Calendar

There's so much happening between now and May 2017, that OnEurope thought it might help our dear followers to have a reference guide.

The Eurovision calendar is our version of the telly guide that comes in the weekend papers. Except it's here all the time. 24/7, just like we are.

Use this to plan the days when you'll make excuses about washing your hair, only to sit hunched over a buffering feed trying to pick the next Eurovision classic. You're welcome.

Apr
28
Fri
Official CD released
Apr 28 all-day
Official CD released

Universal Music release the official CD just ahead of rehearsals startin in Kiev.

Apr
30
Sun
1ST REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 7:20 pm
1ST REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre

Press Schedule 2017 - 30 April

Country1st RehearsalPress Meet & Greet
Sweden10:00-10:3012:20-12:40
Georgia10:40-11:1013:00-13:20
Australia11:20-11:5013:40-14:00
Albania12:00-12:3014:20-14:40
LUNCH12:30-13:30
Belgium13:40-14:1016:00-16:20
Montenegro14:20-14:5016:40-17:00
Finland15:00-15:3017:30-17:50
BREAK15:30-15:50
Azerbaijan16:00-16:3018:30-18:50
Portugal16:40-17:1019:00-19:20

Times are local to Kiev.

Due to prior commitments, Salvador who will sing for Portugal, cannot be in Kiev for this first rehearsal. It is thought it will go ahead as a camera/stand-in rehearsal.

May
1
Mon
1ST REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 7:20 pm
1ST REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre

Press Schedule 2017 - 1 May

Country1st RehearsalPress Meet & Greet
Greece10:00-10:3012:20-12:40
Poland10:40-11:1013:00-13:20
Moldova11:20-11:5013:40-14:00
Iceland12:00-12:3014:20-14:40
LUNCH12:30-13:30
Czech Republic13:40-14:1016:00-16:20
Cyprus14:20-14:5016:40-17:00
Armenia15:00-15:3017:30-17:50
BREAK15:30-15:50
Slovenia16:00-16:3018:30-18:50
Latvia16:40-17:1019:00-19:20

All times are local to Kiev.

May
2
Tue
1ST REHEARSAL 2ND SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:20 pm
1ST REHEARSAL 2ND SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre

Press Schedule 2017 - 2 May

Country1st RehearsalPress Meet & Greet
Serbia10:00-10:3012:20-12:40
Austria10:40-11:1013:00-13:20
Macedonia11:20-11:5013:40-14:00
Malta12:00-12:3014:20-14:40
LUNCH12:30-13:30
Romania13:40-14:1016:00-16:20
Netherlands14:20-14:5016:40-17:00
Hungary15:00-15:3017:30-17:50
BREAK15:30-15:50
Denmark16:00-16:3018:30-18:50
Ireland16:40-17:1019:00-19:20

All times are local to Kiev.

May
3
Wed
1ST REHEARSAL 2ND SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:20 pm

Press Schedule 2017 - 3 May

Country1st RehearsalPress Meet & Greet
San Marino10:00-10:3012:20-12:40
Croatia10:40-11:1013:00-13:20
Norway11:20-11:5013:40-14:00
Switzerland12:00-12:3014:20-14:40
LUNCH12:30-13:30
Belarus13:40-14:1016:00-16:20
Bulgaria14:20-14:5016:40-17:00
Lithuania15:00-15:3017:30-17:50
BREAK15:30-15:50
Estonia16:00-16:3018:30-18:50
Israel16:40-17:1019:00-19:20

All times are local to Kiev.

May
4
Thu
2ND REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:35 pm
2ND REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre

Press Schedule 2017 - 4 May

Country1st RehearsalPress Meet & Greet
Sweden10:00-10:2011:05-11:25
Georgia10:25-10:4511:30-11:50
Australia10:50-11:1011:55-12:15
Albania11:15-11:3512:20-12:40
Belgium11:40-12:0012:45-13:05
LUNCH12:00-13:00
Montenegro13:05-13:2514:10-14:30
Finland13:30-13:5014:35-14:55
Azerbaijan13:55-14:1515:00-15:20
Portugal14:20-14:4015:35-15:55
Greece14:45-15:0515:50-16:10
BREAK15:05-15:25
Poland15:30-15:5016:35-16:55
Moldova15:55-16:1516:55-17:15
Iceland17:20-17:4018:25-18:45
Czech Republic17:45-18:0518:55-19:15
Cyprus18:10-18:3019:15-19:35

All times are local to Kiev.

