The rumours have been mounting for the past few months, but today everything became official. Petra Mede and Graham Norton will host Eurovision’s 60th Anniversary concert in London.
The news was broken earlier this morning on BBC Radio 2 by Ken Bruce. Entitled “Eurovision’s Greatest Hits”, the show will be held at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Tuesday 31 March, with the television broadcast taking place shortly afterwards. The Swedish 2013 host and UK commentator will be joined by an array of Eurovision stars on the night. The first three acts have already been announced – Natasha St-Pier (France 2001), The Herreys (Sweden 1984) and Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014). More names will be revealed every day this week and tickets will go on sale on Friday.
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Speaking to the BBC, Graham Norton said:
I love Eurovision and am honoured to be co-hosting this special show. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate 60 years of the greatest song contest in the world!
There will also be a number of other events to mark the occasion, including an academic lecture organised by BAFTA. But for now, let’s get into the spirit of things by reliving the moments Natasha, The Herreys and Conchita graced the Eurovision stage.