Lys Assia 1924-2018 OGAE is greatly saddened by the news of the death of Lys Assia, winner of the inaugural ESC in 1956, First Lady of Eurovision, and friend of Eurovision fans everywhere. We offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to her friends and family.
On 17 November 2017 the EBU and RTP announced that ESC18 ticket sales will begin on 30 November. They confirmed that a number of tickets have been made available to the OGAE network. See Lisbon 2018
Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, have confirmed that Lisbon will be the host city for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Dates and the actual venue have still not been finalised but will be confirmed in due course.
After so many years of trying, Portugal triumphed at the ESC17. Congratulations to Salvador Sobral on such a momentous win. ESC18 will be hosted by Portugal for the very first time, the first new host country since 2012. Preparations are already under way but with dates and a venue to be confirmed in due course.
Members will be able to attend the official EuroClub by busying the special access passes that re being made available by the organisers. Details should be available from your National OGAE Club, although please note that the website for purchasing the passes has been experiencing some technical difficulties.
As part of the run up to ESC17, Kyiv Post, the largest circulation English language newspaper/news site in Ukraine is running a promotion in which they are asking fans what they are looking forward to when visiting Kiev. Fans are invited to make a short (30 second) video of their preparations, showing how excited they are … More Kyiv Post Promotion
The on-line Eurovision merchandise store is very kindly once again offering a 10% discount to OGAE members. Please contact your local club for details of the discount code to be used.
Every year the EBU and Host Broadcaster make available a number of fan accreditations. These are allocated through the official accreditation system and are approved by the individual national broadcasters. There are only a small number available for each country. Last year in Stockholm, in addition to the standard fan accreditations, special OGAE “accreditations” were available … More ESC Fan Accreditations
The much anticipated OGAE Poll for 2017 will be launching soon, with the results updated throughout April. Each club in the network will be voting for their favourite songs and submitting their votes to the overall poll. The OGAE Poll is one of the biggest fan polls ahead of the contest and, with its unique … More OGAE Poll 2017
The organisers of the 2017 ESC have now confirmed that the EuroClub will be located in the Parkovyy complex near to Kiev city centre. The club will be open to accredited fans and negotiations continue regarding the exact number and nature of accreditations that will be available. The organisers have also confirmed that there will … More EuroClub Kiev 2017