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How to get tickets for Eurovision 2020

Here we will keep you update with all the information about getting tickets for Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. The first tickets went on sale 12 December 2019. More tickets on sale on 30 January and in March 2020

We will update this page with all the information about Tickets for Eurovision 2020 as it appears.

18 December 2019

Second wave of tickets for Eurovision 2020 on sale 30 January

The second wave of tickets for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will go on sale on 30 January 2020 at 12:00 CET (midday) on tickets.songfestival.nl 

Tickets for all 3 live shows and 6 rehearsals will be on sale.

The tickets for Eurovision 2020 are released in three waves:

  • 1st wave: 12 December 2019 SOLD OUT
  • 2nd wave: 30 January 2020, 12:00 CET
  • 3rd wave: Mid-March 2020

A maximum of 4 tickets can be selected per order (per bank account and address). If you book more than 4 tickets, your tickets might be cancelled.

The third round will be in mid-March 2020. Specific dates will follow.

Source: songfestival.nl

43,000 Eurovision tickets

A total of 43,000 tickets are on sale for 9 shows – Six rehearsals and three live shows – with prices ranging between €20 and €245.

The first wave of tickets for Eurovision 2020 went on sale on 12 December 2019. In the first wave there were nearly 23,000 tickets on sale, and after 20 minutes the first wave tickets for the Grand Final Live Show was sold out, and after 48 minutes the whole first wave of tickets was gone.

There were 80,000 people in the queue with more than 200,000 screens open.

The tickets for Eurovision 2020 are released in three waves:

  • 1st wave: 12 December 2019 SOLD OUT
  • 2nd wave: 30 January 2020, 12:00 CET
  • 3rd wave: Mid-March 2020

Ahoy Rotterdam Arena has room for around 65,000 people for the nine shows. Two thirds of the seats, more than 43,000 tickets, are sold to the general public. The rest of the tickets go to the official Eurovision fan clubs of OGAE, delegations of the participating countries, officials and sponsors. The municipality of Rotterdam will distribute free tickets to residents with low income.

The capacity of Ahoy Rotterdam is usually much higher, but because of the stage, green room, cameras, technology and decor inside the arena, there is less seats available.

Source: NOS

Ticket prices for Eurovision 2020


GRAND FINAL

LIVE SHOWFamily RehearsalJury Rehearsal
Saturday
21:00
Saturday
13:30
Friday
21:00
StandingN/A€ 95N/A
Seats,
1st tier
€ 245€ 85€ 105
Seats,
2nd tier
€ 195€ 75€ 85
Seats,
Limited view
€ 85€ 45€ 55
Accessible
+ companion
€ 195€ 75€ 85

SEMI-FINALS

LIVE SHOWFamily RehearsalJury Rehearsal
Tuesday
Thursday
21:00
Tuesday
Thursday
15:00
Monday
Wednesday.
21:00
StandingN/A€ 60N/A
Seats,
1st tier
€ 160€ 50€ 70
Seats,
2nd tier
€ 120€ 40€ 50
Seats,
Limited view
€ 70€ 20€ 30
Accessible
+ companion
€ 120€ 40€ 50

A service fee of € 3,50 per ticket will be added. In the first wave of ticket sales, an Early Bird discount on € 5 was offered for the Semi-Final tickets.

Accessible tickets can only be booked by phone at +31 20 225 1116. You can bring one additional person per accessible seat. Indicated prices are per person, you will also need a ticket for your companion.

Do not purchase tickets on the secondary market!

We strongly recommend that tickets are only purchased through the official partner

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Tickets for 9 shows

There will be tickets on sale for 9 shows – Six rehearsals and three live shows:

SEMI-FINAL 1

Jury RehearsalMonday 11 May21:00
Family RehearsalTuesday 12 May15:00
LIVE SHOWTuesday 12 May21:00

SEMI-FINAL 2

Jury RehearsalWednesday 13 May21:00
Family RehearsalThursday 14 May15:00
LIVE SHOWThursday 14 May21:00

GRAND FINAL

Jury RehearsalFriday 15 May21:00
Family RehearsalSaturday 16 May13:30
LIVE SHOWSaturday 16 May21:00

Who's in which Semi-final?

The Netherlands and the Big-5 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) are pre-qualified for the Grand Final on 16 May 2020. The rest of the countries will be allocated to one of the two Semi-finals to be held on 12 and 14 May 2020. The allocation draw will be made on 28 January 2020.

10 countries from each of the two Semi-finals will proceed to the Grand Final, that will feature a total of 26 countries: 10 from Semi-final 1, 10 from Semi-final 2, Big-5 and Netherlands.

Personalization of tickets

Tickets for Eurovision 2020 will be personalized, in order to prevent ticket re-sale with extreme prices on the black market.

How do I personalize my tickets?

In order to personalize your ticket(s), you will receive a confirmation e-mail after completing the order with payment. This e-mail provides a link ("Add additional information") where you can fill in personal information (such as your full name, e-mail address and date of birth of every attendee). After the personalization, you will receive your e-tickets.

