The Organisation des Amateurs de l'Eurovision, or OGAE for short, is the largest Eurovision Song Contest fan network in the world. Founded in Finland more than 20 years ago, the network now includes more than 40 national clubs across Europe and beyond, with over 10,000 individual members.
OGAE UK is the UK national club and, with over 1500 individual members, we are currently the largest of the national clubs within OGAE International.
Our club exists to promote interest in the Eurovision Song Contest by publishing a regular magazine and by organising various Eurovision-themed events across the country. Vision magazine first appeared more than 25 years ago and has grown from a simple photocopied sheet to a full-colour A5 format quarterly magazine with the higest possible high production values. Each year Vision provides members with a comprehensive review of the various national selections as well as the contest itself. It also includes articles about Eurovision artists of the past, club news and details of Eurovision-themed events.
In addition to Vision magazine, we provide members with a regular email newsletter bringing the last news about the contest.
Each year, our annual convetion, the EuroBash, provides an opportunity for members to get together and to meet special guests linked to the contest, all followed by the obligatory Eurovision disco.
Our umbrella organisation, OGAE Internatonal, works closely with the EBU and each year's host broadcaster to try to secure member access to special fan ticket packages. Access to tickets depends very much on each year's contest organisers and both prices and availability vary accordingly. Demand from members is usually very high indeed and we only receive a limited allocation of ticket packages, so OGAE UK uses a ballot to determine which members are able to buy the tickets on offer. Please remember that such packages are a bonus and not a right, and that membership of our club is about a lot more than getting access to Eurovision tickets.
PLEASE NOTE: The ballot for ESC 2020 fan tickets has already been completed and members joining now are not eligible for any OGAE show tickets for 2020. The public sale of ESC tickets should begin in the coming months and will be publicised to members. Members who joined before 31 October 2019 will be eligible for the 2021 primary ballot, with those joining after that date eligible for the 2021 secondary ballot. All members regardless of when they joined will be eligible for any special OGAE club access in Rotterdam.
Details of our club's structure and activities may be found on our website www.ogae.uk