PORTUGAL – Portuguese national broadcaster not only revealed the Eurovision 2018 host city, venue and dates but also revealed information bout their national selection, Festival da Canção 2018.
The Portuguese broadcaster revealed that Festival da Canção 2018 final will take place on March 4th in the city of Guimarães as already announced by oikotimes.com. Guimarães is a city in the North serving as the capital of Portugal in the past.
There will be two semi finals on February 18th and 25th respectively.
The organisers though have bigger plans for Festival da Canção: in the next four years the national festival of the country will tour around four different cities of the country in order for the entire population to be part of it. The last time the national selection took place outside of Lisbon was in 2001, at Europarque in Santa Maria da Feira.
It was also revealed that the Mayor of Guimarães gave Multiusos de Guimarães free of charge for the national final.