In 2016, the contest was won with the song "1944" by Jamala of Ukraine.
It was announced in September 2016 that the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv will therefore host the contest in 2017.
The venue will be the Kyiv International Exhibition Centre, which is expected to hold up to 10,000 spectators. It is easily reached from the city centre, located 3 metro stations from Maidan Nezalezhnosti on the Red train line.
The announced show dates are:
1st semi final : Tuesday 9th May 2017
2nd semi final: Thursday 11th May 2017
Final: Saturday 13th May 2017
As per previous years, the rehearsal period will start two weeks prior to the show, with activities scheduled from 30 April onwards.
So we’re heading to Kyiv in 2017… Can Ukraine ACTUALLY host the contest?
Ukraine have previously hosted the contest in 2005, as well as other big events in the past such as the Euro Football Cup in 2012. They have the organisation and willpower to do so, and are unlikely to give up such a big opportunity to show itself on a world stage again in 2017.
Whilst the country has been fluctuating in terms of economy and government, EBU are confident that the delegation and broadcaster will be able to make the necessary arrangements and are able to host the contest next May. Ukraine are likely to find the funds to pull off a show as per the standards set.
Will Australia be participating?
It was confirmed in October 2016 that Australia will once again be participating at Eurovision for 2017.
Isaiah Firebrace, winner of X Factor 2016, was selected as the Australian representative in March 2017. He will be singing the entry 'Don't Come Easy', written and produced by DNA - the team also responsible for the Dami Im song 'Sound of Silence'.
How do you get tickets to Eurovision?
Tickets for the 2017 contest are available via concert.ua website.
There are usually two methods to purchasing tickets - through the public sale and through the fanclubs.
Typically, information is only made available just prior to or after Christmas. Public sales would be announced via the official Eurovision website - www.eurovision.tv
As a estimate, public ticket costs for the Stockholm 2016 contest ranged from $18 AUD for semi-final rehearsals, all the way to $435 AUD tickets for the grand final.
Information relating to our fanclub ticketing policy and 2017 ballot can be found here.
Kyiv Eurovision Activities
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