Eurovision 2015: The host city countdown begins…..

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 200 views

Where are we going for the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest? Graz, Vienna or Innsbruck? The final countdown to the grand announcement of the 2015 Eurovision host city and venue has kicked off as only a few days are left before ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster reveals the name of  next year’s Eurovision venue and host city.

One thing for sure is that we are going to Austria and that next year’s Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21 and 23 May. The countdown has started as ORF will be making a decision on the host city of  the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in the coming days, with an official announcement expected by late July/early August.

We have a total  of 3 venues in the final phase of the bid to host the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, the Olympiaworld in Innsbruck and the Stadthalle Graz in Graz. One of them will  be granted the honor to welcome millions of viewers across the world to Europe’s biggest musical extravaganza. Eurovision fans, delegations, media and journalists from all over the world are expected to land in the Eurovision host city next May. The Eurovision bandwagon is coming to Austria with all its razzmatazz, glamour and gloss. Are you ready?

The Story so far

APA, the Austrian news agency reported  in its press release that ORF was 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.

2 weeks ago  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 targeting 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 announcement on the decision should be expected by early August– Mr Alexander Wrabetz added.


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