but fans wanted Tel Aviv.

Be careful what you wish for!

Oh and down vote all you want, it won’t change reality 😉

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Fans had nothing to do with the move to tel aviv. Jerusalem didn’t have any suitable venue available in may or the biddings required expensive changes like building a roof on top of Teddy stadium.

Azuro
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Azuro

Jerusalem Arena had both a roof and double the capacity.

avner
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avner

The issue with Jerusalem was the religious atmosphere – conflicts galore! So much has changed since the 1999 event.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Indeed. In 1999, it was literally just one show for one day. (Ahhh, those were the days.)
In 2019, it will be a two-week festival of rehearsals and shows, and at times that simply do not suit Jerusalem’s religious requirements. Apparently changing the ESC timings to suit Jerusalem was also not possible, hence the final decision. We may discuss, but nothing will change now. It’s in Tel Aviv. End of. So let’s put up and move on.

OrangeVorty
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OrangeVorty

Eurovision wasn’t designed for the arena audience but the television audience – it was only in the 90s that the show moved from audience members attending in black tie to the naughties when fans went in jeans, t-shirts or the odd spangled top. We just have to accept that when the contest goes to far flung countries with small venues and cash-strapped broadcasters what tickets can go to fans will come at a price. The KAN spokesman is correct – it’ll probably be better on the TV in your living room with mates!

Mika
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Mika

Guess I won’t be going to Eurovision after all. I don’t think it’s worth paying over 1500 euros in total. (flight, hotel & ticket)

Jake
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Jake

You wanted Tel Aviv. There you go.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

It wouldnt have been cheaper in Jerusalem, it mightve been more expensive because of extra security.

Polegend Godgarina
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sksksksk i spent €240 for a vip ticket with early entry n every kind of gadget included to see katy perry….. i wasn’t going to tel aviv to start with but these prices are ridiculous

La Signora
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La Signora

Still cheaper than Sanremo

xmynameis
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xmynameis

Can we ship Madonna back to US? We don’t want her anymore…

Elfi
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Elfi

Agree!! But we have to ship her to Lisbon, she is living there at least since 2017… 😉

Nicolas
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Nicolas

ESC is becoming an event where there are more people with credentials, journalists and media reporters than real spectators.

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

It’s indeed too expensive! I agree with people. World Stars like Elton John are cheaper to watch live. Seems like EBU just turns up the prize, as some fans are eager enough to watch it at ANY cost.

I prefer watching at home. Alone for the biggest concentration. That is what the BIGGEST fans actually do. And much better view, and way cheaper!

xmynameis
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xmynameis

Here’s a hack for y’all. Stream it on Youtube! Money saved. You’re welcome!

Aisling
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Aisling

But I mean I do love to see fans having fun. No fans, no clapping for the song, no fun for the viewer.

Jesper
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Jesper

Expensive, but we all know they are gonna sell all of them…

Nikko
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Nikko

Soldi, Soldi *clap* *clap*

Marty Mc CU
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Marty Mc CU

Big concerts and events have always been expensive in Israel . The prices are not out of the ordinary for a country which isn’t in Europe. Despite the fact KAN is hard on cash , someone is indeed making a buck or two from this. I hope the hosts put on a good show. A smaller venue maybe cosey this year .

David
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David

Just exposing your own…

Jake
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Jake

but LEDs will be there!!!!! Small price to pay to have screens behind a performance!!!!! Thank you Tel Aviv ?

Someone
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Someone

Kiev had one of the largest LEDs and managed to sell tickets for €8, what are you on?

Elfi
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Elfi

Do u even now the price of 2,000 lighting fixtures – 750 of which were Claypaky Arc and LED moving heads and 100 of which were the ADB asymmetric cyc LED fixture, ADB Klemantis. Plus Claypaky Axcor 900 range of LED fixtures, Claypaky Scenius Unico and sooo much more that were used last year???

The cost is insane dumb ass…

Padim
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Padim

A country should not politicize Eurovision VS reserving 500 tickets for the IDF soldiers… “applause”

Daniel
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Daniel

It has nothing to do with politicizing. As you may or may not know, Israel has a mandatory military service for all (3 years for men, 2 years for women) and it is a common gesture of many organizations and production companies in Israel to hand out tickets (or discounts) to serving soldiers in events/tv talk shows/comedy shows and the likes, as gratitude for the service, particularly since soldiers do not get salary during their years of service. It is in no way meant to be any sort of statement and shouldn’t be seen as such, nor does it have… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

Wait, really? I get that Kan is free to allocate tickets how they please, but that’s really unfair to the people spending thousands of dollars to go to Israel for the event.

Sal
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Sal

And that’s different from last year’s sponsor handing out tickets or Tele2 blocking a whole section in Globen in 2016 for their important clients who got free vip tickets how?…

Dave
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Dave

Did I say it was? Both are unfair.

Jonas
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Jonas

People who spend thousands to go to the contest are highly privileged…it doesn’t hurt anybody to “share the moment” and let the locals in – it is after all an Israeli event and as much as the tourists will pay, the Israelis will be paying more.