Normally it’s quite complicated to get a ticket for one of the live shows of the Eurovision Song Contest. There is a huge demand of interested people who have to wait hours in the queues of the online ticket shops and once get through the tickets are gone. This year, it’s not the case! There are still tickets for all live shows. But the extraordinary high prices have of 490 EUR per ticket for the Green Room of the final night is probably not acceptable by the majority. For one of the Semi Finals it’s 290 EUR. Even for a Barbra Streisand or Madonna concert it would not be at that price level. The Israeli broadcaster KAN justified that the ESC is TV show and that people better watch at home as they are able to see more and better.
This is quite a frustrating point. Many have already booked their flights and hotels for Tel Aviv. It’s commonly known that Israel is not cheap, but ticket prices like this an impudence. This is not the right way to get money from the crowd who are willing to pay a lot even though. Maybe if the shows are not being sold out they may reduce the prices.
Furthermore there technical problems during the first ticket heat. Let’s hope everything goes well.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!