With tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest now sold out, the opportunity to secure some of remaining batch of tickets for displaced Ukrainians has now opened. These will be offered for a heavily subsidised price of £20 (€23) each.
Displaced Ukrainians living in the UK eligible
Displaced Ukrainians now living in the UK are eligible for buying the remaining 27,000 tickets for the Contest in May. In order to be eligible, Ukrainians must be registered under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, Ukraine Extension Scheme, and Ukraine Family Scheme.
Anyone who is interested in applying for tickets must fill out an application form with their name, email address and proof of residence in the UK. Those who apply will then be entered into a ballot, with successful applicants securing tickets to one of the nine shows. These will include both the Evening and Afternoon Preview shows. Only a maximum of two tickets can be bought per person.
The ballot is open until 16:00 GMT on Thursday, April 6th 2023. Anyone who applies after this time will automatically be rejected. To apply to be on the ballot, you can find the application form here.
The road to Eurovision 2023
As Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, the country should have hosted the Contest in 2023. However, due to the ongoing war in the country, the EBU decided against hosting the show in Ukraine. As a result, the Contest will be held in the United Kingdom, who finished in second place in Turin. After a long bidding process, it was announced that Liverpool will host the Contest on May 9th, 11th and 13th.
What do you think of the ticket ballot for displaced Ukrainians? Are you happy they will have a chance to see Eurovision on their behalf? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow That Eurovision Site on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we look ahead to Eurovision 2023!
News Source: Eurovision.tv
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