Sunday 17th May
The Official Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest was held yesterday evening in the Vienna City Hall, where the City Authority, the Host Broadcaster ORF and the EBU, invited all the artists and delegations from 40 different countries, including Malta.
The Red Carpet event and the Opening Ceremony started at 18:00 CET. Conchita Wurst was the first to appear on the Red Carpet, joining the hosts of the Opening Ceremony, Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll.
Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest and Edgar Böhm, the Executive Producer of the show, greeted all the contestants.
After the Opening Ceremony, all artists were invited for the grand opening of EuroClub in the Ottakringer Brewery, where they could perform and join the fans at the party “Welcome to Austria”.
Report: Daniel d’Anastasi
Photos: EBU & Luke Borg