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Everything about Eurovision 2025

You can find on this page all the information about Eurovision 2025, which we will permanently update as the information appears: Date, City, Participants, Arena, Eurovision Village, Euroclub and Euro Café.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2025 will be the 69th edition of the event. It will be organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR). The contest will take place in Switzerland, after Nemo won the 2024 contest with the song “The Code.” This will be the third time Switzerland hosts Eurovision, with previous events held in 1956 in Lugano and 1989 in Lausanne.

The possible dates for Eurovision 2025 are:

Semi-final 1
Tuesday
Semi-final 2
Thursday
Grand Final
Saturday
29 April1 May3 May
6 May8 May10 MayMost possible dates
13 May15 May17 MayMost possible dates
20 May22 May24 May
27 May29 May31 May

The most possible dates for Eurovision 2025 are 6 – 8 – 10 May and  13 – 15 – 17 May 2025. The dates have not been announced or confirmed, it is just a guess.

Where will Eurovision 2025 take place? Possible cities

After Switzerland won the 2024 contest, Geneva authorities showed interest in hosting the Eurovision 2025 at Palexpo and submitted an application. On the same day, Basel’s government president, Conradin Cramer, also expressed interest in hosting the event. On May 12, Olma Hall in St. Gallen was proposed as a venue.

On May 13, Lugano, which hosted in 1956, decided not to bid, and Bern’s cantonal government president, Phillipp Müller, expressed reluctance due to concerns about rising antisemitism in the contest.

Meanwhile, Zürich’s council held a priority meeting to discuss a bid. On May 14, Lausanne, the 1989 host city, ruled out a bid due to insufficient infrastructure. On May 15, Biel/Bienne, Nemo’s hometown, declared interest in co-hosting the event. On May 17, Fribourg’s local government announced they were considering a bid.

The host broadcaster SRG SSR launched the bidding process in the week of 27 May 2024, by issuing a list of requirements for interested cities. Those cities will have until the end of June to prepare their bids, and the selected host city is expected to be announced by the end of August.

Participating Countries

To participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, a country must have a national broadcaster with active EBU membership that can receive and broadcast the contest live nationwide. The EBU invites all active members to join the contest. The “Big Five” countries and the host country, Switzerland, automatically get a place in the final, while all other countries compete in one of the two semi-finals.

So far the following countries have confirmed their intention to participate in the 2025 contest:

CountryBroadcasterArtistDateSongLanguageSongwriter(s)
 AustriaORF
 BelgiumVRT
 CroatiaHRT
 DenmarkDRTBD 1 March 2025
🇫🇮 Finland YleTBD February 2025
 GermanyARD
 IsraelKAN
 LuxembourgRTL
 MaltaPBS
 PortugalRTP
 SerbiaRTS
 SpainRTVE
  SwitzerlandSRG SSR

EBU Member Broadcasters, on behalf of their countries, have until mid-October 2024 to formally submit their applications to take part in Eurovision 2025.

Tickets

Tickets for Eurovision 2025 are expected to go on sale in late 2024, typically around December or January.

Eurovision Village

Eurovision Village is the official festival area for the Eurovision Song Contest 2025. Here, you can enjoy live performances by artists and DJs, special events, and public viewing of the shows broadcast from the Arena.

EuroClub

EuroClub is the venue for special parties, official after-parties, and performances by Eurovision participants.

EuroCafe

EuroCafe, also known as Euro Fan Café, is the place for fans to gather for parties and special events during Eurovision week. It is organized by the OGAE fan clubs.