Eurovision 2020 preparations are in full swing,  with the host city announced, the stage recently revealed, and the three hosts unveiled. To add to this big week of announcements, Dutch newspaper AD has now reported that Eurovision 2020 tickets will go on sale on 12 December 2019. That’s just one week away!

Eurovision 2020 tickets will go on sale at on Thursday 12 December at 12:00 CET. And as ever, expect there to be a fierce fight for your spot in the Ahoy Arena!

Eurovision 2020 ticket prices

The Eurovision ticket prices for Rotterdam come in a wide range. Ticket prices will range from €18.50 to €248.50, ensuring that the Rotterdam events will be affordable for most. Executive Producer Event Sietse Bakker told AD, “We want to keep the event accessible. It should not be something for the happy few.”

Eurovision 2020 – semi-final ticket prices

Jury show Family show Live show
Arena floor (standing) N/A €58.50 N/A
1st tier (seated) €68.50 €48.50 €158.50
2nd tier (seated) €48.50 €38.50 €118.50
Limited view (seated) €28.50 €18.50 €68.50
Accessible + companion €48.50 €38.50 €118.50

Eurovision 2020 – grand final ticket prices

Jury show Family show Live show
Arena floor (standing) N/A €98.50 N/A
1st tier (seated) €108.50 €88.50 €248.50
2nd tier (seated) €88.50 €78.50 €198.50
Limited view (seated) €58.50 €48.50 €88.50
Accessible + companion €88.50 €78.50 €198.50

The arena will have both standing and seated areas, and also spaces for audience members with disabilities. There will also be seats sold with “limited visibility”. Bakker explains that these spaces are very close to the stage and as a result, the LED screens and full staging effects may not be visible. However, these tickets are ideal for fans who want to be close to the artists.

How to purchase tickets for Eurovision 2020

Tickets will be available through the Dutch-based ticketing provider Paylogic. The EBU advises fans to visit Eurovision.tv or the Dutch-language Eurovisie Songfestival on Thursday December 12.

Come 12 noon, visitors waiting at the site will be given a random place in the virtual ticketing queue — so it’s definitely not a case of “first come, first served”. Visitors who arrive after 12 will go to the end of the virtual queue.

The system ensures that everyone has a chance of getting tickets. It’s also done to help deter ticket scalpers from getting in early and buying up big.

Another anti-scalping measure means that buyers will only be able to purchase a maximum of four tickets per order. Tickets will have to be personalised with the details of each ticket holder. Ticket holders may also be asked for identification at the venue.

Fans wishing to sell unwanted tickets will be able to do so for a fair price using the Eurovision 2020’s official ticket re-selling partner Ticketswap.

When will Eurovision 2020 tickets go on sale?

Tickets for Eurovision 2020 will be available in three stages.

The first batch of tickets will be released in one week, on Thursday 12 December 2019. In late January 2020, a second batch of tickets will be released, allowing more fans to get seats.

When the stage design is finalised in mid-March, the remaining batch of tickets will be released. All up, around 65,000 tickets will be available for a total of nine shows.

Today’s ticket announcement is a welcome relief for Eurovision fans. Last year, Eurovision 2019 tickets didn’t go on sale until the end of February — just months before the contest.

Eurovision 2020 OGAE ticket packages

Two-thirds of the tickets will go on sale to the general public. As per tradition, the remaining third are reserved for delegations, guests and sponsors.

As well, 2286 ticket packages have also been reserved for members of the OGAE fan network. OGAE members will be able to purchase a €799 package giving them tickets to the three live shows and three rehearsals. For more information, contact your local OGAE club.

Members of the Dutch chapter of OGAE will be treated to 400 packages. As well as being one of the largest OGAE groups, it’s also recognition of remaining loyal supports, despite it taking the Netherlands 40 years to get their latest Eurovision win.

Free tickets to Eurovision 2020

And there’s good news for people from Rotterdam on low incomes. The contest organisers have promised that a number of tickets will be set aside for local residents.

Around 500 tickets will be set aside for the grand final and 1000 tickets for every other show. Rotterdam City will latter announce further details of the raffle for getting these tickets.

Will a Eurovision 2020 ticket be your stocking filler? Are you going to Rotterdam in May? Let us know in the comments below!

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Beni
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Beni

Can anyone buy a ticket to the press room, or just OGAE members can go there?

