The sale for the tickets of the 50th Eurovision Song Contest anniversary show Congratulations started at 10:00 CET today. Within an hour almost all the tickets were sold out. Many fans from all over Europe experienced problems when trying to buy their tickets.
BILLETnet.dk, the company responsible for the ticket sales for this event, reached maximum capacity even before ticket sales were supposed to start. Potential buyers trying to access either the website at www.billetnet.dk or trying to reach the company by phone experienced great difficulties when doing so.
At BILLETnet.dk website many visitors were met by a message announcing that the server was just to busy to be able to handle all the traffic. Eventually, after waiting a while more and more people could finally access the website or manage to get in touch with salespersons via the phoneservice.
Only 4000 tickets were made available for sale for this event and it was feared amongst fans that this would not be enough to meet the high demand. A few minutes after 11.00 CET, less than one hour after ticket sell started, it was clear that all tickets had been sold out. At this point of time BILLETnet can not give any information regarding if more tickets will be available at a later date.
To those not lucky enough to get a ticket to the show in Copenhagen need not despair, as DR and the EBU will broadcast the show to most of Europe. To date, 30 countries have subscribed for broadcasting Congratulations, taking place at the Forum in Copenhagen on Saturday 22nd October 2005. Unfortunately, broadcasters in the United Kingdom and France still haven�t changed their minds and will most likely not broadcast the show.