Jon Ola Sand, the Eurovision Song Contest’s Executive Supervisor since 2011, has announced that the 2020 Contest will be his last in the role. As work continues on the 65th Contest, the EBU will conduct a selective search for Jon Ola’s successor.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be held in the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. The EBU and Dutch host broadcaster AvroTros confirmed the selection on their official channels. Dates for the shows are Tuesday 12, Thursday 14 and Saturday 16 May 2020.
After Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on behalf of The Netherlands, the first steps towards hosting the contest in The Netherlands in 2020 have already been taken.
Maastricht and Rotterdam remain in the race for Eurovision host city in The Netherlands. Dutch broadcaster NPO has announced this today. Utrecht, Den Bosch and Arnhem are out of the picture.
Amsterdam will not host Eurovision 2020. In an official statement, the local government states that the city “does not have the right venue that is available for long enough.” Five cities remain in the race to host the contest in the Netherlands.
Arnhem has solved one of the biggest problems of its Eurovision host city bid. The local government convinced football club Vitesse to move to another stadium for the end of the competition. If Arnhem wins the bidding process, football stadium Gelredome is now completely free [read more…]
Nine cities have applied for the organisation of Eurovision 2020 in the Netherlands. Among them are Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the two biggest cities in the country. Applicants have until July 10th to prepare their bidbook.