With less than two months to go before the first show of Eurovision 2022, fans have been impatiently waiting to find out when they might be able to get hold of tickets for the contest.
News about this has now finally arrived, with the EBU revealing that tickets for the semi-finals and grand final will go on sale from Thursday 7 April.
#TicketsOfBeauty for all the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 shows will go on sale next Thursday 7 April! ?— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) March 29, 2022
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Eurovision 2022 tickets on sale 7 April
The sale of tickets will be done through Italian company TicketOne.
This will include tickets for all nine shows – three live shows, three jury finals, and three family shows.
The live show is the one that everyone is familiar with — the live TV broadcast.
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.
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.
Further details of the Eurovision 2022 ticket sale will be revealed soon.
Fans have had to wait much longer than normal to get tickets for Eurovision 2022.
In previous years, tickets were often sold in several batches, with the first of these tending to come out around November of the year prior to the contest. Lisbon 2018, Stockholm 2016 and Copenhagen 2014 tickets were all released in November. Vienna 2015 and Rotterdam 2020 were just behind with a December release (but the latter event was later cancelled).
The EBU and host broadcaster Rai have not made any statement about why tickets for Eurovision 2022 have been so delayed. It’s very possible that the Covid-19 pandemic has had some influence, with Italy only very recently easing some restrictions in the country. Organisers may have wanted to wait and see what the full story was likely to be in May, rather than selling tickets they later have to cancel.
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