Love Hartlepool – Love Eurovision!

Published Thursday, 9th May 2019

Families in Hartlepool are invited to don their wackiest fancy dress and head to a special party to cheer on local singer Michael Rice when he represents the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Michael Rice

Michael Rice

‘Love Hartlepool, Love Eurovision’ is in Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Saturday 18 May from 7pm until midnight.

A large video screen will stream all the songs and silliness live from the competition finals in Tel Aviv into the Eurovision-themed auditorium.

Add to that a ‘Bongo’s Bingo’-style Eurovision Bingo with prizes, confetti cannons, spot prizes, dancing to Eurovision classics and a pay-for bar, and this is one unique party that’s not to be missed!

Entry is free and includes a Eurovision/Love Hartlepool goody bag, but tickets must be booked in advance.

Councillor Allan Barclay, Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool, said: “In true Eurovision style, don your craziest costumes and bring your family to this special party to show just how much we love Hartlepool and how proud we are of Michael as he sings for us in front of a worldwide audience.”

Michael Rice added: “I’m absolutely delighted that this event is being held at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre and I really hope people enjoy getting together for the celebration. It means so much to me knowing that people in my home town are supporting me in this way.

“I can’t wait to represent the UK in Tel Aviv and I’m just grateful for all the support people are giving me – thank you.”

Tickets for the event can be booked either online at, by phone on (01429) 890000 or in person at Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre in Church Square (open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-4.30pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm).

Please note that for safety reasons, no large bags or backpacks are allowed in the Town Hall Theatre.