The official fan zone of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Eurovision Village, opened at 12 p.m. on Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv’s main road.
While Kyiv, as a host city, will have five Eurovision fan zones, only the Eurovision Village is considered an official fan zone that will have the live broadcasts of the contest’s semi-finals (May 9 and May 11) and final (May 13) on its two screens.
The fan zone that takes most of Khreshchatyk Street is centered around a large stage where Ukrainian bands and Eurovision contestants will give music performances in the evenings. It also features a food court with various meals, soft drinks, and beer.
The entrance to the fan zone is free, but visitors must go through the metal detectors and have their bags checked. The organizers expect around 20,000 people to visit the Eurovision Village daily.
The Eurovision Village will be open on May 4-14 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will stay open later on the days of the contests.