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Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Eurovision Song Contest 2022: Turin

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be held in Turin, 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?

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

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

All the shows will start at 21:00 CEST.

Host City: 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.

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.

Eurovision 2022 City of Turin

Arena: Pala Alpitour

Eurovision 2022 Turin: Pala Alpitour
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.

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

Participants

41 countries will participate at Eurovision Song Contest 2022:

Welcome back: Armenia and Montenegro didn't participate in Eurovision 2021, but will be back for Eurovision 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.

Who's in which Semi-final?

Italy and the other Big-5 countries (Germany, France, Spain and United Kingdom) are pre-qualified for the Grand Final on 14 May 2022. The rest of the countries will be allocated to one of the two Semi-finals to be held on 10 and 12 May 2022. The allocation draw will be made in January 2022.

10 countries from each of the two Semi-finals will proceed to the Grand Final, that will feature a total of 25 countries: 10 from Semi-final 1, 10 from Semi-final 2 and Big-5.

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.

Eurovision Village 2022 will be organized by EBU and the City of Turin on a central square in the city centre. The location has not been announced yet.

EuroClub

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

Access to Euroclub is normally only for accredited persons in the categories fans (F), delegations (D) and press (P). In some years, there have been special OGAE accreditations for OGAE members (like Malmö 2013 and Stockholm 2016), or fans could gain access to Euroclub with special tickets (like Copenhagen 2014, Kyiv 2017 and Tel Aviv 2019).

EuroClub 2022 will be organized by the City of Turin together with the host broadcaster Rai.

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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