Calendar

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.

Dec
20
Thu
Italy – Sanremo newcomers
Dec 20 all-day
Italy - Sanremo newcomers

This year, rather than involve the newcomers in the marathon slog that is Sanremo, they get their own warm-up competition, just in time for Christmas.

This 'new' competition is open to artists under the age of 36.

24 acts will compete with songs introduced from 17 December in TV preview shows.

There's two shows - each with 12 acts on 20 and 21 December. The winner of each gets a place in the 2019 Sanremo festival.

Dec
21
Fri
Italy – Sanremo newcomers
Dec 21 all-day
Italy - Sanremo newcomers

This year, rather than involve the newcomers in the marathon slog that is Sanremo, they get their own warm-up competition, just in time for Christmas.

This 'new' competition is open to artists under the age of 36.

24 acts will compete with songs introduced from 17 December in TV preview shows.

There's two shows - each with 12 acts on 20 and 21 December. The winner of each gets a place in the 2019 Sanremo festival.

Feb
5
Tue
Sanremo 2019 – First night
Feb 5 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - First night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.

Feb
6
Wed
Sanremo 2019 – Second night
Feb 6 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - Second night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.

Feb
7
Thu
Sanremo 2019 – Third night
Feb 7 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - Third night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.

Feb
8
Fri
Sanremo 2019 – Fourth night
Feb 8 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - Fourth night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.