The Eurovision Village is officially back for another edition in 2022 – in Turin, Italy! The Fondazione per la Cultura Torino will organise the event, and they have promised that a full program of events will be available at the end of April! However, more details have recently come to light. In short, it will span for 8 days, showcase over 200 artists and culminate in 40 hours of shows.
About the Eurovision Village
The Eurovision Village, fondly known as the Eurovillage, has, in previous years, been a famous spot for Eurovision fans to enjoy everything that the particular host city has to offer. This has previously involved the opportunity to watch the Eurovision artists themselves perform – for free! In fact, large screens will also be set up so that visitors can watch a live broadcast of the shows. This includes both Semi-Finals and the Grand Final of the 2022 Eurovison Song Contest. However, it also allows artists, particularly those in their home country or city, to showcase their talents to world. Let’s see what Italy has in store for us. After COVID-19 forced the 2021 Eurovision Village to go virtual, fans will clearly welcome the return of the much-loved tradition in person.
The 2022 edition
Earlier this week, many details were revealed about the Eurovision Village in 2022, which is set to take place in the Parco del Valentino. This location is Turin’s oldest, and second-largest public park. It first opened in 1856, and boasts an impressive 50.5 hectares. Come May, it will be filled up by over 20,000 Eurovision fans.
This year, gates will be open to the public from Saturday 7 May until Saturday 14 May. The Eurovision Village offers an accessible experience for all Eurovision fans. It is predominantly open to anyone who wishes to immerse themselves in the madness that is Eurovision week! Whether you are a Eurovision newbie, or a hardcore Eurofan, organisers have promised an atmosphere to remember.
The Deputy Mayor for Culture, Rosanna Purchia, was full of praise and excitement about the Eurovision village boosting the city of Turin:
“We want to promote the strong artistic vocation of the city to liven up and turn the lights on our territory, in the name of peace. The voice of the youth will be the symbol of hope in our future”.Deputy Mayor for Culture, Rosanna Purchia (via Eurovision.tv)
From 17:00 CEST each day, over 200 sponsors, speakers and performers will pass through the Parco del Valentino. The city will be exposed to over 40 hours of shows and concerts that demonstrates all music – whether it be rock, pop, folk or electronic music.
The Eurovision Village in 2022 is following suit from the 2018 and 2019 editions, held in Lisbon, Portugal and Tel Aviv, Israel respectively. There will be a daily program that adheres to different themes. These include:
- 7 May – Peace, where emerging artists will provide testimonies and concerts against war
- 8 May – Civil Rights and LGBTQ+, celebrated by artists from all over Italy
- 9 May – Europe Day, marking the 1950 declaration by Robert Schuman to build peaceful relations after the two world wars
- 11 May – ‘Torino Calling’ Day – showcasing the artistic community of Turin, alongside national and international stars
- 13 May – World Music, where fans can experience a very diverse range of music from Turin-based and worldwide artists
Events on the remaining days will be taken up by the excitement and broadcast of the two Semi-Finals and Grand Final on May 10, 12 and 14 respectively.
Some of the artists set to perform include Turin-based stage and comedy band Bandakadabra, and The Sweet Life Society Band. You can read more about the artists and events scheduled here!
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