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Where to see this week’s 60th Anniversary show

The Eurovision 60th Anniversary live concert is just three days away, taking place at London’s Eventim Apollo on Tuesday night. The 90 minute show will take a look back at some of the most iconic, memorable entries with live performances from some of the contest’s biggest names.

The show is being produced by the BBC and will be hosted by the UK’s grand final commentator Graham Norton as well as host of the 2013 contest, Sweden’s Petra Mede. The official line up of artists to perform was announced last month and consists of:

  • Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014)
    Source: David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters
    Source: David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters
  • Herreys (Sweden 1984)
  • Natasha St-Pier (France 2001)
  • Emmelie De Forest (Denmark 2013)
  • Lordi (Finland 2006)
  • Nicole (Germany 1982)
  • Johnny Logan (Ireland 1980/1987)
  • Rosa Lopez (Spain 2002)
  • Anne-Marie David (Luxembourg 1973/France 1979)
  • Olsen Brothers (Denmark 2000)
  • Loreen (Sweden 2012)
  • Brotherhood of Man (United Kingdom 1976)
  • Dima Bilan (Russia 2006/2008)
  • Dana International (Israel 1998)
  • Bobbysocks (Norway 1985)

Whilst tickets for the show are no longer available, fans won’t have to wait too long in order to see the celebratory concert with the first broadcast of the show due to be shown on UK television this coming Friday. It will then be broadcast around Europe throughout April and in the run up to this year’s contest itself. See the table below for a list of confirmed channels and timings.

Austria ORF Eins 22nd May TBA
Australia SBS One TBA TBA  
Belgium VRT 4th April 19:45 19:45
Bulgaria BNT 1 TBA TBA  
Finland YLE Fem 4th April 21:50 20:50
YLE 2 11th April 19:10 18:10
France France 2 TBA TBA
Ireland RTE 2 3rd April 21:00 22:00
Iceland RUV 4th April 20:10 21:10
Israel Channel 1 11th April 22:00 20.00
Norway NRK 1 4th April 19:55 19:55
Portugal RTP 1 TBA TBA
Romania TVR 1 TBA TBA
Russia Channel One 5th April 22:30 20:30
Slovenia TVSLO 1 TBA TBA
Spain La 1 TBA TBA
Switzerland SRF 1 TBA TBA
Sweden SVT 1 4th April 21:50 21:50
SVT World 4th April 21:50 21:50
United Kingdom BBC One 3rd April 21:00 22:00

SVT’s coverage will include a backstage show prior to the concert, hosted by Sarah Dawn Finer and Christer Björkman.  This will include interviews with several of the performing artists and an appearance from Lynda Woodruff!
Whilst the show is not due to be shown in many countries that usually broadcast the contest, those wanting to see the show may be able to watch through a worldwide live stream of a broadcasters channel such as NERIT or BNT.
Watch the BBC’s trailer for the anniversary concert below:

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