The credentials on the ticket will be randomly checked at the entrance of Rotterdam Ahoy. If the credentials on the ticket and ID of the ticket holder don’t match, you can be refused admittance.

When can i personalize my tickets?

For the first wave of tickets, personalization is possible from 13 December at 12:00 to 20 December at 23:59.

If you have not personalized your tickets before 20 December 23:59, your tickets will be canceled and the main booker will automatically receive the money back excluding refund costs.

Is it possible to change the name on one of my tickets?

In order to prevent and minimize ticket re-sale with extreme prices on the black market, it is not possible to change the name on the ticket. Closer to the event, more information will provided on tickets and personalization in case of unforeseen absence.

I forgot to personalize my tickets, what do I need to do?

You can personalize your tickets via the link in your e-mail. When the link is no longer available, please contact Paylogic’s customer service .

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I lost my tickets, what can I do?

If you cannot find your ticket(s) anymore or if you have lost the confirmation email including your ticket(s), you can request Paylogic to re-send your confirmation mail.

I can’t attend the event after all, what can I do with my ticket?

You can re-sell your ticket through official ticket re-selling partner Ticketswap . Here you can sell your tickets securely for a fair price.

What is a refund protection?

During your booking process a Refund Protection is being offered. Refund Protection provides a refund if a customer is unable to attend due to a number of circumstances. See Paylogic Booking Protect for more info

Is there a minimum age to visit?

There is no minimum age to visit the Eurovision Song Contest, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Which items can I bring with me?

In the months before the event, an e-mail will be sent with details on what you may or may not bring to Rotterdam Ahoy. All objects that are not allowed will be confiscated at the entrance and will not be returned.

What are the safety measures?

As is customary at the Eurovision Song Contest, strict security measures will be enforced. Airport security style checks will be in place, therefore we advise you to arrive early to avoid delay.

I need assistance, what can I do?

If you would like assistance in order to visit one of the shows, please send an e-mail to esc2020@npo.nl before 15 January 2020 to discuss available options.

I have a question about my order/tickets

Check out the FAQ on Paylogic's customer service .

If your question is still not answered then you can contact Paylogic via e-mail: customerservice@paylogic.com.

Source: eurovision.tv

Do not purchase tickets on the secondary market!

We strongly recommend that tickets are only purchased through the official partner

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12 December 2019

The first tickets for Eurovision 2020 on sale today

Today at 12:00 CET (midday) the first tickets for all the 3 live shows and 6 rehearsals are on sale. 

1) Go to tickets.songfestival.nl

Go to https://tickets.songfestival.nl and click on the show you want to attend to book your tickets. Think in advance of which show you want, how many tickets you would like to buy and with whom you want to go. Make sure you visit the website AND click on the shows on time (before 12:00 CET).

2) Queue system

Anyone who has clicked on the link to on one of the shows before 12:00 CET will be assigned a random spot in the waiting queue, determined by a draw made by the system at exactly 12:00. Visitors who open the link after 12:00 are placed in the end of the queue. Being ready a day in advance does not result in a place at the front of the queue.

Do not refresh the ticket page if you have clicked on a show's link, as you will lose your position and be placed at the back of the queue.

Every show has its own queue. To purchase tickets for different shows you need to enter the relevant queue for that particular show. More than one queue can be entered at one time. Up to 4 tickets per person can be bought for each show. A different transaction needs to be completed for each individual show.

3) Complete your order

When you are in the queue, you have a maximum of 5 minutes to complete your order. So make sure you have all your payment details ready. You can buy a maximum of 4 tickets per show/order. If you book more tickets, you run the risk of canceling your tickets.

The following payment methods only will be available:

  • iDEAL
  • Paypal
  • Credit card (Mastercard & Visa)
  • Sofortüberweisung
  • Bancontact

4) Personalize your tickets

Just like other major events, Eurovision Song Contest also suffers from black trade. As a result, visitors – usually unknowingly – pay much more for a ticket than the original price. To ensure that visitors are not victims of resale at the black market, tickets for Eurovision 2020 must be personalized.

Once your order has been paid, you will receive a confirmation email from Paylogic. To receive your tickets, you first have to personalize your tickets. This is possible from 13 December at 12:00 to 20 December at 23:59.

Please note: If you don’t personalize your tickets before 20 December 23:59, your tickets will be cancelled and the purchase price for the ticket will be refunded to the main buyer, after deducting the Ticket Refund Fee.

5) No tickets? No panic!

The tickets for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 are released in three waves. After the Semi-final allocation draw on Tuesday 28 January 2020, the sale of the second round starts. A third round with the last available tickets follows in mid-March 2020.

Source: songfestival.nl


First wave: No standing tickets for Live Shows and Jury Rehearsals

The standing tickets for the Live Shows and Family Rehearsals are being sold to members of the official OGAE fan clubs. When the final stage design, lighting and camera positions are known, more standing tickets may become available during the 2nd and 3rd wave.

First wave: No limited view tickets

When the final stage design, lighting and camera positions are known, the limited view tickets will be available from the 2nd wave of sales.