May
5
Fri
2ND REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL, 2ND SEMI-FINAL & 1ST REHEARSAL BIG FIVE + UKRAINE @ International Exhibition Centre
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 9:50 pm
2ND REHEARSAL 1ST SEMI-FINAL, 2ND SEMI-FINAL & 1ST REHEARSAL BIG FIVE + UKRAINE @ International Exhibition Centre

Press Schedule 2017 - 5 May

CountryRehearsalPress Meet & Greet
Armenia10:00-10:2011:05-11:25
Slovenia10:25-10:4511:30-11:50
Latvia10:50-11:1011:55-12:15
Serbia11:15-11:3512:20-12:40
Austria11:40-12:0012:45-13:05
LUNCH12:00-13:00
Macedonia13:05-13:2514:10-14:30
Malta13:30-13:5014:35-14:55
Romania13:55-14:1515:00-15:20
BREAK14:40-15:00
Hosts16:40-17:00
Ukraine15:05-15:3517:20-17:40
Italy15:40-16:1018:05-18:25
Spain16:15-16:4518:45-19:05
Germany16:50-17:2019:25-19:45
DINNER17:20-18:20
United Kingdom18:35-19:0520:50-21:10
France19:10-19:4021:30-21:50

All times local to Kiev

May
6
Sat
2ND REHEARSAL 2ND SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
2ND REHEARSAL 2ND SEMI-FINAL @ International Exhibition Centre

Press Schedule 2017 - 6 May

Country2nd RehearsalPress Conference
Netherlands10:00-10:2011:05-11:25
Hungary10:25-10:4511:30-11:50
Denmark10:50-11:1011:55-12:15
Ireland11:15-11:3512:20-12:40
San Marino11:40-12:0012:45-13:05
LUNCH12:00-13:00
Croatia13:05-13:2514:10-14:30
Norway13:30-13:5014:35-14:55
Switzerland13:55-14:1515:00-15:20
Belarus14:20-14:4015:35-15:55
BREAK14:40-15:00
Bulgaria15:05-15:2516:10-16:30
Lithuania15:30-15:5016:35-16:55
Estonia15:55-16:1516:55-17:15
Israel16:20-16:4017:25-17:45

All times are local to Kiev

May
7
Sun
2ND REHEARSAL BIG FIVE + UKRAINE @ International Exhibition Centre
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
2ND REHEARSAL BIG FIVE + UKRAINE @ International Exhibition Centre

Press Schedule 2017 - 7 May

Country2nd RehearsalPress Conference
Ukraine10:00-10:2011:05-11:25
Italy10:25-10:4511:30-11:50
Spain10:50-11:1011:55-12:15
Germany11:15-11:3512:20-12:40
United Kingdom11:40-12:0012:45-13:05
France12:05-12:2513:10-13:30
LUNCH12:30-13:30
Opening & interval acts13:30-16:30
Lighting & video programming16:30-18:30

All times local to Kiev.

Red Carpet/Opening Ceremony @ Mariyinsky Palace
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Red Carpet/Opening Ceremony @ Mariyinsky Palace

The Red Carpet Event of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 7th May at Kyiv's Mariyinsky Palace and will be streamed live on YouTube.

All participating acts (and each country delegation) will take to the carpet on the walk down to the Opening Ceremony. The 2017 Red Carpet is a record-breaking 265 metres long.

This location will include a special area for the press of each participating country and accredited fans of Eurovision 2017. Each delegation will move along the red carpet for about forty minutes and will last for two and a half hours. Simultaneously on the red carpet, a total of 12 delegations of each country will feature. They will stop for photo shoots, will give interviews and autographs for fans.

The delegations then move on to the Parkovy Exhibition and Congress Centre for the Opening Ceremony.

Each delegation will raise the flag of the participating country on the roof of the building, before the start of the ceremony (finally!) begins.

The National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments will perform a medley of a number of previous Eurovision hits - what a treat! There will also be special guests (Verka and Ruslana, we bet) throughout the evening.