“Join Us” in Copenhagen. Yes Eurovision 2014 will be held in the capital of Denmark for the 3rd times in the country’s history. The news cam from the Danish public broadcaster DR today. The venue will be the B&W Hallerne at the Refshaleøen. The slogan for the Eurovision 2014 Contest will be “Join Us”
The B&W Hallerne at the Refshaleøen is a former shipyard will have to undergo a massive overhaul in order to host the Global television show next year.
The choice was approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU/EUROVISION) and the Reference Group, the contest’s governing body on behalf of the participating public broadcasters.
Pernille Gaardbo, Executive Producer of the 2014 contest at Host Broadcaster DR. has said that Denmark/Copenhagen will be creating a Eurovision Island for the contest – “We are looking forward to welcoming Europe in Copenhagen, which is full of cultural diversity, has an excellent infrastructure and a variety of hotels. At the chosen venue we have the opportunity to realise our creative ambitions. The entire area around the B&W Hallerne will be transformed into Eurovision Island, where delegates, press and fans will come together,”
Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of EBU/EUROVISION. He adds: “The chosen venue is a bold creative move, and we are confident that the good cooperation between DR and the City of Copenhagen will result in three shows that Europe will remember for a long time!”
Information about ticket sales and hotel bookings is expected later this year. A large number of hotel rooms have been block booked in Copenhagen for delegates, journalists and fans.
To remind you of the Eurovision dates for 2014 – Semi-Finals of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest are set to take place on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th of May, the Final is scheduled for Saturday, the 10th of May.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor In Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – DR and Eurovision.tv