Today date and arena was finally confirmed.
We are very pleased to announce that RTP will be hosting the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Both the City and the venue have presented exemplary proposals, and we look forward to working together to make Portugal’s first ever Eurovision the most exciting one yet. We would like to congratulate RTP on their professional and detailed assessments of all the bids.
– Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest
The two semi-finals for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on the 8th and 10th of May 2018, with the Grand Final being held two days later, on Saturday the 12th of May.
Just as expected, the MEO Arena (Originally Pavilhão Atlântico) in the capital, Lisbon will host the event. MEO is the largest arena in the country with a capacity of up to 20,000 people.