B&W Hallerne to host Eurovision Song Contest

eurovision 2014B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen has been named as the host for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest after beating off competition from three other venues to stage the annual competition. Copenhagen will become the host city for the third time after previously staging it in 1964 in Tivoli and 2001 at the Parken Stadium.

The Danish capital also hosted the 2005 congratulations show that celebrated the Eurovision Song Contest’s 50th anniversary.

The decision to choose the venue was taken by the European Broadcasting Union and the Danish DR broadcaster. The former shipyard will now have to undergo a revamping process to ensure it is suitable to host the three television shows next May.

DR’s 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Executive Producer Pernille Gaardbo said they are excited about welcoming Europe to Copenhagen, a city full of cultural diversity, a variety of hotels and excellent infrastructure. She explained that the area around the venue will be made into a Eurovision Island, where fans, press and delegates can come together.

The European Broadcasting Union’s European Song Contest Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand described Copenhagen as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, adding that it has everything it takes to host the contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 6, 8 and 10 May next year.