Butkus
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Butkus

I am sure the press room is dedicated exclusively to the press. 🙂

Lise
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Lise

By experience, how long can you get to wait in the queue to buy the tickets? (First time buyer! 🙂

Vera
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Vera

Will the tickets be more expensive when I buy them in the second or third stage/batch? Or will I benefit from buying them the first batch?

Lise
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Lise

You can re-sell your ticket through the official ticket re-selling partner Ticketswap. It is strongly advised to not buy on other websites in case of scam. On the official partner Ticketswap, you can sell and buy your tickets securely for a fair price. (https://eurovision.tv/tickets)

Vera
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Vera

Thanks, but that is not what I meant. Since there will be three stages (dates) in which the tickets will be sold, I am wondering if there is a price difference between the three.

Butkus
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Butkus

Nope. 🙂

Lise
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Lise

So the jury shows are the day before the live event date? What about the family show?

Vera
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Vera

The family show will be on the same day as the LIVE show, it will be earlier in the afternoon. I found this info on the website of Eurovision

Lise
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Lise

Thank you Vera! I must have looked in the wrong location 🙂

Sal
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Sal

So the tickets and accommodation are more expensive than people thought… still waiting on all the anti-semitic conspiracy theories to come out in regards to Rotterdam being the ho- oh wait

Nicolas
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Nicolas

So what’s the price for a standing arena ticket at the Grand Final? Why is it N/A?

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Only ogae members are allowed to buy these tickets at the moment…

esc
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esc

what is the diffrence beteeen 1st tier(seated) and 2nd? can someone explain? and which one would you recommend?

lucky
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lucky

just so you know the contest hasn’t been released to the public just yet.

Milano official
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Milano official

Yes i live in Rotterdam-South and it’s just ten minutes away from my home, so yes i will buy tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam!???

Lele
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Lele

Wooow lucky you! 🙂 Nobody else can find accomodation that’s affordable 🙁

FredM
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FredM

You should see his/her monthly rent/mortgage payments ??

Iva
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Iva

Hello everyone, I’m hoping to purchase tickets this year for the first time. What are the limited view tickets like? Is it worth to buy them? Unfortunately we can’t afford more expensive ones, and it’s been a big wish of ours to attend the final show forever. Thanks for your answers and I hope to see you in Rotterdam!

David
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David

Yes.it’s worth it.it’s once in a life time expirence

Iva
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Iva

Thank you for replying! Have you purchased these tickets before? Were they ok?

PuppetOnAString
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I think Limited view tickets are the ones that for example are close the LED screens, making you not she the total acts

Stephan
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Stephan

This will be my 3rd year trying to secure tickets for the final. I am not holding my breath though as I find allocation system weird and unfair to say the least.
Last year after staying online for like 8 hrs I got 2 tickets for semi finals I didn’t want and nothing else.
To all people advising to choose different shows go and do one honestly. No one is remotely interested in family final etc but the main event

Gert (Songfestivalwerk)
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So it’s basically a full draw? Even if you are like very early in the queue, you can not choose a type of show? Do you think chances of getting tickets for a grand final or jury final show are bigger if you choose just one ticket for yourself? I am planning to go to the Jury Final on Friday and then watch the show at a place in Rotterdam on Saturday with some friends.

Butkus
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Butkus

Guys, first of all… I am not an OGAE member and I’ve been dreaming to go to Eurovision for years! It finally came to the Netherlands and I was hoping for affordable tickets for the live show to be right in front of the stage! Guess what? Prices are way too high and I am not willing to pay that amount even for a “once in a lifetime experience”. However… despite all the frustration, I understand the costs. Eurovision became a super expensive show that brings some organizations/cities to the brink of bankruptcy. Even with skyrocket high ticket prices, sponsors… Read more »

Jonas
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Jonas

I have nothing against the members, I just disagree with the prime areas being reserved exclusively for them. Year after year.

pepe
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pepe

Consider going to one of the other shows. The jury show decides half of the outcome anyway.

