There are two things all of us love: good music and, of course, travelling! What better occassion to perfectly combine these two passions than to treat ourselves with an amazing Lisbon weekend during its Eurovision Song Contest 2018?
This year's 63rd edition will be held at the grand Altice Arena, a covered stadium (famous also as MEO Arena or Pavilhão Atlântico), and originally built as part of the world exibition EXPO back in 1998. The arena itself is one of the biggest ones in Europe and it can host up to 20 000 people, so there should be more than enough space for everybody looking to attend this magnificent and highly anticipated event. Tens of thousands of Eurovision fans from all parts of Europe (and not only) are expected to arrive to Lisbon, as this will, as always, surely be one of the biggest music events in Europe. The Eurovision tickets were first put on sale on November 30th 2017, however most of them have already been sold, so hurry up and get the last remaining tickets in case you also wish to personally witness this year's Eurovison extravaganza.
The competition will be going on from May 8th until May 12th, spread over three amazing music nights, two semifinal nights and the extraordinary finale night. This is actually the first time Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Portugal, all thanks to its last year's winner, Salvador Sobral and his unforgettable song "Amar pelos dois".
The 63rd Eurovision edition theme is called All Aboard! and, according to its organizers, it is said to be the most budget and eco-friendly edition of all times... definitely worth a trip to Lisbon in order to see what wonders organizers have in store for this year's competition. The city itself is simply spectacular, and while your evenings might be dedicated to listening to great music, during the day be sure to explore the city as much as possible, perhaps by following our tips on must see and must do list for Lisbon!
WHERE TO STAY DURING EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018 IN LISBON
Everybody already knows that Lisbon is widely known as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, many however do not know yet that this city is also home to a great number of incredible design hostels jewels (we recently talked about this very interesting topic in this article). In the last couple of years Lisbon has been many times awarded as the city with the best hostels so one can be sure to find exceptional hostel examples with visiting the portuguese capital. One great design hostel example we can surely suggest you to visit while on your adventure in Lisbon is the Hub New Lisbon Hostel, recently opened hostel offering high quality accommodation and services, with lowcost beds prices (starting from only 12€), and an amazing festive atmosphere not to be missed... we'll let this video below show you why you should indulge yourself in the unforgettabe experience of 'swimming' in the hostel's unique ball pool.
This of course is just one of the many amazing hostel examples one can find in Lisbon, all of them just waiting for you to discover them, such as funky and budget friendly Golden Tram 242 or ellegantly contemporary Lisboa Arte Hostel (where among other things you might getprices off up to 30% if you own HostelsClub's Membership Card). We suggest you start your search for the best possible Eurovision Lisbon accommodation option for your needs starting from the booking form below. Lisbon and its Eurovision Song Contest 2018 fun await your arrival!