Saturday, May 6, 2017

On Sunday, May 7, the official opening ceremony of the international Eurovision Song Contest-2017 will be held in Kiev.

On Sunday, May 7, the official opening ceremony of the international Eurovision Song Contest-2017 will be held in Kiev.

The ceremony starts on May 7 at 17.00. The final of the contest will be held on May 13.
The event will be held at the International Exhibition Center, the largest exhibition facility in Ukraine. This is a permanent venue for international business and exhibition events. The complex is located near the metro station "left bank" at Brovarsky Avenue.
In the center of Kiev - on Khreshchatyk - the fan zone of the contest is open, where the audience can watch the singers' performances on the big screen.
The area of the official fan zone is 13 thousand square meters. . It will run daily from 12:00 to 22:00, and on the day of the semifinals and finals - until the end of the show.
In addition, Eurovision Village has established the second largest stage of the song contest after the arena in the ICC. In the town there will be contestants of Eurovision-2017 and Ukrainian performers.
During the Eurovision Week in the fan zone on Khreshchatyk there will be performances of Ukrainian and foreign artists, an active entertainment program, as well as many other accompanying events. On two large screens will be broadcast live song contest from the main arena in the capital's IEC, "the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine reported.
Logo of the contest - "Necklace" - Ukrainian necklace. With the help of bright colors and catchy patterns, the designers gave the traditional decoration a modern look.  Each bead is made in a special style, which is the main message of the competition: we are unique, but we all have a love for music.
"Celebrate Diversity" is the central message of this year's competition, and is complemented by the creative design of the logo. October 31, 2016 it was announced that 43 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
The guests of the contest will be expected to be present at three locations, in particular, in the arrivals zone, the press communication area, and in the fan zone, the creative supervisor of the contest in Kiev Sergey Proskurnya told journalists.
The budget of the events organized for the opening is almost 2.5 million hryvnia.
The events that will be held in the "Parkovom" (Congress and Exhibition Center) on the red carpet and on Constitution Square have already entered the budget, namely 2 million 492 thousand hryvnia.
This fully covers the director's, technical (expenses), as well as installations at the event, "said Andrei Jedzhula, whose company is a contractor for the organization of events for the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest.
As is known, by the beginning of the opening of the competition, the reconstruction of the "Levoberezhnaya" metro station was completed, light and musical fountains were started, the People's Friendship Arch was painted on the European Square and the restored Postal Area was opened.
A river tram from the Post Square to the Left Bank to the International Exhibition Center will begin to travel on May 8.
For the duration of Eurovision in Kiev will prolong the work of the underground, funicular and land transport.
Work of transport in Kiev during the Eurovision 2017: 
In particular, the metro, trolley-buses, trams, buses and buses at night will work like this: from 8 to 9 and from 10 to 11 May - longer for 1 hour; From 9 to 10 and from 11 to 12 May - for 2 hours; From 12 to 13 and from 13 to 14 May - for 3 hours.
The funicular will also be prolonged: on the night of 8 to 9 May and from 10 to 11 May to 00:30; From 9 to 10 May and from 11 to 12 May to 1:30; From 12 to 13 May and from 13 to 14 May to 2:30.
As you know, the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Kiev (Ukraine) after the victory of the ukrainian singer of the Crimean Tatar nationality Jamala with the song "1944" - at the previous Eurovision Song Contest-2016, held in Stockholm, Sweden.
Ukraine will host the contest for the second time - the first time it was in 2005 after the victory of the Ukrainian singer Ruslana at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turkey with the song "Wild Dances".

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