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Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Kyiv

In less than 120 days Eurovision Song Contest 2017 begins. Eurovision 2017 will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on 9, 11 and 13 May 2017. Find all the information about Eurovision 2017: City, Hosts, Participants, Arena, Eurovision Village, Euroclub and Euro Fan Café


We will update this page with all the information about Kyiv 2017 as it appears.

When is Eurovision 2017?

The Ukraine broadcaster NTU has proposed the dates for the shows, with the Grand Final to be held on 13 May 2017. These dates has been confirmed.


43 countries will participate in the contest (confirmed by EBU):

EBU Member Broadcasters, on behalf of their countries, had until mid-September 2016 to formally submit their applications to take part in Eurovision 2017. Broadcasters could withdraw their applications before 10 October 2016 without penalty.

The Semi-final Allocation Draw takes place in late January 2017. The allocation draw determines which countries take part in which of the two Semi-finals.

Host City: Kyiv


Host City Kyiv Official Trailer
Two Ukrainian cities were in the run for hosting the contest: The capital Kyiv and Odessa, but after a long process Kyiv won the race and will be hosting Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Kyiv (or Kiev) is the capital of Ukraine and also the largest city. Kyiv hosted the 50th Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 as a result of Ruslana's "Wild Dances" victory in 2004. Kyiv also hosted Junior Eurovision in 2009 and 2013.

Population: 2,900,920
Hotels: 265 hotels, capacity: 23,000 in Region (19,500 in Kyiv itself)
Airports: 2 international airports: Boryspil and Zhuliany
Urban transport: Metro, bus, tram, trolleybus, intra-city ring railway service

Arena: Kyiv International Exhibition Centre

Международный выставочный центр
Location: Brovarskiy Avenue 15, UA-02002 Kyiv, Ukraine Google Maps
Metro-station: Livoberezhna (Line 1 Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska)

The arena for Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be "Kyiv International Exhibition Centre". The expo center is an indoor exhibition center spanning over an area of 58,000 square metres, hosting major exhibitions and trade fairs.

The capacity of Kyiv International Exhibition Centre will be up till 10,000 people for each of the three live shows and the six rehearsals, with around 3,000 standing and 7,000 seated spectators.

The Kyiv International Exhibition Center is an internationally recognized venue and prides itself as the biggest expo center in Ukraine. Spanning over an area of 58,000 square meters, the IEC comprises of three exceptional first-class exhibition pavilions which includes around 28,018 square meters of exhibition space. It consists of a congress hall, 14 conference halls, restaurants, cafes, negotiation rooms, parking facilities, checkrooms, and many more. Services offered by the center consists of internet facilities, banking services, office accommodation facilities and much more. The halls are flexible and can be used for several purposes.

The expo center is situated five minutes walk from Livoberezhna underground station at Brovarsky Avenue and only some stops by metro or 10 minutes away from the centre of the city. It also has good connection with Boryspil International Airport lying at 27 km distance


Tickets for Eurovision Song Contest 2017 are likely to go on sale in January 2017. Read more: How to get tickets for Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv

Red Carpet: Sofiyska Square

Софійська площа
Location: Sofiyska Square, Wolodymyrska street Google Maps

The Red Carpet will be located in Sofiyska Square outside of Saint Sophia's Cathedral in Kyiv. Here all the contestants are presented for the press, fans and guests with lots of beautiful dresses, festivitas and selfies. In Stockholm 2016 during the Red Carpet the big-5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) made a draw for which half of the Grand Final they would perform in.

The Opening Ceremony takes place inside Saint Sophia's Cathedral - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Euroclub: CEC Parkovy

КВЦ Парковый
Location: Parkova Doroha 16a, UA-01601 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Euro Club is the venue for some special parties, the official after parties and performances by participants. Needs official accreditation for access.

City of Kyiv plans to house the Euroclub at the CEC Parkovy, an exhibition centre in the Ukrainian capital.

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