On the 12th of December at exactly noon, the first wave of Eurovision 2020 tickets was released. Spread over nine shows, Eurovision fans from all over the world tried to snatch a ticket to their beloved contest. While some had a lucky day, most were unsuccessful.
The organising broadcasters NOS, NPO and AVROTROS tried their best to make the process as fair as possible. They guaranteed that everyone who had accessed the ticketing website before 12:00 CET would be granted a random place in the queue. On top of that, the tickets were set to be name bound, which would counter people trying to resell Eurovision tickets for excessive prices.
Besides some small glitches, it seems that there were no major Vienna 2015-like crashes with regards to the site, which operated a separate site for each and every show to divide ticket buyers.
Eurovision 2020 tickets: First wave sells out
However, this didn’t mean that many Eurovision fans had a lucky day. Within half an hour, all of the tickets in this batch were sold out. The only thing most fans, including all wiwibloggers who gave it a try, got to see was a message which told them they were in the automatic queue.
The host broadcaster AVROTROS revealed on Facebook that the demand for tickets had been huge. Over 80,000 people were waiting and a total of 200,000 tabs were open to buy Eurovision tickets. The organisation also said that the majority of the tickets sold were eventually bought by inhabitants of the Netherlands.
— Robin Cantrill-Fenwick (@RobinComms) December 12, 2019
Eurovision fans in the ticket queue as soon as noon hits: pic.twitter.com/zs17tF4XLu
— BUY AND STREAM STUCK IN THE 80S (@eurenvision) December 12, 2019
When are the next Eurovision 2020 tickets going on sale?
Fans who didn’t manage to buy any of the Eurovision 2020 tickets from the first wave shouldn’t worry. There are still two waves of Eurovision 2020 tickets to come. The second wave is expected to be released in late January and the third and last wave is expected in mid-March.
The ticket prices will remain the same, except for the semi-final tickets which will be €5 more expensive. From these batches onwards, it is also possible to buy tickets with a limited view.
Did you manage to get Eurovision 2020 tickets from the first wave or were you left out? Let us know in the comments below!