Butkus
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Butkus

Exactly! I just read on reddit that several people who attended Jury and Live shows in previous years now choose to go to the Jury, see all the show, and then watch the Live from home to enjoy the camera work. So 2 in 1. That sounds nice. Will try going to the Jury final on Friday night

pepe
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pepe

The Netherlands finishing last place in Tel Aviv.
https://youtu.be/UAf4BbVXKrs

AndersP
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AndersP

€250!!! Open Up… your wallet

poe-tay-toe chips
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poe-tay-toe chips

Damn…just when the prices are considerably less insane, Eurovision just HAS to happen the same time as my university finals and graduation

If only the date was pushed back a month…so much for possibly making this a graduation gift…

Hopefully 2021 is also reasonable and in an easier country to fly to from the United States

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Schiphol should be kinda easy? I think the only european countries with better airport destinations would be the big 5 + russia

poe-tay-toe chips
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poe-tay-toe chips

By that I mean shorter flight. As in, hoping a further away place like Russia or Israel doesn’t host next year. Ideally, a western European country wins. France or Belgium or Switzerlans would be nice since I actually speak a bit of French. Or an Anglophone country.

RoboESC
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RoboESC

Lol the Netherlands is literally on top of the list when it comes to speaking English even tho it’s not their first language. Even above Sweden. So the language souldn’t be any problem

Luuk
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Luuk

Oh my God, all the tickets are seated except the ones that I cannot buy 😀 when I watch ESC i gotta move and dance, i can’t stay seated, so I guess this is nothing for me 😀

poe-tay-toe chips
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poe-tay-toe chips

Standing up from your seat to dance…is FREE. And everyone’s gonna do it. Also idk about you but standing for 5 hours straight for the final in a sea of people who are all gonna be taller than me does not sound appealing

Lele
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Lele

I know that obviously I am allowed to stand up even on a seated ticket but there will ALWAYS be people complaining if you stand up which could ruin my mood…but that’s my opinion 😀

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

oh wow those are very affordable prices for the final actually, they’re the prices to go see any main pop girl on tour basically. after last year’s drain this is refreshing to see

jot
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jot

Affordable? Did you look at the same table as I did? I’ve got standing ticket to see Lady Gaga for 75€ – They want almost 100€ for standing and it’s “only” the family show.

What’s affordable about paying around 90€ for the live show when you’ll probably miss a lot of stuff because it’s limited view???

It’s better than the prices in Israel, but it’s still way too high especially for people with low income…

poe-tay-toe chips
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poe-tay-toe chips

This is making me realize how bad America is because these are normal prices for America.

My friend once paid $400 for near-stage spots to see Panic at the Disco

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

i paid €240 to see katy perry n it was the most expensive ticket available, those prices seem in line to me especially for such an expensive event to organize like eurovision. €75 was the lowest price available for the joanne world tour iirc

Quint
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Quint

Can someone explain, why can’t i buy standing places tickets for the live show?? ?

Rob
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Rob

Because that’s only for the fanclubs, if this news (in Dutch) is correct.

https://www.mediacourant.nl/2019/12/songfestival-kaartjes-rotterdam-goedkoper-dan-tel-aviv/

Anke
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Anke

That would be mr vanilla bean’s comment to the extreme…

Sandy esc
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Sandy esc

The ogae system is extremely outdated. It’s basically a group of boomers in an exclusive eurovision club you gotta pay for to get in. if you are a big eurovision fan who doesn’t feel the need to go to ogae events etc and therefore don’t want to join, you get nothing. While ogae members can easily get tickets for the actual eurovision every year they want, enter the euro club etc … As if the ebu thinks they are the only real fans. close to zero percent of eurofans with an age below 24 are part of the ogae..

Teddie
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Teddie

So um, what are the crucial differences between the jury, family and live shows besides voting?

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

All shows are exactly the same except for that in the live show you will get to see the actual results. Also family shows are in the after noon mostly.

Kristof
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Kristof

Will the interval acts also do the grand final jury show?

Vera
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Vera

Yes they will. You can find the info on the official website of the Eurovision

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Ooff, not a good time for me.

EuroSluuuuuutty
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EuroSluuuuuutty

Ayeee ayeee it’s about to go down hooooes uhuuuuu *starts twerking*

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Please put those regular ticket buyers in front of the stage, instead of the OGAE queens. Long overdue.

Eastman
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Eastman

Yup it would be refreshing for the audience shots to show younger Eurovision fans, not the same old groups of drunk middle aged men who are literally the same people every year.

Jonas
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Jonas

I don’t understand why they get such a privilege. The locals are the ones paying for the whole show, it could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them – instead the prime spots go to entitled fans who have attended 20 contests already, hold up their phones, sing along out of tune – I understand valuing the fans, but the standing area is a disaster and should be “opened up” to the general public or abolished altogether.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

i found out my country’s ogays want u to pay a yearly fee in order to be a member. idk if it’s sumthin all of them do but i kinda understood why the average of their memebers is 45