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Just two days until our fifth birthday!

magnus-carlsson_webbIt’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!

You can keep up to date with news about the event on Facebook and Twitter. See you all on Friday!

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Don’t go to Gamla Stan, go to the RVT!

magnusEurofest is turning five years’ old and on Friday 13 January we’re celebrating with a Swedish schlager superstar!

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.

“The year that schlager died”? Nonsense!

DQ Promo PhotoHave we all got over our Post-Eurovision Depression yet? Either way, what better way to keep the Eurovision fun going than to party the night away to your favourite Eurovision and schlager tunes!

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.

Sestre are flying in for the next Eurofest!

Sestre croppedHappy new year (that’s happy new Eurovision year of course)! September marks the start of a new Eurovision year, and already countries have started choosing their song for 2016. The Dutch have certainly wasted no time in choosing their artist, Douwe Bob, to represent them in Stockholm.

The wheels are in motion for our next Eurofest on Friday 13 November, as ever at London’s historic (and now Grade II listed) Royal Vauxhall Tavern. As well as the usual six hours of Eurovision and Europop from our trio of fab DJs Dave Simmons, Don Grant and John Hagley, we’ve got another fab trio as our live act.

Flying in from Ljubljana will be Sestre, who represented Slovenia in Eurovision 2002! Marlenna, Emperatrizz, and Daphne took to the stage in Tallinn with the unforgettable “Samo Ljubezen“. No one can forget their glamorous red flight attendant outfits and striking red lipstick!

Since then they’ve performed all over Europe, including an appearance on the UK’s notorious “Eurotrash” show, and we’re expecting a memorable performance from them at Eurofest.

As ever, doors will open at 9pm and we charge the bargain price of £5 admission before 10.30pm and £8 after.

You can keep up to date on Facebook by signing up to our event page.

Just three days to go!

The next Eurofest is just three days away!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday evening for another fantastic night of Eurovision, Europop and schlager hits. And of course, a live performance by the amazing Linda Bengtzing!

Linda will be flying in to London especially to perform for us, and we’re looking forward to hearing all her Melodifestivalen songs – and perhaps a couple of others too.

As usual doors open at 9.00pm, and Linda will be on stage at 12midnight. If you arrive before 10.30pm you’ll get in for the bargain price of £5, with standard admission £8 – great value for seeing a schlager superstar live!

On Facebook we asked you which of Linda’s MF songs you liked best and “Jag ljuger så bra” came out top, so here’s a video of that to get you in the mood for Eurofest. See you all on Friday!

We’re back with a Bengtzing!

Fresh from hosting Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, and doing a packed out night in the lead-up to the contest in Copenhagen, Eurofest is back for the summer.

And we’ve got a Schlager superstar for you!

We’re really excited to announce that our live act for summer Eurofest will be none other than the amazing Linda Bengtzing!

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Linda is a massive Eurovision fan favourite, and her UK fans have been waiting for years to see her perform live. She has taken part in Melodifestivalen five times, reaching the final on four occasions, as well as having several top 10 hits in Sweden. Her songs including Alla Flickor and Jag Ljuger Så Bra are always sure to fill the Eurofest dancefloor.

Once again we’ll be flying the flag for Europop all night long with six hours of Euro-tastic music, provided by our DJs Don Grant, John Hagley, and the UK’s leading Eurovision DJ Dave Simmons.

It all takes place as ever at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern, from 9pm on Friday 8 August.

Tickets are on the door only – £5 before 10.30pm, £8 afterwards.

Get ready for another night of Euphoria!

The Queen is coming

Thank you to all of you who came up with some great suggestions for future Eurofest acts. We hope you’ll be happy when we tell you that Eurofest’s next live act on Friday 8 November at London’s RVT will the fabulous…….Velvet!Velvet

The Scandipop queen has had a string of Top 10 hits in her native Sweden and across Europe. Her first hit, “Rock Down To (Electric Avenue)” was number one in the Swedish Dance Chart for an amazing 22 weeks! Velvet has taken part in Melodifestivalen, Scandinavia’s biggest television show, three times with “Mi Amore” in 2006, “Déjà vu” in 2008 and “The Queen” in 2009.

And of course in addition to our amazing live act we’ll have six hours of the best Eurovision and Europop, provided by our very own DJ’s Don Grant, John Hagley and the UK’s leading Eurovision DJ, Dave Simmons. Between them they’ll be bringing over 25 years’ experience of playing all things Eurovision.

Tickets as ever are on the door only, with a standard price of £8 (discount prince £5 before 11pm with one flyer per person.

Spread the word, tell your friends – and keep up to date by checking the event page on Facebook.