PORTUGAL – It is reported by regional fan site, ESCPortugal, that the date and venue of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be decided and announced by the end of July, meeting all the deadlines agreed in the last Reference Group meeting, RTP had on June 13th. The announcement will take place Bothe by the official EBU website and the RTP national broadcaster.
Lisbon, Gondomar, Santa Maria da Feira and Braga are currently the running bidders for hosting the event while there is no indication about the dates yet. European sporting events and venue availability are the two key factors for deciding the date for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Unlike Ukraine last year, Portugal seems to be ready to keep their promises (at least in meeting the deadlines).