Eurovision 2023: Ticket ballot opens for displaced Ukrainians - how to apply

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A Eurovision ticket ballot has now been opened for displaced Ukrainians.

The government has opened a new ballot for displaced Ukrainians to apply for Eurovision 2023 tickets. Thousands of tickets for the international music show are now available for those who fled Ukraine to come to the UK due to the Russian invasion.

The Eurovision final will take place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on May 13 after the city was chosen to host the event on behalf of 2022 winners, Ukraine. In February, the government announced 3,000 tickets will be made available for Ukrainians who are based in the UK via the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, the Ukraine Family Scheme or the Ukraine Extension Scheme.

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The 3,0000 tickets will cover all three live shows and the six rehearsal shows, all due to take place at the Liverpool arena.  Each applicant can apply for up to two tickets.

Ticket holders will need to collect their tickets on the day from the box office in Liverpool and will need to show their biometrics residence permit to gain entry to the arena.

How to apply for Eurovision tickets

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Ukraine won Eurovision in 2022 | AFP via Getty Images

Displaced Ukrainians can apply for Eurovision tickets now via the website. The ballot is open until 4pm on Thursday,  April 6,2023. Entries after this date will not be accepted.

Those who are successful in the ballot will receive an email confirmation from Ticketmaster and will then be able to purchase up to two tickets, at a cost of £20 per ticket.

However, a Ticketmaster account is needed to purchase the tickets.  Those without a Ticketmaster account will be able to set one up ahead of purchase.

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