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  • Writer's pictureFord Carter

Turin announced as host city of Eurovision 2022

It’s official! We have our host city for Eurovision 2022, and it’s Turin!

The host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was officially announced by Italian host broadcaster RAI and the EBU. Turin has been selected to host the Contest at Pala Alpitour.

The contest will run from 10-14 May 2022 in Europe, with Australian dates to be: first semi-final on 11 May, the second semi-final on 13 May, and the Grand Final on 15 May, 2022 (Australian time).

After starting with 17 bidding potential host cities, RAI whittled the playing field down to 11, and then to five, before announcing Turin had won the bid to host.

Turin is a city of just under 850,000 people, located in the extreme north-west of Italy, closely bordering the neighbouring countries of France and Switzerland.

The Pala Alpitour is an indoor arena with an end-stage concert capacity of over 13,000 fans, making it one of Italy’s most-booked venues for large-scale concerts.

In order to be selected as the host city, RAI set out the following criteria for host city to meet:

  • An international airport within 90 minutes from the city

  • More than 2,000 hotel rooms close to the arena

  • An audience capacity in the arena of at least 8,000 to 10,000

  • The arena must have air conditioning, requirements for broadcast production and space for a press centre, delegation spaces, artists and staff facilities, dressing rooms, audience and hospitality facilities.

  • Exclusively available for six weeks before the event, two weeks during the show in May and a week after the event

Italy earned the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 after rock group Måneskin won the 2021 competition in Rotterdam with their song ‘Zitti e buoni’. Tickets are set to go on sale later this year.


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