In Ukraine, began selling tickets for “Eurovision”
The cheapest tickets cost €8, and the most expensive €500.
KIEV, February 14. /TASS/. Tickets for the 62-second account of the song contest “Eurovision” went on sale. The ticket price varies from €8 to €500.
“The cheapest tickets cost €8. Is the tickets for the qualifying rounds, so they are cheaper. The most expensive — €500 you get tickets to the VIP area for the finals,” — said the correspondent of TASS, the representative of service of the ticket, who won the corresponding tender Concert.ua.
“We have ensured that tickets to the show were available for all segments of the population — College boys in love to people”, — said the Deputy Director General of the National public broadcasting company of Ukraine (NTU), which is the organizer of the contest, Pavel Gritsak.
At nine concerts and six rehearsals, two semi-finals and finals — will be sold 70 thousand tickets.
Service for selling e-tickets allows you to purchase them both in Ukraine and abroad.
Ticketing was supposed to begin on February 6. However, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) has obliged NSTU to cancel the procurement procedure of services for the distribution of tickets Concert.ua that was done. However, later it was signed a new agreement with the same company, but with a different price offer that unblocked the situation with the sale of tickets.
The semi-finals of “Eurovision” will be held in the Ukrainian capital on 9 and 11 may, the final on 13 may. The main arena will be the international exhibition centre (IEC), which is located on the left Bank of the Dnieper in Kiev. IEC is the biggest exhibition complex of Ukraine, which unites three pavilions with total area of 58 thousand square meters, of which more than 28 thousand showrooms. There are several hotels, a direct path to the airport “Borispol”, the metro line that will repair to the competition and which in 10 minutes takes guests to the city centre, Parking on 2,5 thousand places.
“We have a wealth of experience of large-scale concerts, we played Rammstein, Scorpions, Deep Purple, A-ha. Going to halls for 12 and 17 thousand people. We are ready to accept “the Eurovision” — has assured the IEC.
The government has laid the draft state budget for 2017 455,7 million hryvnia (about $17 million) on training and competition.
Participants Of “Eurovision”
In the final of “Eurovision 2016”, which was held on 14 may in the capital of Sweden, won the Ukrainian singer Jamala with a song “1944”, so Kiev won the right to host the competition this year. Second place then took the singer from Australia Demi Them, the third — Sergey Lazarev, representing Russia.
Participants of “Eurovision-2017” already known from 19 countries. So, their representatives chose Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Belgium, Belarus, UK, Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Cyprus, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Montenegro, Switzerland.
The Ukrainian national selection for the competition began on 4 February. It is now known the names of the four candidates for participation in the competition is singer Tayanna (Tatyana Reshetnyak), the group “back Flip”, a Ukrainian singer with Greek roots Illaria, as well as a musician Rozhden. The third semi-final of the national selection will be held on Saturday, February 18. The final selection, which will compete with six players, will be held on February 25.