As the Eurovision fever is about to hit Europe the Latvians are gearing up to kick off the 2017 Eurovision party galore. OGAE Latvia have set the date for their annual Eurovision Pre-Party in Riga on 25 March. Save the date and pack your bags, we’re off to Riga in March.
The 2017 Eurovision PreParty season will once again kick off in Riga! Before heading to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Eurovision participants will be heading to Latvia in order to promote and showcase their respective entries.
OGAE Latvia invites Eurovision fans from all over the world to come together in Riga in March! As Ukraine will hold the forthcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Riga’s PreParty theme this year will be Ukranian culture!
A great number of 2017 ESC have been lined up to perform their songs at the party along with a grand line up of special guests who will attend the event.
The 2017 Pre-Party Riga is scheduled to be held on 25 March at the Crystal Club Concert Hall in Riga at 20:00 EET. You can purchase your tickets here. You can find more information about the party here.
Mr. Miroslav Kodis (OGAE Latvia President) says:
I’m glad to invite all Eurovision fans to join us in Riga for a great PreParty! Riga is the first place where Eurovision musicians will met and it’s always a good start for their journey!
About Eurovision PreParty Riga
Eurovision PreParty Riga is an international event held in Riga every year since 2014. The main concept of the event is to promote Eurovision Song Contest participants and songs.
The very 1st Eurovision PreParty Riga was held in March 2014 with only 3 participants taking part, but the event had a huge interest among fans and press, because one of the participants was the Austrian representative Conchita Wurst, who later won the ESC.
The 2nd edition of Eurovision Preparty Riga was held on April 10, 2015 at the Palladium Concert Hall celebrating 60 years of Eurovision Song Contest in true Latvian style! A total of 8 participants took part in Riga’s event in 2015 as well as many special guests including 3 former winners: Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009), Marie N (Latvia 2002) and Eldar Gasimov (Azerbaijan 2011).
In 2016 Eurovision PreParty Riga was held in Swedesh style, with many ESC participants taking part including the 1984 Swedish Eurovision winers Herreys.
The Eurovision PreParty Riga is organized by Eurovision Club OGAE Latvia and is sponsored by the Baltic airport transfer company Flybus.lv
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv.