EBU today unveiled the calendar of rehearsals and official events of Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

It is about two weeks full of rehearsals, press conferences and parties that will take place in the city of Lisbon. And everything starts from  tomorrow. 

Sunday, April 29

Opening of the Press Center

Closed-door testing:

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.: Azerbaijan

10:40 – 11:10: Iceland

11:20 – 11:50: Albania

12:00 – 12:30: Belgium

13:40 – 14:10: Czech Republic

14:20 – 14:50: Lithuania

15:00-15:30: Israel 

16:00 – 16:30: Belarus

16:40 – 17:10: Estonia

17:20 – 17:50: Bulgaria

Meet & Greet: 10:30 – 20:15

Monday, April 30

Closed-door testing:

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.: FYR Macedonia

10:40 a.m. 11:10 am Croatia

11:20 – 11:50: Austria

12:00 – 12:30: Greece

13:40 – 14:10: Finland

14:20 – 14:50: Armenia

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

16:00 – 16:30: Ireland

16:40 – 17:10: Cyprus

Meet & Greet: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1

Closed-door testing:

10:00 – 10:30 : Norway 

10:40 – 11:10 : Romania

11:20 – 11:50: Serbia

12:00 – 12:30: San Marino

13:40 – 14:10: Denmark

14:20 – 14:50: Russia

15:00-15:30: 3:00: Moldova 

16:00 – 16:30: Netherlands

16:40 – 17:10: Australia

Meet & Greet: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2

Closed-door testing:

10:00 – 10:30: Georgia

10:40- 11:10 : Poland 

11:20 – 11:50: Malta

12:00 – 12:30: Hungary

13:40 – 14:10: Latvia

14:20 – 14:50: Sweden

15:00- 15:30: Montenegro 

16:00 – 16:30: Slovenia

16:40 – 17:10: Ukraine

Meet & Greet: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 3

Press Conferences:

10:00 a.m.-10: 20: Azerbaijan

10:25 -10: 45: Iceland

10:50 -11: 10: Albania

11:15 -11: 35: Belgium

11:40 a.m. – Czech Republic

13:05 – 13:25: Lithuania

13:30 – 13:50: Israel

13:55 – 14:15: Belarus

14:20 – 14:40: Estonia

14:45 – 15:05: Bulgaria

15:30 – 15:50: FYR Macedonia

15:55 – 16:15: Croatia

16:20 – 16:40: Austria

16:45 – 17:05: Greece

17:10 – 17:30: Finland

The Press Conferences: 11:05 – 18:35

Friday, May 4

Press Conferences:

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 p.m. Armenia

10:25 – 10:45: Switzerland

10:50 – 11:10: Ireland

11:15 – 11:35: Cyprus

11:40- 12:00: Norway

13:05 – 13:25: Romania

13:30 – 13:50: Serbia

13:55 – 14:15: San Marino

14:20 – 14:40: Denmark

The Press Conferences: 11:05 – 3:45 p.m.

Closed-door testing:

15:05 – 15:35: Portugal

15:40 – 16:10: United Kingdom

16:15 – 16:45: Spain

16:50 – 17:20: Germany

18:25 – 18:55: Italy

19:00- 19:00: France 

Meet & Greet: 16:05 – 21:50

Press Conference of the Presenters: 16:00

Opening of Eurovision Village: 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 5

Press Conferences:

10: 00-10: 20: Russia

10:25 – 10:45 : Moldova

10:50 – 11:10: Netherlands

11:15 – 11:35: Australia

11:40- 12:00: Georgia

13:05 – 13:25: Poland

13:30 – 13:50: Malta

13:55 – 14:15: Hungary

14:20 – 14:40: Latvia

14:45 – 15:05: Sweden

15:30 – 15:00: Montenegro

15:55 – 16:15: Slovenia

16:20 – 16:40 Ukraine

The Press Conferences: 11:05 – 17:45

Sunday, May 6

Press Conferences:

10:00 – 10:20 Portugal

10:25 – 10:45: UK

10:50 – 11:10: Spain

11:15 – 11:35: Germany

11:40- 11:00:  France

12:05 – 12:25: Italy

The Press Conferences: 11:05 – 13:30

Opening Ceremony (includes Blue Carpet): 5:00 p.m.

Opening of Euroclub

Monday, May 7

14:00 – 16:25: First rehearsal of the 1st semifinal (open to the press)

20:00 – 22:10: General rehearsal of the 1st semifinal (Jury Show)

Tuesday, May 8

14:00 – 16:10: Third rehearsal of the 1st semifinal (Family Show)

20:00 – 22:10: 1st semifinal (Live Show)

Press conference of the

Australia’s party at its embassy in Lisbon (for guests only)

Wednesday, May 9

14:00 – 16:25: First rehearsal of the 2nd semifinal (open to the press)

20:00 – 22:10: General rehearsal of the 2nd semifinal (Jury Show)

EBU and RTP Press Conference: 5:00 p.m.

Press Conference JESC2018: 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 10

14:00 – 16:10: Third rehearsal of the second semifinal (Family Show)

20:00 – 22:10: 2.ª semifinal (Live Show)

Friday, May 11

13:00 – 16:00: First rehearsal of the grand final (open to the press)

20:00 – 23:30: General rehearsal of the grand finale (Jury Show)

Press Conference of the BIG5 and Portugal: 16:20

Saturday, May 12

12:30 – 16:15: Third rehearsal of the grand finale (Family Show)

20:00 – 23:30: Grande final (Live Show)