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Eurovision 2020: Euroclub venue in Rotterdam unveiled

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,211 views

Get ready to party the night away in Rotterdam during the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest! The potential venue for the 2020 Euroclub in Rotterdam has been unveiled.

Maassilo Rotterdam to house the 2020 Euroclub

It’s official! Rotterdam has chosen the venue for the 2020 Euroclub, Rotterdam City Councilor Mr. Said Kasmi has unveiled the location for the Euroclub in Rotterdam during a press lunch today. The club will operate during the main Eurovision week and will host the ESC afterparties and other ESC related events.

Maassilo is located on Rotterdam’s waterfront at Maashaven Zuidzijde, just a 10 minute’s drive from the Eurovision venue, Rotterdam Ahoy.

The venue consists of several large halls and is the perfect place to host a party: Grand Hall, Middle Hall, Small Hall, Kelder etc.

The City of Rotterdam will  house the 2020 Euroclub at the Maassilo, a multi purpose event venue which can accomodate up to 5,000 persons.

Source: Rijnmond.nl

About Maassilo

Maassilo

The Maassilo is a former grain silo and grain elevator in the Rotterdam Maashaven that has been in use since 2004 as a place of entertainment and an event location.

The oldest part of the silo, which was largely constructed from reinforced concrete, was completed in 1911 and then contained 128 silos with a total capacity of 20,000 tonnes of grain.  A second part was completed in 1930, right next to the oldest part, and in 1951 a final expansion took place.

In 1986, 70 people were still working at Maashaven Silo BV, but that number subsequently dropped due to EU measures aimed at stimulating the use of European grains, so that there was less demand for the grain supplied to the port of Rotterdam.

Around 2000 it was decided to move the grain storage to a newer part of the port. Since 2004, the Maassilo has been used as an entertainment location and event location, initially (until the end of 2006) by the Now & Wow nightclub.

A multi-company building was opened in 2008 on the front side of the building in which various creative entrepreneurs live.

The Maassilo also laid the foundations for the first Dutch song festival victory after 44 years. In a studio in this building the song Arcade was made with which Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in 2019.

 

The Euroclub

The 2019 Euroclub will be housed at Maassilo, one of  Rotterdam’s most fashionable night spots and will run from 08- 16 May 2020 (potential dates). The Euroclub will operate daily.

Access to the Euroclub will be restricted to accredited fans, journalists, delegations and artists and will not be open to the general public.

Artists, accredited media and press, accredited fans and delegations will be able to party and unwind at the Euroclub after a hard day’s work schedule and dance away to the early hours of the morning. Rotterdam is all set to party Eurovision style come May!

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on  12, 14 and 16 May at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

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