EUROVISION’S GREATEST HITS
March 31st, 2015
To celebrate the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Vienna, BBC and EBU are organizing a special concert in London. Several Eurovision artists are invited to perform their entries. In addition to the confirmed artists, there will be surprise acts as well, BBC promises.
|AUSTRIA||Conchita Wurst (2014)||Rise Like A Phoenix|
|DENMARK||Emmelie de Forest (2013)||Only Teardrops|
|The Olsen Brothers (2000)||Fly On The Wings of Love|
|FINLAND||Lordi (2006)||Hard Rock Hallelujah|
|FRANCE||Natasha St-Pier (2001)||Je n’ai que mon âme|
|GERMANY||Nicole (1982)||Ein Bißchen Frieden|
|IRELAND||Johnny Logan (1980, 1987)||What’s Another Year & Hold Me Now|
|ISRAEL||Dana International (1998)||Diva|
|LUXEMBOURG||Anne-Marie David (1973)||Tu Te Reconnaitras|
|NORWAY||Bobbysocks (1985)||La det swinge|
|RUSSIA||Dima Bilan (2006, 2008)||Never Let You Go & Believe|
|SPAIN||Rosa López (2002)||Europe’s Living a Celebration, La La La & Vivo Cantando|
|SWEDEN||Herreys (1984)||Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley|
|UNITED KINGDOM||Brotherhood of Man (1976)||Save Your Kisses For Me|
The show is hosted by the Swedish 2013 Eurovision Song Contest hostess Petra Mede together with the BBC Eurovision commentator, Eurovision Dance Contest 2007 and 2008 host Graham Norton.
Tickets for the show went on sale on February 6th. Some tickets may still be available at Eventim which is the official site to purchase them.
One person can purchase up to four tickets for the show which will be recorded on March 31st in London. Because it won’t be aired live, it is not exactly clear how long the recording takes but BBC estimates three hours. Ticket prices vary between ~€57 and ~€94. Age limit is set to 14.
The capacity is approximately 5,000 – it is not announced how many tickets are on general sale.
Eventim Apollo (or Hammersmith Apollo) is hosting the concert with a capacity of 5,000 spectators. The venue, located in Hammersmith, west London was opened in the 1930s.
When is it on tv?
All broadcasters that have confirmed to air the show are listed below. Also the dates and local times are on the list.
|RTSH (Albania)||April 5th|
|SBS (Australia)||May 16th|
|ORF (Austria)||May 22nd|
|VRT (Belgium)||May 4th||19:45|
|RTBF (Belgium)||May 12th|
|BNT (Bulgaria)||April 13th|
|DR (Denmark)||May 16th|
|ERR (Estonia)||May 22nd|
|Yle (Finland)||April 11th||19:10|
|NERIT (Greece)||May 16th|
|RÚV (Iceland)||April 4th||20:10|
|RTÉ (Ireland)||April 3rd||21:00|
|IBA (Israel)||April 11th||22:00|
|NRK (Norway)||April 4th||19:55|
|RTP (Portugal)||April 26th|
|TVR (Romania)||April 12th|
|C1R (Russia)||April 5th||22:30|
|SMRTV (San Marino)||April 5th|
|RTS (Serbia)||To be confirmed|
|RTV SLO (Slovenia)||June 13th|
|TVE (Spain)||May 16th|
|SVT (Sweden)||April 4th||21:50|
|SRF (Switzerland)||May 19th, May 21st|
|BBC (United Kingdom)||April 3rd||21:00|