Next year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Manchester, in the United Kingdom. This was officially announced by the EBU in the website's newsletter of the event.
The EBU previously assigned the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 already to the British broadcaster ITV. ITV has now chosen Manchester as the host city for the event in which 20 countries will participate. Next to the 16 participants of this year, Israel, Ireland, Germany and France will send a singer to Manchester. The event is scheduled for 20 November 2004.
Five countries have shown interest in hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005, among them are Croatia, Belgium and the Netherlands.
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