Denmark: Copenhagen and Herning bid to host Eurovision 2014

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 4,431 views

Just a few days after Denmark achieved its 3rd Eurovision victory in Malmo, 2 cities have announced to bid next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Copenhagen and Herning are both bidding to host Europe’s favourite musical extravaganza.

Copenhagen is the hot favourite to win the bid, taking into account that the majestic Danish capital has an international airport with connections to most of the European capitals, a good transport system and has hosted the contest twice before in 1964 and in 2001. We must also add that the city is well prepared to welcome delegations, journalists and fans as it has many hotels. The possible venue if Copehagen wins the bid would be none other the Parken Stadium, where the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest was held.  Copehagen has also got several other venues that could play host to the event next year: the Forum Arena, which hosted the 50th anniversary Eurovision Song Contest Congratulations show and the Ballerup Arena which hosted the 2011 Danish Eurovision national final.

Another city which has announced its bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest  next year is Herning, which hosted the 2013 Danish Eurovision national final. The Jysken Boxen Arena where Emmelie won the golden ticket to Malmo will be venue for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest if Herning is selected as the host city.

DR, the Danish national broadcaster has not made a decision yet neither on the venue or host city. At the moment 2 cities have bid to host the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will there be any more cities entering the race? DR, the Danish national broadcaster has already kicked off preparations for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest and has announced there will be an open process to select the 2014 Eurovision host city. Bids from all the cities wishing to host the event will be studied and evaluated along with their respective venues and infrastructure.

Stay tuned to for the latest information and news on Denmark and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.


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