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Hopes Nottingham Castle will be reasonably priced as Eurovision event just £1

A campaign group which has been calling for the quick reopening of Nottingham Castle hopes “reasonable pricing” will continue after a £1 Eurovision screening was announced.

In March Nottingham City Council approved plans to begin to reopen the historic site with a series of preview events beginning in May, with the ultimate aim of completely reopening the gates in June.

 

A live streaming of the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla will take place at the Castle on Saturday, May 6, and the site’s second preview event has since been announced.

The Eurovision Song Contest final, which is being held in Liverpool, will also be streamed live in the Castle grounds on Saturday, May 13.

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Tickets will cost £1.

The Open the Gates! campaign group, which has been calling for free entry into the Castle grounds, welcomed the news.

Tom Unterrainer, of the campaign group said: “It’s great the Castle is again being used for special events like this and it’s good that the tickets are reasonably priced.

“Lets hope it continues and lets hope the council does the right thing and ensures that future ticket prices do not exclude people from the Castle.”

The council says Nottingham will be an official BBC broadcast partner for the Eurovision final.

The event will be streamed on a giant screen measuring 28 metres-squared, with a concert-quality sound system, and the visitor centre will be selling food and drinks.

Nottingham is one of several UK cities now confirmed to host an official Eurovision screening, with funding for the event coming from the Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The £1 fee will cover costs of the booking process, the council says.

 

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