Eurovision 2017: Host city announcement by late summer

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 559 views

NTU, the national Ukrainian broadcaster has revealed today that the name 2017 Eurovision host city will be disclosed latest by late summer.

The Head of Delegation for Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest and NTU’s Deputy Director General Ms. Victoria Romanova spoke to the local media during a press conference held in the Ukrainian capital. She revealed more details about the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

The Ukrainian broadcaster is currently evaluating and working towards organizing next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. NTU will work in close cordination with the EBU in order to accomplish this. EBU officials are expected to meet up with NTU within the next 3 weeks and check out the available facilities and venues. The first official meeting between the EBU and the Ukrainian broadcaster is expected to be held by early June.

All the bidding cities along with their respective venues will be considered and evaluated by the Ukrainian broadcaster. The cities will have a period of time to send in their respective proposals, herafter the Ukrainian national broadcaster will study them and scrutinise the bids along with the European Broadcasting Union.  NTU and the EBU will disclose the name of the host city latest by late summer/early autumn.

The 2017 Eurovision host city has to meet up with all the EBU requirements including security, hotel capacity, transport, infrastructure, venues, international travel connections etc.

NTU is very proud and pleased to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, it will be a very good opportunity for the country to showcase its culture, music and heritage to the world.

The broadcaster will also be studying the financial costs of hosting the event and required budget. There are several options to gather funds: sponsors, ticket sales, etc. More details will be disclosed in due course.

Jamala won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry 1944 and has brought the Eurovision bandwagon to Ukraine for the 2nd time in Eurovision history.

The preliminary dates for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been set on 16, 18 and 20 May.