The confirmed dates, host city and venue for the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed in early August. A total of 3 cities and 3 venues are bidding to host the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: Vienna with Wien Stadthalle, Innsbruck with Olympiaworld, Graz with the Stadthalle Graz.
Hence there are only 3 venues are in the race: Wiener Stadthalle, Olympiaworld Innsbruck and Stadthalle Graz. Many other options and venues have been rumoured to be in the grand race as reported and speculated in the Austrian press, but we can confirm that there are only 3 venues in contention.
APA, Austrian news agency reports in its press release that ORF is very pleased and satisfied after its negotiations with the 3 candidate cities and venues bidding to host the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The general director of ORF Mr. Alexander Wrabetz told APA : The meetings with all the 3 candidate cities in the past days have been very constructive. We are on schedule.
Last week a special committee from ORF held meetings with representatives of the 3 bidding cities who had the chance to showcase, promote and present their respective bids. All the submitted bids were very well structured and with a highly professional and dedicated offer to host a large scale event such as the Eurovision Song Contest. The Austrian broadcaster is currently studying and evaluating all the 3 bids in detail in order to make a transparent decision regarding the choice of the 2015 Eurovision host city and venue.
We are targetting to make our decision by the end of July- beginning of August. We must check all the bids and information provided in detail before making a decision. An annoucement on the decision should be expected by early August– Mr Alexander Wrabetz added.
An annoucement with the name of the host city and venue is expected in the coming weeks, by early August. The preliminary dates for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest are 12, 14, 16 May.