The organising team of the Eurovision Song Content 2017 has had to deal with the departure of 21 of its members. The song contest, due to take place in Kiev, Ukraine, in May, has faced a number of problems in the build up to the event.

In a letter published by Strana, the organising team declared that they are resigning following the appointment of a new boss who has stripped them of a number of responsibilities.

This has caused growing concerns within the Eurovision community as the Kiev team already had delayed opening ticket sales.

Image: Andres Putting