Billed as “Britain's biggest Eurovision party”, the Duke of York's Picture house in Brighton will host its own 50th anniversary show on 21st May,with live performances from Nicki French, who represented the United Kingdom in 2000 with Don't play that song again, and Lou who sang for Germany in 2003 with Let's get happy.
In addition there will be a live video link to Kyiv to BBC commentator Terry Wogan, and United Kingdom entrant Javine. The party will be hosted by satirical comedy duo Topping and Butch, as well as entertainment from Lola Lasagne. Doors open at 18.15, with the entertainment starting at 19.00, and the live broadcast at 20.00
Tickets have gone on sale and cost 25 GBP, or 40 GBP for a VIP champagne reception seat. You can book by telephoning 01273 602503 or by going online. There will be raffles and collections in support of BBC Children In Need and Sussex Beacon charities.
Brighton has its own part to play in Eurovision history as it was the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, which was won by ABBA with Waterloo.