Eurovision tickets sell out in 90 minutes on Ticketmaster!

Tickets to the final sold out in 36 minutes!

Grand final tickets sold out inside 36 minutes on Tuesday. Around an hour later organisers said the other public shows were also fully booked.

Tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool in May sold out in 90 minutes after huge demand.

There will be six public dress rehearsals, as well as two live televised semi-finals and the final.

Fans across Europe faced long queues on the Ticketmaster UK website in the hope of securing a spot at one of the shows.

This will be the first time the UK has hosted the contest for 25 years, and it is doing so on behalf of 2022 winners Ukraine.

Even the Eurovision opening host posted on Twitter saying she was unable to get tickets to the grand final.

A spokesperson for the BBC who are organising the event said: "As expected, demand for Eurovision Song Contest tickets was extremely high and tickets for all nine shows sold out in 90 minutes. Congratulations to those who secured their seats to Liverpool Arena in May. We are now looking forward to putting on a brilliant show for our global TV audience and those watching on TV in the UK."

According to the broadcaster, this is believed to be the first time all nine shows have sold out on the first day.

About 6,000 tickets were on sale for each show - lower than the arena's 11,000 capacity because of the size of the set and the requirements of such a large-scale TV broadcast.

Standard ticket prices ranged from £30 to £380. Some tickets soon appeared on secondary ticketing sites, such as Viagogo, for around £9,000.

However, fans have been warned to be cautious about buying from unofficial resellers, as the tickets may not be genuine.

Last month, it was announced that 3,000 tickets would be distributed to Ukrainians living in the UK through a ticket ballot, at a subsidised price of £20.

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