Our next Eurofest will be our 30th edition – and we’ve decided to party in style!
We are proud and excited to be bringing to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London the “people’s choice” of Eurovision 2019, the fabulous KEiiNO, on Friday 8th November.
The Norwegian trio have been the ultimate fan favourite, winning this year’s televote, with the brilliant “Spirit in the Sky” and they will be bringing their spectacular show to the RVT stage.
But that’s not all….!
Eurofest is delighted to be hosting the return of the Second Cherry contest – a celebration of songs that competed in contests across Europe for the chance to represent their countries at Eurovision – but failed. Second Cherry is their second chance; a second bite of the cherry.
After a few years hiatus, the Second Cherry team are back for 2019 accompanied by a podcast and they will be hosting the live ‘final’ at the start of Eurofest (7:45-10pm).
The audience on the night will vote as juries and form 50% of the vote. The other 50% will be from an online vote of the Second Cherry podcast listeners. Turn up, enjoy the show, vote, and then party!
Plus of course all the best Eurovision, Europop and Schlager hits and remixes from our team of DJs Don Grant, John Hagley and Dave Simmons.
Tickets are on sale now. There are two categories of ticket:
- one allows entry ALL EVENING FROM 7PM, giving you Second Cherry, Eurofest and KEiiNO;
- one allows entry AFTER 10pm, to ensure you get Eurofest and of course KEiiNO
Both priced at £10, the two categories are purely to manage numbers at Second Cherry.
After our summer break, Eurofest is back for the autumn! And who better to get the party started again than one of the biggest Eurovision fan favourites of recent years, Poli Genova!
The Bulgarian diva has represented her country on two occasions. Firstly with “Na Inat” back in 2011, which was cruelly robbed of a place in the final. And then with the poptastic “If Love Was A Crime” in 2016 in Stockholm which finished a fantastic fourth in the final, Bulgaria’s best ever result at the time. Her hit charted in 26 countries and has streamed over three MILLION times.
As well as a live appearance from Poli we will of course be playing the best in Eurovision, Europop and Schlager hits and remixes from our ever-wonderful team of DJs: John Hagley, Don Grant and Dave Simmons.
Tickets on sale now for £8 (plus booking fee) in advance, or £10 on the door if their are still tickets available.
Thanks to our friends at Boom-Bang-A-Bang you’ll get to watch the videos from all 43 countries heading to Ukraine in May, and then award your Douze Points to your favourite!
And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a special guest later in the evening – ooh la la, it’s Dinah Nah! Fresh from this year’s Melodifestivalen, the Stockholm star will be joining us live on stage at midnight performing her fan favourites “Make Me (La La La)” and “One More Night”.
Plus of course all the biggest Eurovision and Schlager hits and remixes from DJ’s Don Grant and John Hagley.
For the preview show, doors open from 7pm, and the show kicks off at 8pm prompt. Get there early to get a front row seat! Tickets for the preview show only available online for just £6.
If you want to save all the songs until May then you’re welcome to join us from 10pm onwards and pay £8 on the door as usual.
Let’s make it a Good Friday to remember!
It’s just two days to go until Eurofest’s fifth birthday event! And it’s proving to be one of our most popular events ever, with all pre-sale tickets having sold out. We will have around 50 tickets left for sale on the door on a first come, first served basis. So get yourself to the RVT in good time on Friday if you don’t already have a ticket.
As well as the six hours of Eurovision and schlager hits and remixes, we are of course mega excited to have a live performance from the fabulous Magnus Carlsson. Magnus is quite simply Melodifestivalen royalty having performed in the show an amazing eight times! We know he will put on a great show for us.
So let’s hope the snow stays away on Friday and we can get the 2017 Eurovision year off to a great start!
Back in January 2012 London hadn’t yet hosted the Olympics, Loreen was yet to win Eurovision and Brexit was just a twinkle in David Cameron’s eye. Five years on much has changed in the world, but after 20 (!) Eurofests one thing remains the same – our love of all things Eurovision and Schlager!
To help us celebrate in style, flying in from Stockholm is schlager superstar Magnus Carlsson. Magnus has taken part in Melodifestivalen an amazing eight times with Alcazar, Barbados and as a solo artist, most recently in 2015 with the fabulous “Möt mig i Gamla Stan”.
As ever we’re at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and we’ll be flying the flag for Eurovision all night long with six hours of Eurotastic hits and remixes, provided by the UK’s leading Eurovision DJs Dave Simmons, Don Grant and John Hagley.
Tickets are available from here at £6 (+£0.60 booking fee) if bought in advance, or £8 on the night. Doors will open at 9pm and we will be partying away until 3am.
A few Drama Queens have claimed that 2016 was the year schlager died (yes Christer Bjorkman, we’re looking at you). To prove them wrong and to keep the schlager flame burning bright we’re hosting a summer schlager special on Friday 22 July! Our Eurotastic DJs Dave Simmons, Don Grant and John Hagley will be playing loads of schlager and scandipop favourites, old and new, so we can dance the night away. And top it all off, we have a live performance from the schlagertastic DQ!
DQ represented Denmark at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest with “Drama Queen”, and continues to perform around Europe. As well as “Drama Queen”, DQ will be singing other classics from Eurovisions past. Hopefully there’s enough space on the flight from Copenhagen for her feathered headdress and all her costumes!
So get ready for an evening of key changes, impassioned dance moves and pretending we know the words to Shirley Clamp’s songs.
Doors open at 9pm and admission is just £5 before 10.30pm and £8 afterwards, and we’ll be dancing the night away until 3am.
We are once again teaming up with Manchester’s ever-popular Boom-Bang-a-Bang party for the UK’s biggest Eurovision preview night featuring all the songs taking part in this year’s contest.
You’ll get to watch the videos from all 43 countries (don’t worry, the bar is open throughout!) heading to Stockholm in May, and then award your Douze Points to your favourite.
And this year we have a celebrity host! The fabulous Martin Fitch, Poland’s representative in 2010, will be joining us fresh from his starring role in teh Vauxhall Tavern’s 2015 Christmas Panto, “Charming Dick”.
Plus, as a special guest, we’re proud to present Karl William Lund. Karl took part in this year’s UK national final, “Eurovision: You Decide” with his anthemic song “Miracle”, which beat hundreds of competitors to be the choice of the UK’s Eurovision fan club, OGAE. Even though he didn’t win the ticket to Stockholm, he became an instant hit with fans and we are delighted to bring him to the Eurofest stage.
And, as if that wasn’t enough fun for one evening, we’ll have four hours of Eurovision hits and remixes from the UK’s leading Eurovision DJs Dave Simmons, Don Grant and John Hagley. Schlagertastic!
For the preview show, doors open from 7pm, and the show kicks off at 8pm prompt. Get there early to get a front row seat! The preview show will be by ticket in advance at tiny.cc/europreview (£6 plus 60p booking fee), and only available on the door if there are any tickets left. We’ve sold out for the last two years so don’t say we didn’t warn you!
If you want to save all the songs until May then you’re welcome to join us from 11pm onwards and pay £8 on the door as usual.