Thunder and lightning it’s getting exciting in Lisbon! RTP, the 2018 Eurovision host broadcaster is gearing up for the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song in full steam. The Portuguese national broadcaster revealed many details earlier this week, but when will it unveil the stage design and the names of the 2018 Eurovision hosts?
There is much speculation on who could bag the role of the 2018 Eurovision host/hosts. There are many names on the table, but when will RTP unveil the mystery?
RTP has announced that it will reveal the first sketches of the 2018 Eurovision stage design and hosts in January. Thus we will have to wait a tad longer to find out who will host our beloved contest next May.
What will the 2018 Eurovision stage look like?
RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster is all set to showcase a magnificent show come May, whilst the majestic Portuguese capital is gearing up to welcome the Eurovision bandwagon.
What we know so far
- The 2018 Eurovision theme art, logo and slogan
- The 2018 Participants List (42 countries will compete in Lisbon)
- The Venue for the 2018 Eurovision Village
- Eurovision 2018 Ticket Sales will kick off in November
- The 2018 Euroclub will be located on the seafront
- Host Insignia Handover Ceremony/Semi-final Allocation Draw on 29 January
What is yet to come
The 2018 Eurovision host broadcaster is yet to reveal many other anecdotes and details regarding the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. We expect to know more information on the following features in due course:
- The 2018 Eurovision hosts
- The venue for the 2018 Opening Ceremony/Welcome Reception
- The venue for the 2018 Euroclub
- The 2018 Eurovision Stage
- Volunteer recruitment
- Ticket sales dates/details
- The venue for the 2018 Eurovision Press Centre
- The Eurovillage social programme
- The Euroclub social programme
- Eurovision 2018 side events
Eurovision 2018 provisional timeline
- 29/01/2018 – Eurovision 2018 Host Insignia Handover ceremony
- 29/01/2018 – Eurovision 2018 semi-final allocation draw
- January 2018 – Eurovision 2018 hosts announcement
- January 2018 – Eurovision 2018 stage design presentation
- 12/03/2018 – Heads of Delegation Meeting in Lisbon (TBC) – (provisional date)
- 01/04/2018 – RTP moves into Altice Arena – stage construction begins
- 29/04/2018 – Rehearsals begin (TBC) – (provisional date)
- 04/05/2018 – Eurovision Village opening
- 06/05/2018 – Blue Carpet ceremony at MAAT – (provisional date)
- 06/05/2018 – Welcome reception/Opening ceremony (TBC) – (provisional date)
- 07/05/2018 – Semi-final 1 – Jury show
- 08/05/2018 – Semi-final 1 – Family show
- 08/05/2018 – Semi-final 1 – Live broadcast
- 09/05/2018 – Semi-final 2 – Jury show
- 10/05/2018 – Semi-final 2 – Family show
- 10/05/2018 – Semi-final 2 – Live broadcast
- 11/05/2018 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Jury final
- 12/05/2018 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Family show
- 12/05/2018 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Live broadcast
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.