The first wave of the much anticipated ticket sales for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest started on 14th February at 08:15 p.m.
In this solemn event there took part Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Hanna Bychok, acting chairman of the board of the PJSC “National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine”, Pavlo Hrytsak, Deputy chairman of the PJSC “NPBC”, Deputy Mayor of Kyiv Olexii Reznikov, winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest Ruslana, other distinguished guests and mass- media representatives.
Vyacheslav Kyrylenko noted in his address that "Eurovision-2017" marches successfully around Ukraine and all necessary decisions have been adopted at all levels. “This event - the start of sales of tickets - was being expected by fans at least in the 43 European countries. After all, the admirers of the contest are well aware that like it was back in 2005, this year it will be the best "Eurovision" in history that Ukraine hosts”, stressed the Vice Prime Minister.
Vyacheslav Kyrylenko underlined that the Government had allocated UAH 455 million from the state budget for the contest, Kyiv – another UAH 200 million. The Vice Prime Minister added that preparations for the song contest follow the schedule.
“Stockholm [being the host of the Eurovision Song Contest – ed.] handed over to Kiyv the symbolic key to the Eurovision, tickets for the song contest are being sold and all other events will take place according to the plan approved by the organizer the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine and the European Broadcasting Union", emphasized Vyacheslav Kyrylenko.
It is worth recalling that over 70,000 tickets is to be sold to 9 concerts of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to be hold at the Kyiv International Exhibition Center. In particular, they will be sold for 6 rehearsals, two semi-finals and the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Tickets are priced between EUR 8 and 500.