In 2017, the contest was won with the song "Amar pelos dois" by Salvador Sobral of Portugal.
The win comes after Portugal competed in the contest for 53 years never getting higher than 6th in Eurovision results.
The venue will be the Altice Arena, which when configured for Eurovision is expected to hold 16,000 spectators.
The announced show dates are:
1st semi final : Tuesday 8th May 2018
2nd semi final: Thursday 10th May 2018
Final: Saturday 12th May 2018
As per previous years, the rehearsal period will start two weeks prior to the show, with activities scheduled from 29 April onwards.
Will Australia be participating?
It was confirmed in October 2017 that Australia will once again be participating at Eurovision for 2018.
Jessica Mauboy was selected as the Australian representative in November 2017.
How do you get tickets to Eurovision?
Tickets for the 2018 contest are available via blueticket.pt website.
There are usually two methods to purchasing tickets - through the public sale and through the fanclubs.
Public sales would be announced via the official Eurovision website - www.eurovision.tv
Information relating to our fanclub ticketing policy and 2018 ballot can be found here.
Lisbon Eurovision Activities
All announcements relating to the associated venues, parties and access for fans will be announced to our paid ESCFAN membership via our members-only Facebook and e-newsletters.