NEWS published on 23 Nov 2012

Eurovision Song Contest tickets sell out in 22 minutes

Demand is so high for tickets to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest final that the first batch of 5,500 sold out just 22 minutes after their release.

The initial run of 5,500 tickets for the final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, in Malmö, Sweden, went on sale at 10.00 am on Monday (26 November). Hosted by Swedish broadcaster SVT, the Song Contest will take place on 14, 16 and 18 May.

An as yet undetermined number of tickets will be produced later for official delegations and for sale through Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs. In addition, a small number will be issued once the set design and camera positions are in place.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Producer for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, hosted by Swedish public broadcaster SVT, said: "There will be tickets for every budget – ticket prices start at 10 euros. We are pleased to be able to release tickets to this giant party before Christmas."

In total, tickets will be available for nine shows – two Dress Rehearsals for each Semi-Final plus the Grand Final, and the three live broadcasts of the finals.

Prices range from 10 to 216 euros.

Fans first

From 26 November to 3 December, fan club members will have the exclusive right to buy tickets to the fan zone, on the floor of the Malmö Arena. After 3 December, tickets to the venue floor will also be available to the general public.

More information about ticket sales can be found on the Eurovision Song Contest tickets page.