Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Israel

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be held in Israel in May 2019, after the victory in Lisbon. Find all the information about Eurovision 2019: Date, City, Participants, Arena, Eurovision Village, Euroclub and Euro Café

We will update this page with all the information about Israel 2019 as it appears.

When is Eurovision 2019?

Eurovision 2019 will be held in Israel in May with Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC) as the host broadcaster. The exact dates have not been announced yet.

The Eurovision week will have three shows: Semi-final 1 on Tuesday, Semi-final 2 on Thursday and the Grand Final on Saturday.

The possible dates for Eurovision 2019 are:

Semi-final 1
Semi-final 2
Grand Final
30 April2 May4 May
7 May9 May11 May
14 May16 May18 May← Most possible dates
21 May23 May25 May

The most possible dates for Eurovision 2019 are 14 - 16 - 18 May 2019 – It is still a guess. The dates have not been announced or confirmed.

Events that can effect the date of Eurovision 2019:
  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day): 1-2 May 2019
  • Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day): 9 May 2019
  • UEFA Champions League: Semi-finals on 30 April, 1 May, 7 May and 8 May 2019
  • UEFA Europa League: Semi-finals on 2 May and 9 May 2019
  • German Football Cup: Final on May 25 May 2019

Host City

The big question is which city will host Eurovision 2019: Jerusalem or Tel Aviv? The two largest indoor arenas in Israel which both are suitable for hosting Eurovision, are Jerusalem Arena and Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem will very likely be the city that will host the event.


Jerusalem Arena (Pais Arena Jerusalem, פיס ארנה ירושלים‎)

  • Size: 41 000 square meters
  • Capacity: 15 654 for concerts
  • Complex includes: Medical sports center, club rooms, offices, two additional halls

Shortly after Netta's victory, the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, sent out a tweet, where he gratulated Netta with the victory, and wrote: "Next year in Jerusalem!" Jerusalem also hosted Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 and 1999.

The stadium Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem has also been proposed, but it needs construction of a temporary or permanent roof to cover the stadium.

Tel Aviv

Menora Mivtachim Arena (היכל מנורה מבטחים‎)

  • Size: 23 460 square meters
  • Capacity: 10 383 seats

The Mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, stated on Monday 14 May that Tel Aviv will not be bidding to host Eurovision 2019.


15 countries have expressed their interest for participation in the contest, which is subject to change:

EBU Member Broadcasters, on behalf of their countries, have until mid-September 2018 to formally submit their applications to take part in Eurovision 2019.


Tickets usually go on sale in November/December the year before, so we expect the tickets for Eurovision 2019 to be released late 2018. Read more: How to get tickets for Eurovision 2019

Eurovision Village

Eurovision Village is the official festival area during Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In Eurovision Village you can see live performances by artists, DJs, special events and public viewing of the shows broadcasted from the Arena.


Euroclub is the venue for some special parties and the official after parties. If fans are welcomed at Euroclub this is the place to party and have fun, or else it used to be empty.

Euro Fan Café

Euro Fan Café is the place for fans to meet for parties and special events during the Eurovision week. OGAE membership is normally required. If fans are not welcomed at Euroclub, this is the place to go for the great parties.

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