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Eurovision Song Contest 2022: Turin
TURIN 2022

Eurovision 2022 will be held in Turin: Final on 14 May

Ciao Torino! The host city of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be Turin in Italy. The arena will be Pala Alpitour and the dates are also confirmed: 10, 12 and 14 May 2022

Kyiv - Lisbon - Tel Aviv - Rotterdam... Turin!

The Italian broadcaster RAI and EBU (European Broadcasting Union) have just revealed that the 66th edition of our beloved contest will be held in Turin, Italy. The contest will take place in May 2022 live from the arena Pala Alpitour.

The dates have also been revealed:

  • Semi-final 1: 10 May 2022
  • Semi-final 2: 12 May 2022
  • Grand Final: 14 May 2022

Turin will be the third Italian city to host Eurovision after Naples (1965) and Rome (1991).

Turin

Turin is placed in the north-western part of Italy, close to the French (50 km) and Swiss border (100 km). The city's international airport is called "Caselle International Airport Sandro Pertini" (airport code: TRN), about 13 km from Turin's city centre. It is connected to Turin by rail (from Dora Station) and bus (from Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations).

The city of Turin has a population of 847,000 (Turin metropolitan area 2.2 million) and is one of the important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. The city was the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1865.

Just before the Eurovision 2021 Final, Claudio Fasulo the Deputy Director of Rai stated:

– We hope to win because we would very much like to host the biggest musical event in the world within our borders. In 2017, before leaving for Kyiv, we talked about the possibility of hosting in Turin because it had all the necessary characteristics to host.

Turin application video for Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Pala Alpitour

The Pala Alpitour arena is a multipurpose indoor which has a seating capacity of 12,350. This arena is considered as the largest indoor sporting arena in Italy and has become one of Italy's most booked venues for large-scale concerts.

Eurovision 2022 Turin: Pala Alpitour
Pala Alpitour

The arena opened its doors to visitors for the first time in 2005 under the name "PalaOlimpico". Since then, there have been numerous concerts and sporting events in the arena, including the ice hockey tournaments during the Winter Olympics in 2006.

Eurovision 2022 Turin: Pala Alpitour
Pala Alpitour

The perfect city

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest, says:

– Turin is the perfect host city for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

– As we saw during the 2006 Winter Olympics, PalaOlimpico exceeds all the requirements needed to stage a global event of this scale and we have been very impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment from the City of Turin who will welcome thousands of fans next May.

Eurovision 2022 City of Turin

– This will be the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Italy in 30 years and, together with our host broadcaster Rai, we are determined to make it a special one.

Eurovision 2022 City of Turin

Carlo Fuortes, CEO of Italian broadcaster Rai, says:

– The choice made by Rai, together with EBU, was not easy given the very high level of the proposals made by the competing cities, which I thank for their enthusiastic participation.

– From today, an exciting journey begins for Rai and the city of Turin that will lead us to May 2022. A great challenge for Rai and for our country.

Participants

41 countries will participate at Eurovision Song Contest 2022:

EBU Member Broadcasters, on behalf of their countries, had until mid-October 2021 to formally submit their applications to take part in Eurovision 2022.

Tickets

Usually the tickets go out early the same year or late the year before the contest. We expect the tickets for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 to go on sale late 2021.

The start of tickets sale depended on several factors: Firstly the host city (Turin) and arena (Pala Alpitour) must be chosen, as revealed today. Secondly selection of ticket agency. Thirdly a floor plan of seats/stands in the arena when stage design, green room and camera placement have roughly been decided.

Eurovision tickets the previous years

  • Eurovision 2021: No public sale
  • Eurovision 2020: 12 December 2019
  • Eurovision 2019: 18 February 2019
  • Eurovision 2018: 30 November 2017
  • Eurovision 2017: 14 February 2017
  • Eurovision 2016: 26 November 2015
  • Eurovision 2015: 15 December 2014
  • Eurovision 2014: 29 November 2013
  • Eurovision 2013: 26 November 2012



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