OGAE UK’s annual fan convention, Eurobash, is back for 2019!
Always a highlight of the Eurovision calendar we’re looking forward to a fun-filled weekend of Eurovision. After positive feedback last year, we’re staying for one more year in the vibrant and welcoming city of Leeds.
Once again we will be at the Hilton Leeds City hotel – a 4* venue located in the heart of the city, just a stone’s through from the central railway station, and with a self-contained entertainment space for the Bash to be held in.
This year Eurobash takes place on Saturday 12th October, with a warm-up on Friday 11th.
Friday evening, from approx. 7.30pm – for those choosing to arrive on the Friday night, there will be a welcome party at a local bar (location to be confirmed)
Saturday, from noon:
- Buffet lunch with tea and coffee
- Eurovision Quiz
- The Poll of Polls – we’re celebrating 13 years of the kiss of death that is the annual OGAE UK Fan Poll
- The Guest List – a Q&A with our special guest panel
- Hot buffet dinner
- Eurostars – always a highlight of the year, it’s a Eurovision “Stars in their Eyes”, singers battle it out to win the coveted Eurostars trophy
- Gala concert from our special guests
- Eurovision disco until 2am, including the all-important Midnight Chips!!
And all this for just £75 (fees included) for OGAE UK members (Other OGAE clubs £80, non-OGAE members £85).
Last year the price of tickets was over £76 including fees, so we are pleased to have been able to reduce the cost this year.
Who are the special guests?
We already have two of our special guests in place and there’s still more to come! We’re delighted to confirm that we have both a UK act and a Eurovision WINNER joining us.
It’s become a tradition to get this year’s UK representative along, and we’re happy to reveal that MICHAEL RICE will be performing live and chatting to us about his Eurovision experience. And, you’ve been asking for her for years, and we’re excited to announce that we’re finally being joined by the Eurovision legend that is LINDA MARTIN!
So how do I book?
After positive feedback about the changes we made last year, we’re once again selling tickets on an event-only basis, giving you maximum flexibility in your accommodation choices.
Initially the Eurobash will only be available to OGAE members but if spaces remain available these will be opened to non-OGAE members. 150 spaces are available at this stage although a limited number of tickets may become available at a later date.
How can I book accommodation?
If you want to stay on-site at the Hilton, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at a reserved bed and breakfast rate of £130 (single occupancy) or £140 (double/twin) per night. To book this, simply use this link, or call 0113 244 2000 and use the code “AOGA2”. The Hilton has a range of single, double and triple rooms.
If you wish to stay elsewhere then Leeds is well equipped with hotels and Airbnb options to suit all budgets. Hotels within a ten minute walk of the Hilton include the Novotel, Doubletree, Premier Inn, Queens Hotel, Travelodge, Cosmopolitan Hotel and the Clayton Hotel.
For those just staying for the Saturday night, time is built into the schedule for you to check-in before dinner.
We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds and Eurobash weekend 2019!
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org