“Eurovision PreParty Riga” is one of the most popular event for Eurovision back for it’s 3rd year! OGAE Latviais has hosted Eurovision fans and 2016 Eurovision participants to make real this year’s motto “Come Together” today.
“Eurovision PreParty Riga” is an international event held in Riga every year since 2014. The main concept of the event is to promote Eurovision Song Contest participants and songs. First “Eurovision PreParty Riga” was held in March 2014 with only 3 participants taking part, but the event had a huge interest among fans and press, because one of the participants was Austrian entry Conchita Wurst, who later won the ESC. Second edition of éEurovision Preparty Riga” was held on April 10, 2015 at “Palladium” Concert hall. This Preparty was a Latvian Celebration of 60 years of Eurovision Song Contest. Totally of 8 participants took part in Riga’s event in 2015 as well as many special guests, among them – winner of ESC 2009 Alexander Rybak, winner of ESC 2002 Marie N and winner of ESC 2011 Eldar Gasimov.
Today only ten artists performed their songs on the stage :
- Belarus – Ivan
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner & Jala
- Bulgaria – Poli Genova
- Estonia – Jüri Pootsmann
- Israel – Hovi Star
- Latvia – Justs
- Malta – Ira Losco
- Serbia – Sanja Vučić ZAA
- Spain – Barei
- Switzerland – Rykka
Winners of Eurovision Song Contest 1984 – brothers Herreys from Sweden were special guests at “Eurovision PreParty Riga 2016”! Herreys performed their winning song “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” as well as some other hits. As second special guests in Riga’s Party was Swedish schlager pop-band Schlagerfeber!