Eurovision Song Contest

They are spread over three sections — Golden Circle packages , Fan Zone packages and Seated packages. The best and, in many cases, the sole way to pay for city transport is buying a rechargeable green-coloured card 7 Colinas Viva Viagem. Designed by the prestigious British architecture firm Amanda Levete Architects — whose curriculum includes distinctions such as the RIBA Stirling Prize, the project involves approximately 3 thousand square metres of exhibitive space plus 7 thousand square metres of public space. The logos will be creatively adapted and have a variety of uses in the run up to the event, including being displayed all over Lisbon next May. The schedule will be announced shortly.

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Being a Eurovision fan since childhood, he presented the Portuguese national selection and was the Portuguese commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest in Aside from being one of the hosts for the Blue Carpet, Pedro Granger is also a creative consultant, contributing to the script of this year's contest and he will be one of the press conference moderators this year. Pedro Penim is a founding member and the artistic director of Teatro Praga, the company with which he has won several awards and prizes in theatre.

His main work as a stage director and actor extends to the areas of writing, translation, TV presenting and education and he has had his works presented in France, Italy, Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Turkey, Israel, Slovenia and Hungary.

He is also contributing to the script of this year's contest and he will be one of the press conference moderators this year. Ceremony will be broadcast on RTP on May 6, from 3: Presenting itself as a new cultural centre in the city of Lisbon, the MAAT represents an ambition to host national and international exhibitions with contributions by contemporary artists, architects and thinkers.

Designed by the prestigious British architecture firm Amanda Levete Architects — whose curriculum includes distinctions such as the RIBA Stirling Prize, the project involves approximately 3 thousand square metres of exhibitive space plus 7 thousand square metres of public space. The new building rises on the riverfront with an architectural narrative that is sensitive to the city's cultural heritage and future, offering, among other features, a pedestrian roof that offers a privileged view of Lisbon and the Tagus, and which immediately became an iconic location.

With this proposal, the EDP Foundation has created a unique space in the city: Euroclub and Euro Fan Cafe Euroclub: Only the duly accredited press and fans will have access, as well as the respective delegations and, of course, the artists from the different countries.

Euroclub will not be located in the night club Lust in Rio, as it was planned earlier. Open only to accredited fans and press, the club will operate throughout the event week in Portugal's capital.

Capacity of the venue is people. It is expected that Euroclub will open on 6 May. Ministerium Club opened in December in facilities previously occupied by the Portuguese Ministry of Finance. The club has also run a vinyl-only label since , Ministerium Records. OGAE Eurocafe is to become the center for the fans, with disco and program, coordinated with the Euroclub program.

The venue will the located at the newest club in Lisbon — MoMe Lisboa. Doors open on May 5th until May 12th.

Details about the programme and application process will follow shortly. The schedule will be divided into two parts: Due to space restrictions, daytime programming is open to the public while nightly programming will be done by acquiring a weekly pass.

On Sunday, April 22, , at Each Club will have access to a minimum number of passes. Programming information will be updated on the same site. It wants to receive the audience in three different floors: The venue is located near Santos train station, within walk-able distance 1. Club is served by trams 15E, 18E, 25E. Other buses passing nearby are , , , , , , and night bus This is a lively pedestrian street with mosaic pavements, outdoor cafes, international shops, and the occasional street artist and peddler.

This street will be familiar to those who have seen the movie Gulliver's Travels, in which the Lilliputians wheeled Ted Danson, as Gulliver, through the arch.

Entrance to the Eurovision Village is free as long as there is capacity. Henrique Amaro is responsible for the artistic programming of the Eurovision Village. The Eurovision Village programme includes concerts by Portuguese artists, performances by this year's contestants, tributes to the great names of Portuguese music, as well as live broadcasts of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final on 8, 10 and 12 May.

The area will also offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy street food, relax at the lounge area and enjoy partner and sponsor activities. The area will be fenced off with an out-door exposition about the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Beatbombers are the world champion scratch artists and are responsible for the creation soundtrack of the Eurovision flag parade that kicks off the Grand Final on the 12th of May. On the 6th of May, the evening will feature tributes to great Portuguese artists and former Eurovision contestants. On the 11th of May Orelha Negra will perform at Lisbon at Night ft. Live viewing of the first Semi-Final 9 May: The Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon 10 May: Live viewing of the second Semi-Final 11 May: Live viewing of the Grand Final Of course the contestantants will perform on the Eurovision Village stage as well.

The schedule will be announced shortly. Buses , , connect The Venue with Eurovillage location. The journey would take around 45 minutes. Standing tickets for the Grand Final are available for purchase in the first wave of sales which is set to begin on 30th November from One customer can purchase not more than 4 tickets. The sale of tickets for Eurovision Song Contest will take place in 4 stages: The first phase, on 30 November The second phase of ticket sales will take place on 20 December After the Allocation Draw, the ceremony that determines which countries will perform in each of the Semi-Finals, you will have the opportunity to buy tickets for all six shows.

