For every Eurovision fan in London, the 2nd of April has been highlighted in every possible rainbow color. The London Eurovision Party is returning for its tenth edition with a sparkling line up.
A sell out for a Eurovision decade in London
It’s one of the biggest Eurovision parties being held. Just a few hours ago, the event sold it’s few remaining tickets, in no more than 10 minutes, with much interest.
Just a few hours ago, the event sold it’s few remaining tickets, in no more than 10 minutes, with much interest and anticipation (believe us, we were part of trying to get a ticket at the last minute). The Eurovision community in the United Kingdom is well and truly alive, and it’s set to throw a spectacular birthday party for the event, which is in its 10th year.
As per tradition, LEP is welcoming several Eurovision artists from the past and the present to Cafe de Paris, the glitzy Leicester Square nightclub. The club is a fitting location for the event and has a Eurovision link itself. In 2015, the club was the film location for Electro Velvet, the duo, who represented the United Kingdom in Vienna, Austria.
Returning as well is the ever so gracious host Nicki French, who represented the UK herself in 2000. The singer and presenter will once again treat the audience to her 2000 entry Don’t Play That Song Again and a set glamorous costume changes, only Cher or Lady Gaga would be jealous of. The LEP guys know how to do it in style.
But Nicki better watch out, because her line-up is set to be very impressive with a good amount of divas making an appearance.No less than three Eurovision winners have been confirmed to return for the birthday celebrations; Eurovision’s 1992 Linda Martin (Ireland), 2004 Ruslana (Ukraine) and 2014’s winner Conchita Wurst (Austria) are ready to reprise their winning songs and bring Diva Power back.
They will also be joined by contestants from the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, which is held in Kyiv, Ukraine. Delegations from
Ukraine, Austria, Bulgaria, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Slovenia are only a few of the 21 confirmed performers so far. The organizers also managed to bring in an exclusive, with Belgium attending the event for the very first time. The Danish delegation is also marking their return. In 2013, they took part in the event as well, winning the competition eventually in Malmo, Sweden. Completing the field are the participants for the big five financial contributors, who are already qualified for the grand final; Spain, France, Germany, the big favorite to win Italy and UK‘s own act, Lucie Jones are all set to make their stamp on the event. The full line-up can be found here.
The night promises to be a sparkling spectacle full of Eurovision hits and a chance to meet the artists and their own back catalog. With a sold out crowd, this is a party we wouldn’t want to miss.
Make sure to keep an eye out on our website for interviews with the organizers, artists. In the mean time have a look back at some of last years’ highlights below: