Host Broadcaster RTP has today announced that the Eurovision Village, located at the Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon, will be open on the 4th of May. The Eurovision hub will open its gates every day until the day of the Grand Final, 12th May, from 10:00 in the morning until midnight (local time).
The Eurovision Village programme includes concerts by Portuguese artists, performances by this year’s contestants, tributes to the great names of Portuguese music, as well as live broadcasts of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final on 8th, 10th and 12th May. The area will also offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy street food, relax at the lounge area and enjoy partner and sponsor activities.
The area will be fenced off with an out-door exposition about the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Schedule so far:
The Portuguese duo Beatbombers will open the Eurovision Village stage on 4th May at 21:00 local time. The Beatbombers are the world champion scratch artists and are responsible for creating the soundtrack of the Eurovision flag parade that kicks off the Grand Final on the 12th of May.
On the 5th May the project Lisbon at Night promises to light up Terreiro do Paço with a performance of the Portuguese artists Discotexas.
On the 6th May, the evening will feature tributes to great Portuguese artists and former Eurovision contestants. JP Coimbra and Nuno Figueiredo will present a tribute to Carlos Paião, Moullinex will present a tribute to Doce and Nuno Feist will close the night with a tribute to Simone de Oliveira, who represented Portugal in 1969.
On the 7th May, the Village will host an Atlantic Night featuring Brazilian and African Sounds and Rhythms, with Portuguese-Brazilian band Banda do Mar performing at 21:00 and Angolan singer Waldemar Bastos at 22.30.
On the 11th May Orelha Negra will perform at 21:00, followed by Blaya, Ana Bacalhau, M7 and Marta Ren.
In summary, this is what the schedule looks like so far:
4 May: Opening ft. Beatbombers
5 May: Lisbon at Night ft. Discotexas
6 May: Blue Carpet on screen, JP Coimbra, Nuno Figueiredo, Moullinex, Nuno Feist
7 May: Atlantic Night with Banda do Mar and Waldemar Bastos
8 May: Live viewing of the first Semi-Final
9 May: The Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon
10 May: Live viewing of the second Semi-Final
11 May: Orelha Negra, Blaya, Ana Bacalhau, M7 and Marta Ren
12 May: Live viewing of the Grand Final