With this year’s Eurovision in Rotterdam being cancelled, ticket-less fans may have breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that they could try their luck next year. Unfortunately, most folks who don’t have tickets this year aren’t going to score any next year either. Only 4% of ticket holders for the planned Eurovision 2020 have asked for a refund. This suggests there won’t be particularly many tickets available to redistribute for Eurovision 2021.
Over the past two weeks, lucky fans who had tickets for this year have been able to decide whether they want to keep their tickets or get their money back. Very few people have done the latter. Dutch media De Telegraaf chatted to an unnamed spokesperson, who said:
“We have received a few more requests in recent days. The majority would like to keep their tickets to go next year and we are happy with this confidence.”
The refund process will begin by Saturday June 6. It may take four to six weeks for people to receive their funds.
Eurovision 2020 tickets
As we all know, tickets for the contest go like wild fire. In December 2019 the first batch of tickets sold out within half an hour. The only thing most fans saw was a message which told them they were in the automatic queue.
— Robin Cantrill-Fenwick (@RobinComms) December 12, 2019
The host broadcaster AVROTROS revealed on Facebook that the demand for tickets had been massive. Over 80,000 people were waiting and a total of 200,000 tabs were open to buy those precious Eurovision tickets. The organisation also said that the majority of tickets were eventually bought by inhabitants of the Netherlands.
In May, it was announced that Eurovision 2021 will still take place in Rotterdam in 2021. It’s expected to take place in the second or third week of May.
Were you one of the lucky few who grabbed a Eurovision ticket and will be going next year? Were you one of the 4% that asked for a refund? Let us know in the comments below.