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So you’ve booked your tickets, you’re on your way to Kiev and you’re so hyped for Ukraine and Eurovision it’s unreal. But what exactly will you be doing during the two weeks of rehearsals, shows and fun? We at escYOUnited have put together a quick guide for you to really know what’s going on during Kiev’s hosting, where to go and what to see and do. Enjoy!

All times are local Ukrainian time (CEST+1). Euroclub herein refers to CEK Parkovy.

April 30th

  • First rehearsals (10:00-17:10) take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. The first half of semi-final 1 will have their first run-through on the stage, with hundreds of journalists expected to arrive into Kiev during this weekend.
  • Meet and greet sessions of Sweden, Georgia, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Azerbaijan and Portugal (12:20-19:20)

May 1st

  • First rehearsals (10:00-17:10) for the second half of semi-final 1.
  • Meet and greet sessions of Greece, Poland, Moldova, Iceland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Armenia, Slovenia and Latvia (12:20-19:20)
  • Euroclub officially opens at the CEK Parkovy: Ukrainian party

May 2nd

  • First rehearsals (10:00-17:10) for the first half of semi-final 2.
  • Meet and greet sessions of Serbia, Austria, Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark and Ireland (12:20-19:20)
  • Euroclub: Themed party to be confirmed

May 3rd

  • First rehearsals (10:00-17:10) for the second half of semi-final 2.
  • Meet and greet sessions of San Marino, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia and Israel (12:20-19:20)
  • Euroclub: Themed party to be confirmed

May 4th

  • Second rehearsals (10:00-18:30) for Sweden to Cyprus.
  • Press conferences (11:05-19:35) for Sweden to Cyprus.
  • Eurovision Village opens to fans and the public, with the main stage, public viewing screens, local food and drink, stands and entertainment
  • Euroclub: Themed party to be confirmed

May 5th

  • Second rehearsals (10:00-14:15) for Armenia to Romania.
  • Press conferences (11:05-15:20) for Armenia to Romania.
  • First rehearsals (15:05-19:40) for Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France.
  • Meet and greet session with the presenters of Eurovision 2017 (16:40-17:00)
  • Meet and greet sessions of Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France (17:20-21:50)
  • Euroclub: Ukrainian OGAE party

May 6th

  • Second rehearsals (10:00-16:40) for Netherlands to Israel.
  • Press conferences (11:05-17:45) for Netherlands to Israel.
  • Euroclub: Nordic Party
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May 7th

  • Second rehearsals (10:00-12:25) for Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France.
  • Press conferences (11:05-13:30) for Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France.
  • Rehearsals of opening and interval acts (13:30-16:30), lighting and video programming rehearsals (16:30-18:30)
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Opening Ceremony
  • Euroclub: Eurovision Song Contest Opening Ceremony after party

May 8th

  • Semi-Final 1 Family Show (16:00-18:25)
  • Pre-show (21:00-22:00)
  • Semi-Final 1 Dress Rehearsal (22:00-00:10)
  • Euroclub: Israel Party

May 9th

  • Semi-Final 1 Dress Rehearsal (16:00-18:10)
  • Pre-Show (21:00-22:00)
  • Semi-Final 1 (22:00-00:10)
  • Euroclub: Semi-Final 1 (22:00) and afterparty
  • Eurovision Village: Live screening of Semi-Final 1 (22:00)
  • Special Eurovision offer: Guided tours to and from the Chernobyl site in northern Ukraine operate from outside the IEC. For more information check out the website; TourKiev.

May 10th

  • Unknown rehearsal slot (15:00-16:00)
  • Semi-Final 2 Family Show (16:00-18:25)
  • Pre-Show (21:00-22:00)
  • Semi-Final 2 Dress Rehearsal (22:00-00:10)
  • Euroclub: OGAE Party

May 11th

  • Semi-Final 2 Dress Rehearsal (16:00-18:10)
  • Pre-Show (21:00-22:00)
  • Semi-Final 2 (22:00-00:10)
  • Euroclub: Semi-Final 2 and afterparty
  • Eurovision Village: Live screening of Semi-Final 2
  • Special Eurovision offer: Guided tours to and from the Chernobyl site in northern Ukraine operate from outside the IEC. For more information check out the website; TourKiev.

May 12th

  • Grand Final Opening (12:30-14:00)
  • Grand Final Dress Rehearsal (15:00-18:00)
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Press Conference (18:20-18:40)
  • Pre Show (21:00-22:00)
  • Grand Final Jury Show (22:00-01:30)
  • Euroclub: Anna K party and afterparty
  • Eduard Romanyuta’s Pre-Eurovision Party

May 13th

  • Grand Final Dress Rehearsal (14:00-17:30)
  • Pre Show (21:00-22:00)
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2017 (22:00-01:30)
  • Euroclub: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 and afterparty
  • Eurovision Village: Live screening of Eurovision Song Contest 2017
  • Special Eurovision offer: Guided tours to and from the Chernobyl site in northern Ukraine operate from outside the IEC. For more information check out the website; TourKiev.

Do #YOU know of any more events? Let us know and we’ll add them to the calendar!

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One Comment

  1. Emma

    May 5, 2017 at 16:12

    Do you know what time red carpet is on Sunday?

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