Source: eurovision.tv

12 December 2019

Status: 1st wave

SOLD OUT

The first wave of tickets for Eurovision 2020 went on sale on 12 December 2019 at 12:00 CET. After 20 minutes the Grand Final Live Show was sold out, and after 48 minutes the whole first wave of tickets was gone.

There were nearly 23,000 tickets on sale in the first wave.

There were 80,000 people in the queue with more than 200,000 screens open.


12 December 2019, 12:48 CET

The first wave of tickets for Eurovision 2020 has now sold out!


12 December 2019, 12:35 CET

LIVE shows and JURY rehearsals sold out (first wave):


12 December 2019, 12:25 CET

The first wave of tickets for the LIVE Shows has now SOLD OUT. Still tickets for the Jury and Family rehearsals:


12 December 2019, 12:20 CET

Grand Final Live Show sold out (first wave):


12 December 2019, 12:05 CET

No queue numbers in the waiting line:

Eurovision 2020 Tickets: Waiting line

12 December 2019, 12:00 CET

Cross your fingers!

The ticket sale for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has started on tickets.songfestival.nl

Good luck to everyone!


12 December 2019, 11:08 CET

25,000 people are currently queuing up for Eurovision tickets on tickets.songfestival.nl


12 December 2019, 11:29 CET

Get ready...

5 December 2019

First tickets for Eurovision 2020 will go on sale 12 December

The first wave of tickets for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will go on sale on 12 December 2019 at 12:00 CET (midday) on tickets.songfestival.nl 

The tickets for Eurovision 2020 will be released in three waves:

  • 12 December 2019, 12:00 CET: First wave
  • 30 January 2020: Second wave
  • Mid-March 2020: Third wave

A maximum of 4 tickets can be selected per order (per bank account and address). If you book more than 4 tickets, your tickets might be cancelled.

After the Semi-final allocation draw on Tuesday 28 January 2020, the sale of the second round starts. The third round will be in mid-March 2020. Specific dates will follow.

Source: eurovision.tv

7 December 2019

8500 free tickets for certain Rotterdam residents

8500 free tickets will be available for residents of Rotterdam who have little to spend, including people on low incomes, people on benefits and others who can prove that they indeed have little money to spend.

The target group of people will be informed by the Food Bank (Voedselbank) and Debt Assistance (Schuldhulpverlening) about the opportunity to experience a Eurovision show in Rotterdam Ahoy.

Are you in the target group, and would like to attend one of the shows in the arena – both rehearsals and live shows – you can apply on the municipality of Rotterdam's website from 11 December 2019 to 7 January 2020, and the lucky winners of tickets will be informed in March 2020.

It is estimated that around 60,000 people in Rotterdam are eligible for this special initiative.

Source: AD

Special tickets for fans

2286 OGAE Fan Ticket Packages have been reserved for members of OGAE: 2000 standing tickets and 286 seating tickets. 400 of the packages are reserved for OGAE Netherlands members.

The price for the OGAE Fan Ticket Package for Eurovision 2020 is € 799 each and contain tickets to the three live shows and the three jury rehearsals. The OGAE Fan Ticket Packages went on sale on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

The last many years, a number of tickets have been reserved for the members of one of the official Eurovision fan clubs around the world. These tickets are mainly for standing right in front of the scene in a special fan zone. The tickets are only sold in packages with six tickets to six shows: The three live-shows and the three jury-rehearsals.

The fan tickets have been sold through the official Eurovision fan clubs.

Number of fan ticket packages the previous years:

Packages with live-shows included

  • Eurovision 2014: 2,000 (€ 350)
  • Eurovision 2015: 2,000 (€ 350)
  • Eurovision 2016: 2,570 (€ 415)
  • Eurovision 2017: 1,000
  • Eurovision 2018: 1,700 (€ 365 to € 600)
  • Eurovision 2019: 500 (€ 812 to € 1020)
  • Eurovision 2020: 2286 (€ 799)

When will tickets for Eurovision 2020 go on sale?

Usually the tickets go out early the same year or late the year before the contest. We expect the tickets for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam will go on sale in December 2019.

The start of tickets sale depended on several factors:

  1.  Host City: Rotterdam
  2.  Arena: Rotterdam Ahoy
  3.  Ticket agency selection: Paylogic
  4.  Floor plan of seats/stands inside the arena when stage design, green room and camera placement have roughly been decided

Eurovision tickets the last years

  • 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

The five previous years the tickets has been released in batches, depending on the allocation of seats in the arena.

Ticket prices previous years

The cost of tickets has varied a lot from year to year. Here we have gathered some information about ticket price for Eurovision Song Contest the previous years. The cheapest tickets were for the semi-final rehearsals, and the most expensive tickets were for the Grand Final live show:

  • Eurovision 2019: Between €49 and €415
  • Eurovision 2018: Between €5 and €299
  • Eurovision 2017: Between €8 and €300
  • Eurovision 2016: Between €11 and €280
  • Eurovision 2015: Between €14 and €390

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