VIENNA, AUSTRIA – This morning the first wave of tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 went on. In less that one hour after 09:00 CET tickets were simply gone, once again, proving the popularity of the show remains as strong as never before.
Tickets for the live shows are no longer available (with the exception of the rehearsal shows). There will be another sales wave in January when stage and camera settings will be decided. EBU and ORF strongly recommend not to buy tickets from unauthorised resellers.
In the meantime OGAE International distributed already during the weekend the available fan tickets (who are buying their arena seating in almost 50% of the price).
Tickets for rehearsals and live shows cost from 14 – 390 Euros and are available only through http://www.oeticket.com (online and via phone at +43 1 96096). It is estimated that there will be 100,000 tickets for nine shows (family, dress rehearsals and live shows)
More tickets will go on sale in the next few months after the final distribution of the space at the Wiener Stadthalle, including the camera positions, stage design as well as the Green Room. Updates on the exact dates will be given through the official online channels of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Besides the three live shows – the two Semi-Finals on the 19th and 21st of May and the Final on the 23rd of May – there are also tickets available for the Jury Shows (second Dress Rehearsals) and the Family Shows (third Dress Rehearsals) of each show.
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The difference between the Jury and Family Shows compared to the live shows is that there is no pan-European televoting and naturally, no result announcement during them.
ORF’s official partner for the sales is thus Oeticket which has extensive experience in selling tickets for large-scale events where they have been able to handle up to 1800 sales per minute. For the Eurovision Song Contest, the server capacity will be increased to ensure a smooth process.