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ESC 2018 to be held in Lisbon on 8, 10 and 12 May

by | Jul 25, 2017

ESC 2018 to be held in Lisbon on 8, 10 and 12 May

by | Jul 25, 2017 | Eurovision |

Image sources: visitlisboa.com, eurovision.tv

At a press conference today, Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced that Lisbon will be the host city of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday 8 May and Thursday 10 May, followed by the grand final on Saturday 12 May.

The venue has been confirmed as the MEO Arena, popularly known as the “Pavilhão Atlântico” and originally constructed for Lisbon’s role as host of EXPO’98. With a capacity of around 20,000 (which will undoubtedly be reduced for ESC once the stage, backstage area and other technical equipment are in place), it had already been widely identified by fans as the only arena in the country that could realistically offer everything required of a modern-day ESC venue. It remains to be seen if the venue will go by a different name for the purposes of ESC, as the EBU often insists that sponsor names like MEO not be used.

Portugal will host the competition for the first time following Salvador Sobral’s historic victory at ESC 2017 with the song “Amar pelos dois”.

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