We’ve been waiting for information about the Eurovision 2015 host city and venue like a cat waiting for a mouse. So yesterday, when ORF revealed more information about its decision, we pounced on the news. ORF now promises that it will reveal its final decision by early August, meaning we should know within two or three weeks.
Officially there are three venues in the race, with various backup venues also being mentioned. Those three venues are the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, the OlympiaWorld in Innsbruck and the Stadthalle in Graz. Innsbruck seems like the current favourite due to their strong bid, deep pockets and its sheer determination to host. But Vienna recently pulled a wildcard when its mayor suggested building a brand new 15,000-seat facility. Talk about upping the ante…
Eurovision 2015 dates: May 19, 21, 23?
ORF will also reveal the official dates of Eurovision 2015 at the same time, so all y’all can start booking your plane tickets and hotels. The only thing we know so far is that Eurovision will take place in May.
But speaking to Vorarlberger Nachrichten for a July 23 article, ORF’s general director Alexander Wrabetz appears to have inadvertenly revealed that the grand final for Eurovision 2015 will take place on May 23.
“The halls in Innsbruck, Graz and Vienna meet our requirements,” he said. “Therefore, we were able to define 23 May next year as a fixed date already.”
So what do you think. Will Innsbruck, Graz or Vienna play host to Eurovision 2015? And where do you want to go?