It’s only been three weeks since the grand final of Eurovision 2014, but ORF is already gearing up for Eurovision 2015. After announcing the core team, the national broadcaster of Austria has published requirements as regards the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest. Here are the significant points:

POTENTIAL EUROVISION DATES

  • The venue must be available for 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the end of it
  • The preferred date for the grand final is 23 May 2015. (They are open to the final taking place on May 9, 16 or 30 as well)
  • In the week leading up to the grand final, the venue must not host any other activities
  • The venue must be available for one day in both January and March, in order to organise a guided tour
  • The venue will be open for public for the five days leading to the grand final

EUROVISION VENUE REQUIREMENTS

  • The venue must not be an open-air location, it must be air-conditioned and it must be sound/light insulated
  • Minimum capacity: 10,000 spectators (standing and/or seating area). This requirement seems to rule out the chances for Oberwart and Vorarlberg, two potential host cities
  • Minimum ceiling height: 15 meters
  • The Green Room must be in the arena or near it. It must have a capacity of 300 people
  • A 6,000 m2 room must be provided for 2 catering stands, viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, booths for around 50 commentators and separate offices
  • A 4,000 m2 space for the press centre. It must have a capacity for at least 1,500 journalists, and be open from the 11th till the 24th of May 2015
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limen
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limen

Wiener Stadthalle, Messe Wien or Stadthalle Graz to host ESC 2015.. The other choices are not realistic..

Aaron
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Aaron

I would love Messe Wien to host. It seems the best option, like Tom, it IS the 60th Anniversary. And it has a higher capacity level. I’m fine with either one being chosen.

Tom
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Tom

I think the perfect venue for Eurovision 2015 would be Messe Wien as it can host up to 30,000 people and it’s in the capital; Vienna! 30,000 people so more people can come; like come on it’s the 60th Eurovision.

Tom
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Tom

I think they will only do hashtags now, as for Junior Eurovision 2014 the slogan is: #together.

Melissa J
Guest

I’m hoping for a really great logo/slogan for 2015. #JoinUs was pretty lame. Let’s drop the hash tags and get creative!

Iberian
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Iberian

Lovely, Deven O’Kearney, I like your suggestions and I really hope they follow your advice (buy may I add to the withdrawing countries the following: Armenia, Belarus, Azerbeijan).

Renske ten Veen
Editor

I hope for Innsbrück, Vienna or Salzburg.

Deven O'Kearney
Guest

Here is my idea of Eurovision 2015:
Venue: Stadthalle Graz (10,000 people)
Tagline: United we stand
Presenter: Andi Knoll
Executive Supervisor: Jon Ola Sand
Returning countries: Cyprus
Croatia
Withdrawing countries: Russia
Participating countries: 38

hetalialover
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hetalialover

INNSBRUCK! INNSBRUCK!!!

Jade
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Jade

I can’t remember which but one city only had an open air stadium so that’s then out

beccaboo1212
Guest

Vi(enna) puh-LEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!

Darren
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Darren

Please please please pick Vienna! Its the only possible option!

Tommy
Guest

YES! My favourite thing about this is the in-arena green room… preferably one like Oslo or Düsseldorf puh-lease!