This follows the first wave of ticket sales, which sold out within 30 minutes on 12 December.
As ever, there’s a lot you need to know. So, we’ve taken all the information provided by the EBU and compiled his easy to follow ticket guide. So whether you want to know about prices, show times or seating types, you should find the answers below.
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- How much are Eurovision 2020 tickets?
- Eurovision 2020 seating plan
- Eurovision 2020 shows: Live, Jury and Family
- How to get tickets for Eurovision 2020 — Public Sale, OGAE and Free
- When will Eurovision 2020 tickets go on sale?
How much are Eurovision 2020 tickets?
Eurovision 2020 ticket prices will range from €18.50 to €248.50, ensuring that the Rotterdam shows will be affordable for most — at least in theory.
Eurovision 2020 Executive Producer Sietse Bakker told AD, “We want to keep the event accessible. It should not be something for the happy few.”
The full price breakdown is outlined below.
Organisers offered an early bird discount for semi-final tickets bought in the first wave of ticket sales. However, during the second and third waves, an extra €5.00 will be added to the advertised semi-final ticket prices.
All prices are inclusive of a €3.50 service fee per ticket.
Eurovision 2020 Ticket Prices — Semi-Final One and Semi-Final Two
- First Tier (Seated): €158.50
- Second Tier (Seated): €118.50
- Limited View (Seated): €68.50
- Accessible Seats: €118.50
- First Tier (Seated): €68.50
- Second Tier (Seated): €48.50
- Limited View (Seated): €28.50
- Accessible Seats: €48.50
- Arena Floor (Standing): €58.50
- First Tier (Seated): €48.50
- Second Tier (Seated): €38.50
- Limited View (Seated): €18.50
- Accessible Seats: €38.50
Eurovision 2020 Ticket Prices — Grand Final
- First Tier (Seated): €248.50
- Second Tier (Seated): €198.50
- Limited View (Seated): €88.50
- Accessible Seats: €198.50
- First Tier (Seated): €108.50
- Second Tier (Seated): €88.50
- Limited View (Seated): €58.50
- Accessible Seats: €88.50
- Arena Floor (Standing): €98.50
- First Tier (Seated): €88.50
- Second Tier (Seated): €78.50
- Limited View (Seated): €48.50
- Accessible Seats: €78.50
Eurovision 2020 Seating Plan
The arena will have both standing and seated areas. Initially, standing tickets for the live shows will only be available to OGAE members. When the final stage design, lighting and camera positions are known, more standing tickets may be released to the public.
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.
Eurovision 2020 shows: Live, Jury and Family
This is the show that everyone is familiar with — the live TV broadcast.
- Tuesday 12 May at 21:00 CEST (Semi-Final One)
- Thursday 14 May at 21:00 CEST (Semi-Final Two)
- Saturday 16 May at 21:00 CEST (Grand Final)
The jury show takes place on the eve of the TV broadcast. It will be the performances from this show that are judged by juries across Europe and Australia. The show is intended to be identical to the live broadcast in every way, including intervals. However, the voting at the end will be simulated, for obvious reasons.
Additionally, it is at these shows that the automatic qualifiers perform. A clip from the jury show performance will then be broadcast during the next day’s live semi.
- Monday 11 May at 21:00 CEST (Semi-Final One)
- Wednesday 13 May at 21:00 CEST (Semi-Final Two)
- Friday 15 May at 21:00 CEST (Grand Final)
The family show is effectively a matinee performance which takes place on the afternoon of the live shows. Like the jury show, it matches the live show in every sense except for the false voting at the end. Also, these performances won’t be judged by either juries or televoters, so artists may be more relaxed.
- Tuesday 12 May at 15:00 CEST (Semi-Final One)
- Thursday 14 May at 15:00 CEST (Semi-Final Two)
- Saturday 16 May at 13:30 CEST (Grand Final)
How to get tickets for Eurovision 2020
At 12:00 CET, visitors already waiting on 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”. Those who arrive after 12:00 CET 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 reselling partner Ticketswap.
Accessible seats can only be booked by phone at +31 20 225 1116.
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.
Furthermore, 2,286 ticket packages are reserved for members of the OGAE fan network. OGAE members can purchase a €799 package which includes tickets to the three live shows and three rehearsals. For more information, contact your local OGAE club.
Free tickets for 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 reserved for the grand final and 1,000 tickets for every other show. Rotterdam City will announce further details at a later date.
One week after the initiative went live, only 1,100 candidates had applied. There are 8,500 tickets to give away. These will be distributed in packages of two, allowing a maximum of 4,250 individuals to redeem a free ticket for themselves and a plus one.
Over 60,000 people are eligible to participate.
The scheme’s backers remain buoyant and predict that all the tickets will eventually be snapped up after a renewed promotional push. This will involve reaching the target market through a network of social workers and newsletters, as well as distributing printed materials at locations such as community centres and food banks.
Applications remain open until 7 January.
When will Eurovision 2020 tickets go on sale?
Tickets for Eurovision 2020 will be available in three waves.
Phase One: 12 December 2019
The first batch of tickets was released on Thursday 12 December 2019. These tickets are sold out.
Phase Two: 30 January 2020
On 30 January 2020, a second batch of tickets will be released, allowing more fans to get seats.
Phase Three: March 2020
When the stage design is finalised in mid-March, the remaining batch of tickets will be released. Altogether, approximately 65,000 tickets will be available across the nine shows.
It is strongly advised that you only purchase tickets from the official sources outlined above. Buying through alternative means may result in disappointment.
This page will continue to be updated until the last tickets for Eurovision 2020 have sold out.
Last updated 19 December at 11:30 CET.