Tel Aviv to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Long-running musical event will take place in Tel Aviv for the first time ever after Israel won last year's competition.

Tel Aviv (image: iStock)
Tel Aviv (image: iStock)

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Tel Aviv, at the EXPO Tel Aviv International Convention Center.

It is the first time that Tel Aviv has hosted the show. Three events will take place there - two semifinals and the live televised final, watched by millions.

Tel Aviv is thought of as Israel's financial and cultural centre; an international hub of art, creativity, commerce and trade.

The mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ron Huldai said: "The city of Tel Aviv-Yafo is delighted to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision is a perfect fit for our city, which has been internationally acclaimed for its vibrant energy, creative spirit, its lively cultural scene and its celebration of freedom."

Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in two decades on May 12 this year when Netta Barzilai snagged first place with ‘Toy’.

According to data gathered from previous host cities; around 20,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Tel Aviv and the city will gain an estimated £21m in revenue.

Eytan Schwartz, CEO, Tel Aviv Global & Tourism: "Tel Aviv is eager and ready as ever to host large events, and the Eurovision Song Contest is a fantastic opportunity to expose our city.

"The contest will take place at the Tel Aviv Expo - Israel's largest and most sophisticated venue - and the other events will show the unparalleled variety of cool, fun, energetic and unique locations that make our city the perfect destination for all purposes. Let the countdown begin!"


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