The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will take place in either Vienna, Innsbruck or Graz. Austrian broadcaster ORF has published the shortlist of the cities that are still in the race. There were eight cities and twelve locations, five cities can now say goodbye to the opportunity to host ESC 2015.
Vienna still has several options, but the Stadthalle is still the favorite to be the venue for Eurovision 2015. The Stadthalle Graz and Olympiaworld in Innsbruck appear to be the biggest contenders. Before the end of July, the final decision will be made by the ORF and EBU.
The current dates for Eurovision 2015 have been set on the 19th, 21st and 23rd of May, which is one week later than the first preliminary dates. There is also the possibility still that the dates will be rescheduled again, with the Grand Final being on the 30th of May next year.