Rotterdam returns as Eurovision Song Contest Host City in 2021
The EBU has confirmed yesterday that Rotterdam will host the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest next year, after the untimely cancellation of the competition this year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Dutch broadcasters NPO, NOS, AVRTROS and the EBU have confirmed that the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam.
Mr. Martin Osterdahl (Eurovision Song Contest's new Executive Supervisor) says:
We are extremely happy that we can now move forward. It’s vitally important that the Eurovision Song Contest returns next year, and we’re pleased to have the necessary commitment from our Members in the Netherlands to bring this much-loved show back to audiences across the world.
I firmly believe that all of us involved in the Eurovision Song Contest will stand united through challenges and change to bring the Contest back stronger than ever, ensuring its longevity for decades to come.
Ms. Shula Rijxman (NPO CEO) says:
Now more than ever it is important that we, as a public broadcaster, are committed to continuing this European tradition and are organizing a great event that people can look forward to during these difficult times. We will do everything in our power to arrange a very special contest.
Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event says;
Our team is proud and excited to look forward with renewed energy to organize a fantastic Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. Yes, with a sense of realism that fits with the times we live in, but also with ambition and creativity. We are looking forward to working with the entire Eurovision family to make it happen