Eurovision 2019 tel aviv

EUROVISION 2019: EVERYTHING ABOUT THE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND TEL AVIV

If there is something that makes us feel nostalgic, it is the Eurovision song festival 2019. It is definitely one of the most important musical events of the year in which emerging singers confront each other in a musical battle for the glory of their country.

As Netta was the winner in 2018, this year the gala will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is one of the most modern and vibrant cities in the world and also it has a Mediterranean beach to chill.

Whether you are preparing your trip to Tel Aviv to live it in person or you just want to follow the festival, we will tell you about both things. Here we include the Eurovision 2019 dates, the locations and the events. In addition, we will tell you what to do in Tel Aviv. And also how to enjoy the festival if you are lucky enough to attend. This edition will be also special because Madonna will attend to Eurovision as a guest to sing a couple of songs.

Presumably, there will be large crowds in a city that is already touristy. Therefore, we recommend you to use Wave Let’s Meet. It is a free app where you can share your location in real time with your friends and make sure you do not get lost.

In addition, the app comes with a GPS navigator and a direct access to Uber. The app has a chat in which to share images, messages and voice notes, a plus to organize your group trip to Eurovision 2019. It is available for iOS and Android.

WHEN IS EUROVISION 2019?

  •        On May 14 the festival begins and ends on May 18.
  •        The first semi-final will be on May 14 at 22:00 IDT.
  •        The second semi-final will be on 16 May 2019 at 22:00 IDT.
  •        The final will be on May 18 at 9:00 p.m. IDT.

WHO WILL SING IN THE SEMI FINAL OF EUROVISION?

  1. Cyprus – Tamta with Replay
  2. Montenegro – D mol with Heaven
  3. Finland – Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman with Look Away
  4. Poland – Tulia with Fire of Love (Pali się)
  5. Slovenia – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with Sebi
  6. Czech Republic – Lake Malawi with Friend Of A Friend
  7. Hungary – Joci Pápa with Az Én Apám
  8. Belarus – ZENA with Like It
  9. Serbia – Nevene Božović with Kruna
  10. Belgium – Eliot with Wake Up
  11. Georgia – Oto Nemsadze with Keep On Going
  12. Australia – Kate Miller-Heidke with Zero Gravity
  13. Iceland – Hatari with Hatrið mun sigra
  14. Estonia – Victor Crone with Storm
  15. Portugal – Conan Osiris with Telemóveis
  16. Greece – Katerine Duska with Better Love
  17. San Marino – Serhat with Say Na Na Na

HISTORY OF EUROVISION

How has an international song festival like Eurovision become one of the events of the year? Let’s briefly review its story.

After the fateful Second World War the European powers worked together for peace. It was then thought that a television festival would be the best of the ambassadors of this new united Europe. For this reason, a television network was created whose main task would be to organize the festival.

In the beginning, the ‘Big Five’ along with the countries in western Europe participated. The big Five are Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. As the years have passed the number of participants has risen to 41.

HOW DOES EUROVISION WORK?

The festival is summarized in two major events, the semi final, splitted in two days, and the final. Only the countries that have gone through a first filter, in addition to the Big Five and the host country, arrive at the semi final. In the final the 35 winners face each other in a musical battle in which the jury of all Europe and the judges vote.

In this edition of Eurovision 2019, the score of each artist in ascending order will be made public for the first time, until finishing with the winner.

The winner is then announced and rewarded with a crystal microphone. Also, with a promise of success in his or her artistic career. Usually, his/her country is the host country for the event the following year.

HOW  TO ACQUIRE THE TICKETS FOR EUROVISION 2019?

Buying tickets for the venue is a difficult task, especially for attending the final. The first round of tickets are sold, though.

In the upcoming months the organization will sell the rest of them. Everything is on the free Eurovision app. that is available for free for iOS and Android.

WHERE TO ENJOY EUROVISION IN TEL AVIV?

Eurovision 2019 will be officially held at the Tel Aviv Convention Center Arena.

However, throughout the city we can enjoy screens, events and music as in the Eurovision villa, in the Charles Clore park. The introduction of the artists will be in the Habima square. For the biggest fans, the Euroclub and Euro Fan Cafe clubs will offer special related events.

WHAT TO DO IN TEL AVIV DURING OUR TRIP TO EUROVISION 2019?

Tel Aviv is one of the most avant-garde and eclectic cities in Asia, with influences from Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. It has a modernist and vibrant atmosphere, even hipster in many neighborhoods such as Neve Tzedek. There it is common to get lost among cafes, pubs, art galleries and cozy bookstores.

Once we walk and chill a bit, we can enjoy an exciting nightlife with travelers from all countries to celebrate our arrival to Eurovision.

During the day, it is necessary to visit the White City, a set of streets with light colored buildings and architecture of the Bauhaus. That is a German architectural school that the Jews who resided in the country before the world war brought to their new home in Israel.  

As a particularity, these are slightly different from their brothers in Europe. They have more terraces and fewer windows to adapt to the tremendous heat of Israel. We can go to the neighborhood from Allenby Street or from Gvirol Street.

Continuing through the white neighborhood to the east, we will reach the Mediterranean coast, where we can take a bath to cool off after our tour. This area, which also houses the marina, is a vibrant and commercial area, full of cafes, souvenir stalls and, of course, beaches.

