The first batch of tickets for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden, will be sold from this Monday morning, at 10.00 CET. The official ticketing site has already revealed the prices of tickets available for the nine separate ticketed events.
The cheapest tickets on sale are 90 SEK, or around 10 Euro (more for the final). According to a graphic printed in the print version of the Malmö newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet on Saturday, these seats will be high up in the area behind the stage. As revealed before, the whole floor area is reserved primarily for members of the Eurovision fan clubs, and this area is mostly standing room only. According to the newspaper the most expensive seats will be the ones nearest the floor on either side of the stage, with the ones at the back in the next category.
Ticket prices for the grand final range from (inclusive fees) 275 to 1995 SEK (just above 30 euros to 230 euros) each, while the semi-final tickets range from 100 to 795 SEK or ca. 10 to 90 euros. Tickets for the dress rehearsals are generally cheaper. The organisers are selling tickets for the jury dress rehearsals on the night before the final (this is when the national juries give their votes for the songs) and the family matinee dress rehearsal in the afternoon on the day of the televised shows.
Tickets can be bought online with credit cards issued in Europe (but not with cards that are only for electronic use) at ticnet.se. Ticnet restricts credit card purchases to two per day with the same card. Non-European credit cards can be used when booking the tickets over the phone at +46 77 578 00 00. Tickets are also sold in Ticnet outlets in Sweden. See all ticketing information at eurovision.tv here.
This is only the first batch of tickets released for sale, and it is expected that the final at least will sell out quickly like in most years. More tickets will however be released later on, when it becomes clear how much space is needed for the technical arrangements in the hall. Also, if there are any unsold tickets for the floor area after a week long fan club pre-sale, these tickets will be released for general sale after 3 December.
The image on the ticketing site also shows the first use if the new EBU Eurovision logo, and what can be thought to be the first hint of the graphic image of Malmö 2013 with a teal background and a pink pattern.
Source: Ticnet.se, eurovision.tv Image source: ticnet.se