Eurovision 2018: Second wave of ticket sales will include all 3 Grand Final shows

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RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster has announced today that the second wave of the 2018 Eurovision ticket sales will include tickets for all 3 Grand Final shows (Jury show, Family show and Live show).

Grand Final tickets on sale: Second wave

The second wave of Eurovision 2018 ticket sales will kick off on Wednesday 20 December at 11:00 CET.

Tickets exclusively for the 3 Grand Final Shows will be available for purchase and will include tickets in all types of categories and prices.

  • 11 May: Grand Final – Jury show – 20:30 CET
  • 12 May: Grand Final – Family show – 13:30 CET
  • 12 May: Grand Final – Live broadcast – 20:30 CET

The price of tickets for the Grand Final ranges from €35 to €299. The price range of the Jury Show and Family Show tickets will be more affordable than the main Grand Final Live Show (12 May) tickets.

The price chart and categories for the December 20th Eurovision tickets sale are highlighted in green in the chart below:

The Eurovision venue Altice Arena seating plan

Each person can purchase a maximum of 4 tickets.

How to buy your ticket?

You can purchase your tickets for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest shows via

The sale of tickets for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in 4 stages.

NB: Queue-It

BlueTicket operate a system called Queue-It, which is used to sell tickets for many of the biggest events in the world. It prevents the site from crashing if all users accessed the queue for the ticket selling platform simultaneously.

Those who arrive in the queue for tickets before the sale opens are assigned a random number at the time of the opening of the sale. This means that no one is at an advantage when they arrive on the ticket purchasing page just before the sale starts. Users who join the queue after the sale starts are then assigned a sequential number behind those who joined it beforehand.

When will the semi-final tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the semi-finals, will be on sale in further waves in January 2018 after the Semi-Final Allocation Draw.

  • The remaining phases of ticket sales will take place in 2018 (date to be announced)
  • The tickets for the semi-finals that will take place on 8 and 10 May 2018, will be sold after the draw that will group countries per semi-final (to be held in January 2018)
  • The price of tickets for the Grand Final range from €35 to €299
  • There will be four waves of ticket sales for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The second wave is scheduled to take place on 20 December, also exclusively for the Grand Final.

Ticket prices for the Grand Final

  • Golden Circle: €200
  • Premium Golden Circle: €299
  • Standing Area: €120
  • Balcão 1A Premium: €150
  • Balcão 1A: €135
  • Balcão 1B: €90
  • Balcão 1C: €50
  • Balcão 2A Premium: €95
  • Balcão 2A: €80
  • Balcão 2B: €50
  • Balcão 2C: €35

Tickets will be distributed and spread in a total of 9 shows: 6 dress rehearsals, semi-final 1, semi-final 2 and the Grand Final.

Nine shows

In total, tickets for nine shows will be available. To ensure that you purchase the correct tickets, please pay close attention to the times and dates of the shows. All times are local.

  • 07/05/2018 – Semi-final 1 – Jury Show 19:30
  • 08/05/2018 – Semi-final 1 – Family Show 13:30
  • 08/05/2018 – Semi-final 1 – Live Broadcast  19:30
  • 09/05/2018 – Semi-final 2 – Jury Show 19:30
  • 10/05/2018 – Semi-final 2 – Family Show 13:30
  • 10/05/2018 – Semi-final 2 – Live Broadcast 19:30
  • 11/05/2018 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Jury Final 19:30
  • 12/05/2018 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Family Show 12:30
  • 12/05/2018 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Live Broadcast 19:30

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.