The Eurovision Song Contest has a host city! The Tel Aviv Convention Center is the place to be in May 2019.
Get those plane tickets and accommodation sorted! The Eurovision Song Contest has a host city, venue, and dates. After a 3-month tender process, and plenty of rumors floating around whether we’d effectively go to Israel, the EBU & Israeli broadcaster Kan confirmed Tel Aviv as 2019 host city.
The city’s proposal was found most suitable, leaving Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem as runner-up in the process. Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel, after Jerusalem and located on the country’s Mediterranean coastline. The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Pavilion 2 of the Tel Aviv Convention Center on 14, 16 and 18 May. While the exact number of tickets have not yet been confirmed, local media sources are reporting 4000 tickets will go on sale for each show and an additional 3000 tickets will be available to purchase for a seat in the for greenroom (expected to be located in pavilion 1). With a host city located on the Mediterranean sea, it is expected fans and locals who haven’t been able to grab a ticket to be able to watch the shows on a giant screen in the Eurovillage.
The Israeli Public Broadcaster, KAN, is super excited to welcome everyone to Israel. In addition to the EBU announcement, the broadcaster released a small video to welcome everyone to the city of Tel Aviv May next year. Check it out below:
The first tickets for the Eurovision live shows and rehearsals are expected to go on general sale early December. More info on the shows will be released in due course.