Lufthansa is to offer ticket deals for spectators wishing to visit this year's Eurovision Song Contest, it confirmed January 17.

The event, which is to be held in Dusseldorf, takes place from May 10-14 and traditionally attracts fans from all over Europe to cheer their participating teams.

Lufthansa, Europe's largest airline, which operates flights from Dusseldorf to some 20 countries, said in a press statement this week that it would offer "especially affordable" tickets to Dusseldorf from all over Europe on the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest.

A Lufthansa spokesman confirmed to Relaxnews that the deals would be available for flights during the Eurovision period, including flights from the UK airports of London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle.

Fans looking to visit Dusseldorf for the event can book their tickets via the Lufthansa events portal, using the code found at the Eurovision website.

This year's event will be held under the slogan "feel your heart beat," inspired by last year's German winner Lena, who formed a heart with her fingers to thanks all the people who had voted for her.

Eurovision announced in December that it had sold the first allocation of 32,000 tickets for the live final on May 14, which is to take place at Fortuna Dusseldorf's arena, with a further 3,000 tickets expected to go on sale.

As well as attracting visitors in person, the contest is one of the biggest broadcast events of the year, with an audience of 65 million television viewers last year.