Prior to this a Red Carpet event for press and fans was held outside EuroClub.
The Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony mark the official opening of the Eurovision Song Contest.
After artists and delegations walked along the Red Carpet they were taken to the City Hall for the Opening Ceremony.
The draw to determine which half of the Grand Final that the Big Five and Sweden will perform in also took place. France, Germany and Italy will perform in the first half whilst Spain and the United Kingdom will perform in the second half.