Tickets for the Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest will be priced at various levels and will go on sale at Final wave of Eurovision Song Contest tickets will be released at The price of tickets for the Grand Final: BlueTicket operate a system called Queue-It, which is used to sell tickets for many of the biggest events in the world. It prevents the site from crashing if all users accessed the queue for the ticket selling platform simultaneously.

The sale starts at Those who arrive in the queue for tickets before the sale opens are assigned a random number at the time of the opening of the sale.

This means that no one is at an advantage when they arrive on the ticket purchasing page just before the sale starts. Users who join the queue after the sale starts are then assigned a sequential number behind those who joined it beforehand. This system protects the site and user experience, ensuring adequate security levels and reducing the risk of purchase by automated systems and robots. As usual the Fan package will be made up of the tickets to the three Jury finals, plus the three Live shows, 6 tickets in all.

OGAE tickets will go on sale on 28 November, two days before the regular ones. They are spread over three sections — Golden Circle packages , Fan Zone packages and Seated packages. This year there have been not discount given to OGAE members. Tickets on sale on 30 November Hotels A limited number of hotel rooms are available specifically for accredited Press and Fans, at official Eurovision Song Contest hotels.

To find out more please visit this link , which contains more information about prices, room types, and how to book. The deadline for this is 13th February. Transport Lisbon has a very efficient public transport network that covers the entire city in addition to the surrounding areas. Lisbon's recently refurbished metro system is clean, quick, and efficient. While metro announcements are made only in Portuguese, signs and ticketing machines are generally bilingual in Portuguese and English.

As of , the four Lisbon metro lines total Metropolitano de Lisboa is operating daily from 6. Trains run at a 5—8 minutes headway. Pay attention that Arroios station is closed for the reconstruction. The best and, in many cases, the sole way to pay for city transport is buying a rechargeable green-coloured card 7 Colinas Viva Viagem. It's valid for metro, trams, urban trains, most buses and ferries.

The exception is buses not run by Carris — other bus companies have their own tickets. Ticket Offices can be found at the following stations: The Viva Viagem card can be charged in three different modes: Ticket is valid for unlimited travel by bus, tram, lift, funicular and metro, for 1 hour between the first and last entrance validation. Not valid for consecutive Metro rides. Valid for 1 ride across the Metro network or for 1 hour across the Carris network.

The validation process is very simple: Card is only valid for one person on each journey, so you can not pay twice from the same card for two persons. After validating a ticket on your Viva Viagem card, do not conduct any other operations with it during the journey validity time, such as buying new tickets, as this could cancel the validation.

There are ticketing machines located at the train or metro stations, which also provide instructions in English. You can also buy the ticket from the driver or machines on board the latter only available in some new trams. When using suburban trains, your tickets are charged onto the same kind of Viva Viagem cards. You cannot have more than one kind of ticket on one card, however, so you will probably need at least two of them, one for regular bus and metro use, one for suburban travel.

If you plan to be in Lisbon for an extended time, you can purchase an unlimited pass that covers buses, metro, funiculars and urban trains. Card should be ordered at Carris Santo Amaro station 9.

The Lisboa viva card may be loaded at any Metro station. All electronic passes may also be loaded in the Lisboa viva card at the ATM network; for the moment, ATMs can only be used to reload cards, i. Navegante is a pass that allows full mobility throughout the city of Lisbon by integrating the public transport companies Carris, Metro and CP in the city's urban circuits.

Navegante pass is valid for 30 consecutive days counted from the date of loading. Azambuja, Cascais, Sado, Sintra. There are additional options and discounts for CP tickets besides the ones already mentioned. In Lisbon funiculars, inaugurated in were classified as a National Monument: There are five trams lines which operate in the southern centre and west of the city only. Aside from the obvious tourist attraction, those lines are still very important because sections of the city's topography can only be crossed by small trams.

Instead of paying for a ride on one of the costly tourist trams, try Tram These trams, which until the late's ran all through-out Lisbon, were manufactured between and The trip is hilly, noisy and hectic but it affords many beautiful glimpses of the city. From start to finish the ride takes around 30 minutes. The taxis of Lisbon are painted a distinctively cream colour and can be hailed from the street or from specially marked bays.

Taxis are required to have working meters and fares posted to the window in the rear seat. Always insist on the metre, as a set price will usually be more expensive than the metered journey. Lisbon taxis can be hailed from the road, when the green roof light is lit, the taxi is available.

Taxis of Lisbon are only insured to carry up to 4 passengers 3 in the back 1 in the front but late at night drivers may refuse front seated passengers if the taxi has a protective screen installed. Taxi apps available are 99Taxis, MyTaxi and Uber. Find map of day buses here , night buses - here , metro network map - here , ferry map - here.

Use route planner here.