Tickets for nine live shows for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will go on sale next week.

It will take place in Liverpool in May after the UK was chosen to host the competition on behalf of the war-torn 2022 winners, Ukraine. The UK came second in last year’s contest.

Fans hoping to see one of six previews and three televised shows at the Liverpool ACC will need to head to Ticketmaster’s website from noon on Tuesday.

Prices for tickets range from £30 to £290 for the semi-final shows and from £80 to £380 for the grand final shows.

The main event of Eurovision – the grand final – will take place on Saturday 13 May, kicking off at 8pm. There will be two semi-finals beforehand – one on Tuesday 9 May and one on Thursday 11 May.

Fans need a Ticketmaster account before they can buy tickets – for one show at a time.

The contest will air on the BBC and will be hosted by singer Alesha Dixon, Ted Lasso actress Hannah Waddingham and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina alongside comedian and talk show host, Graham Norton.

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Thousands of tickets for the song contest will be allocated to displaced Ukrainians living in the UK.

Around 3,000 tickets for those who fled their home country when Russian troops invaded last February will be subsidised by the government and will cost £20.

After Ukrainian folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision in 2022, the country was due to prepare to host this year’s competition but organisers ruled it would be unsafe to host due to the war.

Instead, the runner-up – the UK – was invited to act as host.

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Liverpool to host Eurovision

The last time the Eurovision Song Contest was held in the UK was in 1998.

Outside the official Eurovision shows, there is a two-week cultural festival in Liverpool called EuroFest, which will include free events and see collaborations between artists in the UK and Ukraine.

Commissions include The Blue And Yellow Submarine Parade by The Kazimier, described as an outdoor, underwater sea disco with hundreds of performers, music and a huge glitterball jellyfish.

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