Apart from the location where the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be held, the International Exhibition Centre, all other venues have been confirmed as well. This happened at the Head of Delegation meeting Kiev, where host nation Ukraine was drawn into starting slot 22.
Apart from the arena, the Euro Club is one of the most popular venues during the event weeks of the Eurovision Song Contest. It is the place where delegations, fans and press party the night away. The Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Centre is the confirmed venue for this year.
The Eurovision Village is located on Khreschatyk, a huge street in the heart of Kiev. The entertainment programme will feature live performances from the participating artists as well as themed parties and competitions.
The Red Carpet Event of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest takes place on Sunday 7th May at Kiev’s Mariyinsky Palace. The EBU streams the event live on YouTube. The Opening Ceremony will be held in the Euro Club.
1000 volunteers will be on-hand during the event weeks to support fans, press and delegations. Kiev received nearly 12,000 applications in total. Kiev’s City Administration will also organise official tours of the Ukrainian capital.
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kiev, Ukraine with Semi-Finals on 9th and 11th May and the Grand Final on 13th May. Kiev last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005.
Last meeting in Kiev before the party begins
There are now just 60 days to go until the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Earlier this week the Heads of Delegation met in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The EBU briefed them on matters ranging from accreditation to transport and everything in between. The Head of Delegation meeting is a key milestone in the Eurovision calendar as it also marks the formal submission of all the entries to the competition.
Each participating country has a Head of Delegation who is the team leader. He is also the contact point for the European Broadcasting Union. During the meeting delegates received updates from the core team of the Eurovision Song Contest and Host Broadcaster, UA:PBC. They presented the plans for the postcards and for the event weeks.
The meeting also saw the draw for Ukraine’s running order in the Grand Final take place. Ukraine will perform 22nd in the Grand Final on Saturday 13th May. Ukraine’s previous winners, Ruslana and Jamala will also appear during the live shows.
Pavlo Hrytsak, Executive Producer of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest said; “We presented our team and showed our preparations during the head of delegations meeting. More than 220 Ukrainian and foreign professionals joined our team for the last 4 weeks. I’m really thankful to those who came and worked with us during head of delegations meeting in Kiev”.