Another thing that we can not miss in our trip to Eurovision in Tel Aviv is a walk through the historic center, Jaffa’s Old City. There we can visit the flea market and the old alleys of the city. In addition, the Rabat square is one of the neuralgic zones of the Israeli capital.

Finally, if you are in Tel Aviv you can not miss an excursion to the ancient city of Jerusalem, you will feel in another world completely.

Best music festivals in 2018

Best music festivals of the world for all tastes

One of the things that we like the most of our free time are music festivals, where we can go crazy with our favorite bands for a few days. It does not matter if we are 20 or 30 years old, festivals are enjoyed at all ages! If you are undecided with so many options, we bring you some of the best music festivals in the world in 2018. They happen in each continent to encourage you to live an inspiring experience.

In music festivals we can meet with friends from childhood, we try new food and we see bands that we ignore. We also have some drawbacks, such as finding our small group of friends in the crowd. Don´t miss a single song looking for your friends and use Wave, a free app in which you can share your location with your friends on a shared, private map.

On Wave you can see in real time where you are, set a meeting point, navigate there, chat and share images or audios. Everything you need in one app, private of course. Now that you are ready to go, take a look at the best music festivals in the world.

MUSIC FESTIVALS IN EUROPE

Barcelona has once again proclaimed itself as the capital of electronic music in Europe with an impressive line up in its Primavera Sound. In this edition of 2018 we’ll see Björk, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, Arctic Monkeys and Migos, among others. Hurry up, there are a few tickets left for the performance on the 30th of May.

One classic. You’ll be tired of hearing it and a little angry if you’re one of the thousands of fans who have not been able to get a ticket. But it deserves to be on the list. Tomorrowland is one of the most iconic music festivals in the world. It is an authentic party that combines almost two weeks of great electronic artists with a magical and carnival atmosphere.

This year’s lineup includes Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Alesso and Charlotte de Witte. The dates are 20-22 July 2018 & 27-29. It takes place in Provinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre, Boom, Belgium.

MUSIC FESTIVALS IN NORTH AMERICA

A bit of rock and pop puts the summer soundtrack in Randalls Island, New York, with the Governors Ball concert. This music festival gathers both young and thirty-year-olds. Its line up suits all, featuring Post Malone, Slaves, Two Feet, Galantis and Eminem. The dates are 30 May – 3 June.

You may not have heard of this festival yet, but it means 10 days of camping in the forest surrounded by artists from the international scene of various styles, such as R&B, rock and pop. We are talking about the music festival FEQ in Quebeck, Canada, which this year includes on its line up The Weeknd, Lorde or Foo Figthers. The dates are from 5 – 15 July.

 MUSIC FESTIVALS IN SOUTH AMERICA

International and emerging bands of alternative rock, electronica and ppp come together in the Sonar of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will feature a line up that includes bands like MGMT, Robbie Williams, Lorde and Warpaint. It takes place on 11-12 November.

The most suitable music to move the hips to the rhythm of the purest Latin style is the music festival Do not Let Daddy Know. It takes place in Santiago de Chile, Chile. Its line up includes artists such as Nicky Romero, Blasterjaxx, Vini Vici, Sick Individuals and Sem Vox. Do not miss it and move to the tasty rhythm next June 23.

MUSIC FESTIVALS IN ASIA

The famous Ultra festival of electronic music and EDM arrives in Singapore in its 2018 edition. It counts with international artists such as Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Angello, DJ Snake and new emerging artists. A pyrotechnics party, lights and loud music that you can not miss the next June 15 and 16.

In Japan everything is done in style and proof of this is the Fuji Rock Festival. It brings together more than 200 national artists with impressive figures from the international scene. In this edition we will see artists like Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, and Patti Smith. It will take place in Naeba Ski Resort in July 27-29.

MUSIC FESTIVALS IN AFRICA

North Africa hosts one of the largest festivals in the worl. Its line up is composed by figures from electronica, EDM and dance, as well as pop, rock and R&B, among others. We are talking about the Mawazine festival in Morocco. It takes place in Rabat next to the sea. This year counts with bands like Martin Garrix, Nadia Laaroussi, Jamiroquai or The Chainsmokers. The dates are June 22-30.

One of the most recommended musical events of the year is the Nyege Nyege festival in Uganda. It is a 3-day event that brings together international and local artists of electronics, tropical rhythm and Ugandan culture. It also counts with performances by bands of percussionists, instrumentalists and mixers. In its line up there are artists such as Orchester Les Mangalepa, Sho Madjozi, Stella Chiweshe, Etran de L’Aïr and Juliana Huxtable. It will take place next September 6-9 at Nile Discovery Resort.

MUSIC FESTIVALS IN OCEANIA

Wellington Jazz Festival is one of the best jazz music festivals in the world that live in winter. This year they have invited artists such as the renowned Christian McBride, Robben Ford Workshop or Myele Manzanza. It will take place on June 6-10 in Wellington, New Zealand.

One of the most iconic festivals of the year in Australia is one of the most special you’ll ever experience. It combines a line up with international and local artists of the pop, rock, dance and R&B with comedians, artists and shows. All bring together several culture and art types in the same space. That is the Splendor in the Grass festival, in which this year we will see Kendrick Lamar, Franz Ferdinand, James Bay, Middle Kiss and others. It will take place on July 20-22 in North Byron Parklands, Australia.