The EBU has confirmed that Tel Aviv will be the host city of Eurovision 2019 and will be held at the Expo Tel Aviv (International Convention Centre).
A YouTube video was posted with a confirmation and a short presentation from Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest outlining the reasons.
You can watch the video here:
The host broadcaster KAN has announced the dates as follows:
- Semi Final 1 – Tuesday 14th May
- Semi Final 2 – Thursday 16th May
- Grand Final – Saturday 18th May
תל אביב יא חביבי תל אביב! המירוץ היה צמוד אבל איגוד השידור האירופי אמר את דברו – אירוויזיון 2019, ברוך הבא לגני התערוכה…
The EBU has also published a press release outlining the ticketing details.
Tickets to the Semi-finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be available by the end of the year.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, said:
We’d like to thank all the Israeli cities who bid to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and KAN who conducted an expert and thorough assessment to help us make the final decision. All the bids were exemplary but in the end we decided that Tel Aviv provides the best overall setup for the world’s largest live music event. We are excited to bring the Contest to a brand new city and are looking forward to working together with KAN to make 2019’s Eurovision Song Contest the most spectacular one yet.
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