With just over a week to go until the festivities commence in Barcelona, a new name has been added to the line-up, and that is Ukraine’s Eurovision 2004 representative and winner Ruslana, who represented the nation with “Wild Dances”. It has been announced that the Eurovision winner will be performing at the event on March 25.
Barcelona Eurovision Party 2023
About the PreParty: After its successful debut in 2022, Barcelona Eurovision Party will once again return in 2023, and has expanded to three nights, which will take place between the 23rd and 25th of March.
The three nights and the acts confirmed for this year’s event are as follows:
March 23 – EUROfansCLUB will be the first night of the Pre-Party and will be the welcome party, featuring OGAE DJ’s.
March 24 – EURO QUEENS NIGHT will be the second night of the Pre-Party, which will be held in Sala Apolo (the venue for last year’s Pre-Party). At the time of writing; Efendi (Azerbaijan 2020,2021), Ronela Hajati (Albania 2022), Barei (Spain 2016), José Otero (Benidorm Fest 2023), E’FEMME (Benidorm Fest 2023) Megara ( Benidorm Fest 2023), and Siderland (Benidorm Fest 2023) have been confirmed to perform, with WRS (Romania, 2022) confirmed as the host.
March 25 – Barcelona Eurovision Party will be the final night. This time, the pre-party will take place at Sant Jordi Club, which can hold up to 3,000 spectators. At the time of writing Suzy (Portugal 2014), Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2016), Eva Santamaria (Spain 1993), Destiny (Malta 2020,2021), Beth (Spain, 2003), Rosa Lopez (Spain 2002), Susanne Georgi (Andorra 2009), Gustaph (Belgium 2023), and Joker Out (Slovenia 2023),Wild Youth (Ireland 2023), Teya and Salena (Austria 2023), Iru Khechanovi (Georgia 2023), Monika Linkyte (Lithuania 2023), Sudden Lights (Latvia 2023), Piqued Jacks (San Marino 2023), Blanca Paloma (Spain 2023), Pasha Parfeni (Moldova 2023), Diljá (Iceland 2023), Mimicat (Portugal 2023), and Ruslana (Ukraine 2004) have been confirmed to perform have been confirmed to perform.
Tickets now available for purchase
The remaining tickets that are available to purchase are as follows:
Tickets for Barcelona Eurovision Party (March 25)
- General Ticket – €46.00
Tickets for EURO QUEENS NIGHT (March 24)
- General Ticket – €20.00
Tickets for EUROfansCLUB (March 23)
- General Ticket – €12.00
If you are interested in obtaining tickets, you can do so by heading right here.
Ukraine’s Eurovision Journey
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has scored eight top-five placements, with an extra three top-ten finishes. Ukraine won the Contest in 2004 with Ruslana’s “Wild Dances” and again in 2016 with Jamala’s “1944”. Jamala’s win made history for Ukraine, as it became the first ex-Soviet country to win the Contest more than once.
In 2022, Kalush Orchestra represented Ukraine in the 66th edition of the Contest with their song “Stefania”. The band scored 614 points, finishing in first place, marking Ukraine’s third victory.
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News Source: Barcelona Eurovision Party
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