Copenhagen has been chosen as host city of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Danish public broadcaster DR announced this morning. The event will be held at the B&W Hallerne at the Refshaleøen, under the slogan ‘Join Us’.
The choice was approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU/EUROVISION) and the Reference Group, the contest’s governing body on behalf of the participating public broadcasters, Eurovision’s official website informs.
Copenhagen has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest two times before; in 1964 and 2001. The Danish capital also hosted the contest’s 50th anniversary in 2005.
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest won the Eurovision Song Contest in May in Malmö, Sweden, granting Denmark the right to host the next edition. The list of countries represented in the 2014 contest is usually announced in early January.
Semi-Finals of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest are set to take place on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th of May, the Final is scheduled for Saturday, the 10th of May. Some 170 million people from over 40 countries are expected to tune in for the upcoming contest.