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Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Eurovision Song Contest 2022: Italy

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be held in Italy in May 2022, after Måneskin's victory in Rotterdam. Find all the information about Eurovision 2022: Date, City, Participants, Arena, Eurovision Village, Euroclub and Euro Café

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When is Eurovision 2022?

Eurovision 2022 will be held in Italy in May. The 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 2022 are:

Semi-final 1
Tuesday
Semi-final 2
Thursday
Grand Final
Saturday
26 April28 April30 April
3 May5 May7 May
10 May12 May14 May Most possible dates
17 May19 May21 May
24 May26 May28 May

The most possible dates for Eurovision 2022 are 10 - 12 - 14 May 2022 – It is still a guess. The dates have not been announced or confirmed.

Events that can affect the dates of Eurovision 2022:
  • UEFA Champions League: Semi-finals on 26/27 April and 3/4 May, Final on 28 May 2022
  • UEFA Europa League: Semi-finals on 28 April and 5 May 2022
  • German Football Cup: Final on 21 May 2022

Host City

There are a number of conditions that a city must meet in order to be able to organize the Eurovision Song Contest.

For example, the location must have room for 10,000 people and be available for a total of five to seven weeks. There must also be 2,000 to 3,000 hotel beds available in the region - preferably no more than forty minutes away from the party location. The city must submit a plan in which this is reflected.

Currently there are five cities remaining in contention to host Eurovision Song Contest 2022:

  • Bologna
  • Milan
  • Pesaro
  • Rimini
  • Turin

To date there is no indication which of the five cities will be chosen however let's have a look at the candidates left in the race:

BOLOGNA

The first city on the list of possible Eurovision 2022 host candidates is Bologna. The city is the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy and is the seventh most populous city in Italy itself. In Bologna's bid, they give two options of arenas: BolognaFiere and Unipol Arena.

Eurovision 2022 Bologna: Unipol Arena
Bologna: Unipol Arena

BolognaFiere is a trade fair venue, and has several halls/pavilions: Pavilion 37 is 300 metres long and 77 metres wide and could be the location of the stage, audience and Green Room. Pavilion 31 and 32 could be the press centre. Pavilions 35 and 37 could be backstage area for the delegations.

Unipol Arena can accommodate up to 15,000 spectators for Eurovision, but would require the construction of some temporary pavilions: 3,000 square meters should be built for the press centre and backstage area for the delegations.

Eurovision 2022 Bologna: Unipol Arena
Bologna: Unipol Arena

MILAN

The next city that has made a bid to host Eurovision 2022 is the second-most populous city, Milan. Situated in northern Italy, Milan is considered to be a luxuries city with many facilities and the city itself offers a vibrant night life, making it suitable to host all the Eurovision related events and parties.

Eurovision 2022 Milan: Mediolanum Forum
Milan: Mediolanum Forum

The first arena in the bid is Mediolanum Forum which is mainly used as an indoor sports arena. The arena is located in Assago, near Milan and is formerly known as Forum di Assago, FilaForum and DatchForum. This venue has has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, tennis and live concerts.

Eurovision 2022 Milan: Mediolanum Forum
Milan: Mediolanum Forum
Eurovision 2022 Milan: Palazzo delle Scintille
Milan: Palazzo delle Scintille

The second arena that Milan has proposed is Palazzo delle Scintille (translated as Sparks Palace), is part of the Fiera Milano expo. The building is 32 meters high, with a rectangular plan that can host various types of events, trade fairs and sports competitions. It can hold up to 18,000 people in the audience. The building became the largest vaccination center in Italy for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Eurovision 2022 Milan: Palazzo delle Scintille
Milan: Palazzo delle Scintille

PESARO

Eurovision 2022 Pesaro: Vitrifrigo Arena
Pesaro: Vitrifrigo Arena

The city of Pesaro has also submitted a bid to host Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The city has a population of 95,000 and is located by the Adriatic Sea, close to Rimini and San Marino. The urban area of Pesaro has 52 hotels with a total of 2,600 rooms.

Pesaro's proposed arena is the Vitrifrigo Arena, formerly known as Adriatic Arena and BPA Palas. It is the fifth-largest indoor arena in Italy, and has a capacity of 13,000 people.

Eurovision 2022 Pesaro: Vitrifrigo Arena
Pesaro: Vitrifrigo Arena

RIMINI

Eurovision 2022 Rimini: Fiera di Rimini​​
Rimini: Fiera di Rimini

The city of Rimini is also ready to welcome thousands of fans for Eurovision 2022. The city is located by the Adriatic Sea, close to Pesaro and San Marino. It is a huge tourist destination with enormous accommodation and service capacity: 1,100 hotels having with more than 36,000 rooms. The capacity is mainly based on seaside holidays, but also includes trade fairs and conventions. Rimini has been mentioned as the potential host city for Eurovision in case of a victory to San Marino.

The Fiera di Rimini is located at the north end of the town and has an on-site railway station on the Milan-Bari line. The venue has sixteen halls of which four are double. They are all interconnected, column-free and single span, 60 metres wide, 22 high and 96 long. The Fiera also has several conference rooms, a business centre, three press rooms, 2 restaurants, 3 free-flow eateries, 10 food service points and parking space for 11,000 cars.

Eurovision 2022 Rimini: Fiera di Rimini​​
Rimini: Fiera di Rimini

TURIN

This northern situated city often preserved more towards businesses and a cultural centre. Turin itself has a lot of arenas and many of them do fit the requirements for a host city making this a very viable option if biddings are brought forward.

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

Eurovision 2022 Turin: Pala Alpitour
Turin: Pala Alpitour

– 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.

Eurovision 2022 Turin: Torino Palavela
Turin: Torino Palavela

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
Turin: Pala Alpitour
Eurovision 2022 Turin: Oval Lingotto
Turin: Oval Lingotto

Another bidding option for Turin would be Torino Palavela which is also an indoor arena. It has a seating capacity for a maximum 12,200 spectators and was mostly used for sports events.

Eurovision 2022 Turin: Torino Palavela
Turin: Torino Palavela

For a smaller hosting option, that of 8,500 spectators, Oval Lingotto would also be an option to bid under the Turin helm. This arena was built for use at the Winter Olympics in 2006 however is now mostly used to include use for fairs and exhibitions.

Eurovision 2022 Turin: Oval Lingotto
Turin: Oval Lingotto

Participants

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

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

Tickets

Tickets usually go on sale in November/December the year before, so we expect the tickets for Eurovision 2022 to be released late 2021. Read more: How to get tickets for Eurovision 2022

Eurovision Village

Eurovision Village is the official festival area during Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

In Eurovision Village you can see live performances by artists, DJs, special events and public viewing of the shows broadcast from the Arena.

EuroClub

The EuroClub is the venue for some special parties, the official after parties and performances by participants.

EuroCafe

EuroCafe (also known as Euro Fan Café) is the place for fans to meet for parties and special events during the Eurovision week. EuroCafe is organized by the OGAE fan clubs

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