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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.

To date there is no indication which city will be chosen however let's have a look at the options:

ROME

The first city which comes to mind for everyone is Rome which is the capital city of Italy. This city would be considered favourite especially due to the easy logistics to arrive here as the airport in Rome is the main hub for majority of the countries.

Eurovision 2022 Rome: Palazzo dello Sport, PalaLottomatica
Rome: PalaLottomatica (Palazzo dello Sport)

If Rome out to be considered, an arena which would fit the requirements well would be PalaLottomatica (Palazzo dello Sport). This venue is known to host the Olympic basketball tournaments in 1960 however after the renovation, the arena became able to accommodate up to 11,200 spectators which fits in right well with the requirements for a Eurovision Song Contest host.

Eurovision 2022 Rome: Palazzo dello Sport, PalaLottomatica
Rome: PalaLottomatica (Palazzo dello Sport)

MILAN

Eurovision 2022 Milan: Mediolanum Forum
Milan: Mediolanum Forum

Another city option would be the second-most populous city, Milan. Situated in northern Italy, Milan is considered to be a luxuries city with many facilities. Within Milan itself, there are a number of arenas however do not fit well in the requirements for a host city due to the capacity of spectators.

An arena which could fit would be Mediolanum Forum and is mainly used as an indoor sports arena. This venue has has a seating capacity of 12,700 and the city itself offers a vibrant night life, making it suitable to host Euro Club.

Eurovision 2022 Milan: Mediolanum Forum
Milan: Mediolanum Forum

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

GENOA

Eurovision 2022: Palasport di Genova
Genoa: Palasport di Genova

Mostly known as Genova, this is the sixth-largest city in Italy. Similar to Milan, this city has various cities which can enrich the Eurovision experience including the arena Palasport di Genova.

Although this city offers various arenas, this would he more suitable for Eurovision as it is an indoor venue and able to hold up to 10,000 spectators. The main used is for indoor athletics, motocross events and concerts.

Eurovision 2022: Palasport di Genova
Genoa: Palasport di Genova

BOLOGNA

Eurovision 2022 Bologna: Unipol Arena
Bologna: Unipol Arena

Another city which could be in contention to host Eurovision 2022 would be 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. If a bid is to be put forward, it's highly likely to be chosen since the arena suitable for the hosting job would be Unipol Arena.

This arena has a seating capacity of 20,000 spectators for concerts and the European Broadcasting Union is shying away from big venues unless this would be also used as a press centre to make it more viable.

Eurovision 2022 Bologna: Unipol Arena
Bologna: Unipol Arena

Participants

16 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 October 2021 to formally submit their applications to take part in Eurovision 2022.

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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