Eurovision final 2023 tickets sell out in half an hour

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7 Mar 2023, 20:29

Eurovision final 2023 tickets sell out in 36 minutes

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Tickets for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been snapped up in minutes — 36 to be precise. All nine shows, including for the live Grand Final, went on sale at 12pm on March 7 and sold out within the hour.

With 6,000 tickets gone in a record-breaking amount of time, eager fans were left tearing their hair out over error messages and holding screens for the events in Liverpool from semi-final dress rehearsals to the live grand final on 13 May.

Taking place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool from May 9-13 on behalf of war-torn Ukraine, a further 3,000 tickets are set to be made available for Ukrainians in the UK to honour Kalush Orchestra‘s victory last year.

Organisers said the demand was “super high" but ticket-less fans can still get involved in the festival, which will cater for 25,000 people at the city’s Pier Head.

The BBC's presenting and commentary line-up will include our Graham Norton, Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, Timur Miroshnychenko, Sam Quek, Mel Giedroyc, Scott Mills, Rylan and Claire Sweeney.

The semi-finals on May 9-11 will be presented by Julia Sanina, Waddingham and Dixon, with the Grand Final hosted by Norton, Sanina, Waddingham and Dixon.

TV presenter and Olympic & European Gold Medallist Sam Quek wrote on Twitter: "If it makes anyone feel better… I couldn’t get #Eurovision Grand Final tickets… and I’m presenting the Opening Ceremony! #Ticketmaster."

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