Everything To Know About the 2019 Eurovision Village & EAT Festival

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Time Out Israel Editors

The highlight of the Eurovision events in Tel Aviv will be the largest Eurovision Village in the world, overlooking the Mediterranean coastline at Charles Clore Park.

The Eurovision Village will be open to the public from the afternoon until the evening and will showcase performances by Israeli artists such as Static and Ben El, Stephane Legar, Ivri Lider, and former Eurovision superstars such as Dana International and Izhar Cohen. In addition, the Semi-finals and the Final will be projected on giant screens at the Eurovision Village and visitors will be able to enjoy the sea breeze while sitting at a giant bar overlooking the sea, surrounded by remarkable light compositions, created by the official lighting partner of Eurovision; OSRAM.The annual Tel Aviv Eat Festival will also be happening alongside the Eurovision Village in a separate and adjacent compound. Visitors will be able to taste some of the most delicious dishes by Tel Aviv’s celebrated chefs. Participating restaurants include Manta Ray, Onza, Messa, The Blue Rooster, and more.

Photo By Dudu Bar Sela
Watch Eurovision semis and finals on giant screens, sitting at one of the bars overlooking the sea and choose from a massive culinary complex of 85 food stalls offering various options for NIS 35 from the best chefs of Israeli like Haim Cohen and Aviv Moshe.

There will also be fun studio open to learn key words and slang in Hebrew, dancing on a piano (like the movie Big!), a customized tailor shop run by Levi's, and more.

The Eurovision village of Tel Aviv will reflect the city's unique nonstop character, allowing visitors to taste everything the city has to offer: a stunning coastline, perfect weather, a delicious culinary scene, and a multitude of cultures living side-by-side.

Eurovision village celebrations will start May 12-18, starting at 17:00 until the nighttime hours and on Friday from 12:00 until the Sabbath.

Concerts and artists

Massive revelers will enjoy performances of past and present Eurovision participants and top-tier Israeli artists including Static and Ben El, Stephen Legar, Mosh Ben Ari, Maya Buskila, Ivri Lider and DJ Tomer Meisner, Balkan Beat Box, DJ Gallo, and Muki.

Throughout the hours of operation in the village, visitors can party to a DJ nightlife scene, including electronic artists from all over Europe. At the same time, the village visitors can enjoy a variety of activities of various sponsors, a rich Artists' Fair, food stands, bars, and a tourist information center.

Tour schedule and hours of operation in the village of Eurovision:

Sunday May 12, 17:00-23:00 Opening Gala evening

Monday May 13, 17:00-23:00 Evening pride

Tuesday 14 May, 17:00-01:00 -Projecting First Semifinal

Wednesday, May 15, 17:00-23:00 EU-Celebration

Thursday 16 May, 17:00-02:00 White Night, screening of the Second Semifinal

Friday May 17, 12:00-18:00 Chill Out

Saturday May 18, 17:00-02:00 by a closing gala screening Grand Final

In addition, Tel Aviv area Eat Festival Run the following compounds: Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Aperol IBBLS, Tabor Winery, Magnum, Kinder Bueno, Philip Morris, Levi's

Tel Aviv Festival EAT 2019

The annual food festival returns for a whole week for the fourth time running with colorful smattering of food trucks, cafes, and bars spread out to the sea. All dishes are NIS 35.

Photo By Dudu Bar Sela

Alongside the Eurovision village area and a separate area of the Dolphinarium, the EAT Food Festival will cater to guests with delcious food from top eateries in Tel Aviv like Dixie, Yaffo Tel Aviv, Segev Express, Benedict, Nini Hachi, Vong, Messa, Quattro, Agadir, Aria, OCD, The Showroom Bakehouse,  and more.

The festival will continues run May 12-18, and will offer more than 500 dishes, 80 food stands, chef worthy dishes from 20 restaurants in the city, innovative street food, food trucks, with beer and wines to match.

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