The drama surrounding Eurovision 2019 doesn’t seem to end.
With less than six days until the first semi final, Israel Hayom has earlier today published that the Israeli police has ordered the producers to downscale the size of the golden circle at the Expo Arena. The reason for that according to Israel Hayom is to strengthen security measures.
As a result, Broadcaster KAN issued the following notice:
“Due to changes at the security plan of the Eurovision song contest shows, we were ordered by the Israeli Police to reduce the number of purchased tickets at the golden ring. This means that a few viewers will be transferred to the standing area which is adjacent to the stage from its other side.”
To remedy the situation, KAN made an interesting offer. The first 30 buyers who offer to waive their tickets will be entitled to two free tickets to the jury final and too one of the semi finals. In addition, they will also receive the whole official merchandise package of Eurovision 2019.
Green room tickets to be cancelled?
In the meantime, Ha’aretz newspaper is reporting that due to low sales, the green room tickets for both semi finals will be cancelled and their buyers will be reimbursed. This does not include the grand final, to which green room tickets are still available.
The newspaper claims that only 5,000 tourists will arrive in Israel for the Eurovision– a very modest number compared to previous years. This interpretation may suggest fewer tourists has meant lower ticket sales, resulting in cancellation of the green room tickets.
The Le’an official ticketing company currently only has one option available at their website regarding green room tickets and it is only linked to the grand final. The withdrawal of green room tickets for semi-finals could suggest they are about to be cancelled.
What do you think about the low sales? Will you still be attending Eurovision this year? Do you think green room tickets will be cancelled? Let us know in the comments’ section below.