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Spain: Inaugural Eurovision Spain Pre-Party To Be Held in April

Spain joins an ever-increasing line-up of promotional events before the Eurovision Song Contest, with Madrid hosting the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party.

The latest Eurovision preview event has been announced in Spain. The first Eurovision Spain Pre-Party will be held in Madrid at Sala La Riviero on April 15. 10 artists are expected to attend the event from across Europe which will be held just a week after Eurovision in Concert in the Netherlands.

Eurovision Preview Events have been growing in popularity in recent years with both Israel and Malta holding their first promotional events last year. While both Moscow and Riga have launched their events in recent years. Traditionally Eurovision preview events are held between second half of March and the middle of April.

There are currently a number of Eurovision Preview events that occur in the month before the Eurovision Song Contest these are:

  • Eurovision in Concert – Melkweg, the Netherlands
  • Eurovision PreParty Riga – Riga, Latvia
  • Israel Calling – Tel Aviv, Israel
  • London Eurovision Party – London, United Kingdom
  • Malta Eurovision Preview Party – Valetta, Malta
  • Russian Eurovision PreParty – Moscow, Russia

The venue for the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party has a capacity for 1,800 people and is one of the most well-known venues in the Spanish Capital. The venue has played host to some of the biggest names not only in Spanish music but also in international music over its 50 year history. Details regarding the sales of tickets for the event will be released in near future.

A total of 43 countries are to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Returning to the Eurovision stage are Portugal and Romania who both took a year out from the contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina has however withdrawn from the contest due to financial difficulties at the national broadcaster, BHRT. The 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is being held on the following dates:

  • Semi Final 1 – 9 May
  • Semi Final 2 – 11 May
  • Final – 13 May

Source: Eurovision Spain

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