Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Lisbon confirmed as host city
The 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 8, 10 and 12 May 2018 for the first time in Portugal, at the MEO Arena in Lisbon, following the country’s first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev with the song “Amar Pelos Dois”, performed by Salvador Sobral.
‘We are very pleased to announce that RTP will be hosting the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon,’ said the EBU’s executive Eurovision supervisor Jon Ola Sand. ‘The City has presented an exemplary proposal, and we look forward to working together to make Portugal’s first ever Eurovision the most exciting one yet. We would like to congratulate RTP on their professional and detailed assessments of all the bids.’
Gonçalo Reis, the CEO of RTP, said: “Hosting Eurovision 2018 is a great opportunity for Portugal, Lisbon, the entertainment industry, and RTP. We look forward to organising an event that will show our creative capabilities.”