NTU has announced a tender process to select the company who will be given the responsibility of selling the tickets for Eurovision 2017.
The Ukrainian national broadcaster has given companies wishing to be the ticket agent for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 until Monday to submit their proposals. The ticket agent will have to ensure that they can handle a large number of sales to those outside of Ukraine. The companies systems will have to serve a large number of fans from other countries and official delegations participating broadcasters Song Contest accredited press, representatives of the European Broadcasting Union and the official sponsors and partners of the show.
The ticket agent must have a modern and high-tech website with a tested system for sales and booking, which guarantees the security of personal data of users. Overall tickets will be going on sale for nine different shows; six rehearsals, the two semi finals and the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The first wave of ticket sales is planned for the end of 2016 – beginning of 2017.
The Ukrainian broadcaster has launched a number of open tenders for the Eurovision Song Contest. Previous tenders have been launched to design the branding for the contest, as well as a contact to be the official tour operator. The windows for companies to bid for both the ticket agent and the tour operator contracts closes on November 21.
A total of 43 countries will be participating in the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. No countries will be debuting in this years contest, however both Portugal and Romania are returning to the contest after one year away. Bosnia & Herzegovina however has withdrawn from the contest due to financial difficulties.
The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is being held on May 13 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The first semi final is scheduled for May 9, with the second semi final taking place on May 11.