The final wave of more than 9,000 tickets for ‘The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome’ will be released on Tuesday 25 April at 12.00 noon.
Comedian and TV personality Joel Dommett will join AJ Odudu on stage at the event outside St George’s Hall, Liverpool on Sunday 7th May, alongside the first performers for the 90-minute outdoor spectacle which have today been announced.
The first acts to perform have been announced, including Liverpool’s iconic Lightning Seeds will perform at the welcome event, as well as other local favourites including Atomic Kitten and The Real Thing. The line-up will also include Ukrainian music legend and Eurovision winner Jamala and Eurovision superstar Conchita Wurst.
In addition cameos and contributions from TV favourite Shirley Ballas, Liverpool royalty Ricky Tomlinson and Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne are amongst those contributing on the night.
Welcoming a crowd of nearly 30,000 people – the show includes spectacular aerial and dance performances from some of the UK’s finest National Lottery funded dance groups including; House of Suarez, ZooNation and Motionhouse.
The last few thousand tickets for National Lottery players to attend the show are free* and will be available from bigeurovisionwelcome.co.uk on a first-come, first-served basis from April 25th at 12:00, serve as a thank you to the National Lottery players for the £330M they have contributed to over 3,600 music and cultural projects in Liverpool alone. Those booking tickets will be required to confirm they have a National Lottery ticket that they can present on the day of the event.
Joel Dommett, host for the event said “I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome alongside AJ Odudu! I’m a big Eurovision fan and getting to host this huge event in the heart of Liverpool will be so exciting. We’re going to put on an incredible show with amazing performances from Liverpool’s finest and more. Be sure to grab the last few tickets. We can’t wait to celebrate this historic event with all of you.”
Highlights of The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Monday 8th May as part of a special programme, ‘Eurovision Welcomes The World’.
For further details, National Lottery players should go to: www.bigeurovisionwelcome.co.uk
*£2 service fee per ticket