ISRAEL – The construction of the Eurovision Village at Charles Clore Park began this week, completing the flattening of the former Dolphinarium complex. The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has been working on the demolition of the Dolphinarium building for a few months, with a long-term plan to transform this space into the continuity of the beach promenade and the park as well as the establishment of a beach-level community center for maritime sport.
The highlight of the Eurovision events in Tel Aviv will be one of the largest Villages in Eurovision history, overlooking the Mediterranean coastline at Charles Clore Park. The Eurovision Village will be open to the public from May 12-18 from the afternoon hours until the evening and will showcase performances by Israeli artists such as former Eurovision superstars Dana International and Izhar Cohen, and leading singers Static and Ben El, Stephane Legar, Ivri Lider and.others.
In addition, the semi-final shows and the final show will be projected on giant screens at the Eurovision Village and visitors will be able to enjoy the sea breeze while sitting at a giant bar overlooking the sea, surrounded by remarkable light compositions, created by the official lighting partner of Eurovision, OSRAM.
The annual Tel Aviv EAT Food Festival will also be taking place alongside the Eurovision Village (12-18 May) in a separate and adjacent compound. Visitors will be able to taste some of the most delicious dishes by Tel Aviv’s celebrated chefs. Participating restaurants include Manta Ray, Onza, Messa, The Blue Rooster and many others.