Eurovision 2022: what to know and where to buy tickets

Eurovision 2022: what to know and where to buy tickets

Eurovision 2022

After an edition of Sanremo capable, as always, of dividing the public but of making people talk a lot, it is time to turn the page: Eurovision 2022 is approaching which, this year, will be held right here in Italy. An opportunity for all music lovers (and not only) to experience firsthand the largest singing event in Europe, with the opportunity to admire the live performances of 40 artists of all kinds.

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is the 66th edition of the event inaugurated in 1956 in Lugano, which every year brings together the winners of the major European music festivals: the victory of Måneskin last year, with their now unmistakable "Shut up and good ”, has ensured that this new edition will be held in the spectacular setting of Turin. The structure of the tournament has always been the same since 2008, and includes two evenings of semifinals and a final one where the overall winner is decreed.

The hosts of Eurovision 2022 will be Alessandro Cattelan, Laura Pausini and Mika: a trio that promises to entertain an audience that can't wait to experience a unique and ever closer experience. Italy will be represented by the duo made up of Mahmood and Blanco, winners of the last Sanremo Festival with their hit "Shivers". What do you need to know about Eurovision Song Contest 2022? Let's see it together!

Tuesday 10 May 2022: first evening of semifinals; Thursday 12 May 2022: second evening of semifinals; Saturday 14 May 2022: final. Three evenings of music, entertainment and many surprises that we can't wait to attend. Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is just around the corner: so see you on 10, 12 and 14 May 2022!

Where will Eurovision 2022 take place?

As the winners of the last edition, we Italians will be hosting this edition of Eurovision. This is the third time, after the editions of 1965 and 1991, that our country finds itself organizing what is the number one musical event in Europe: the chosen venue is Turin, in which the organizers have already started months of build the perfect setting to welcome musicians and enthusiasts from all over Europe.

The facility that will host Eurovision Song Contest 2022 can also be reached by public transport, thanks to a series of connections that are convenient for practically anyone:

Public transport Metro + Line 4 (Porta Nuova) or Line 10 (Vinzaglio); Lines 4, 10, 17, 63; Light blue line 4 (only on weekends after 0:30), Train From Porta Nuova station: Line 4; From Porta Susa station: Line 10; From Lingotto station: Lines 14, 63.

Eurovision 2022: where to buy tickets

Our recommendation is and remains only one: we advise you to buy tickets for Eurovision 2022 only and exclusively through the official channel, in order to be fully protected by avoiding any kind of nasty surprises.

Eurovision 2022: where to watch it on TV

Let's close with practical information for anyone: for those unable to go to Turin to watch the show, the event will also be broadcast on TV. It will be possible to watch Eurovision 2022 live on RAI Uno, on the RaiPlay portal (also pre-recorded) or directly on YouTube from all over the world. The importance of the event makes it in fact subject to a very wide coverage, to allow all music lovers to support their nation during this magnificent show.

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Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra ‘will perform at Eurovision’ despite currently fighting against Russian invasion

Kalush Orchestra look set to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision despite the invasion by Russian forces (Picture: Reuters)

Ukraine Eurovision stars Kalush Orchestra will perform in Turin for the annual song contest, it has been reported.

The band had been chosen to represent Ukraine in the annual celebration before the devastating invasion of the country by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

When the war began, the Kalush musicians put their instruments aside and worked to defend the country, with one member reported to be fighting in the capital of Kyiv.

However they insisted they would perform at the song contest, which will be held in Italy in May, should the war be over.

Now it appears Kalush will travel to Italy to perform at the semi-finals, as well as for a number of promotional and fundraising gigs, despite no clear indication of when the war will end.

According to Ukrainian outlet Suspilne, the band have gathered in Lviv, Ukraine, where they are organising promotional concerts to be held on the eve of Eurovision.

The funds raised by the concerts will go towards the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities that have suffered damage in the war, with further details expected to be announced in the coming days.

Suspilne quotes band leader Oleh Psyuk, a translation of which reads: ‘Through our speeches, we want to raise funds for the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities affected by the war.

‘Many mass events dedicated to Eurovision are taking place now.’

Kalush Orchestra had previously announced on social media that while Eurovision ‘is very important to us … the life of our family and friends is even more important.’

They said they were ‘doing everything possible to help our country,’ adding that one member of the band was ‘fighting in the territorial defense in Kyiv.’

Oleh, meanwhile, had ‘established a volunteer organisation’ to help people to ‘find accommodation, move, find medicine.’

He had also shared his fears about his family and girlfriend as the country braced itself during the invasion, telling Reuters: ‘I cannot enjoy it while I am worried for my loved ones.

‘The war separated me and my girlfriend. She is 300 kilometres away from me. We cannot meet because it is very dangerous.

‘She sits in a bunker while I am here and air raid sirens are constantly on.’

The band had previously issued a statement revealing they were assisting the war effort in Ukraine (Picture: )

Russia, meanwhile, has been banned from taking part in the song contest, with the EBU confirming the move following protests from multiple countries.

They said in a statement: ‘

The EBU has announced that no Russian act will participate in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

‘The Executive Board of the EBU made the decision following a recommendation earlier today by the Eurovision Song Contest’s governing body, the Reference Group, based on the rules of the event and the values of the EBU. The Reference Group recommendation was also supported by the EBU’s Television Committee.

‘The decision reflects concern that, in light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine, the inclusion of a Russian entry in this year’s Contest would bring the competition into disrepute.

After last year’s win by the Italian rock band, Maneskin, this year’s competition will happen in Turin, Italy. (Picture: Getty)

‘Before making this decision the EBU took time to consult widely among its membership.

‘The EBU is an apolitical member organisation of broadcasters committed to upholding the values of public service.

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‘We remain dedicated to protecting the values of a cultural competition which promotes international exchange and understanding, brings audiences together, celebrates diversity through music and unites Europe on one stage.’ has reached out to Eurovision and reps for Kalush Orchestra for comment.

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