Eurovision 2021 was confirmed for Rotterdam as the credits rolled on Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light. And now, almost one month later, it appears that we’re about to get an official date.
Eurovision 2021 dates to be revealed on 15 June
The contest has already been locked in for the Ahoy arena once more. And, as reported by AD, a spokesperson the concert venue has revealed that we can expect the new dates on 15 June.
The media speculates that the contest will happen in either the second or third week of May 2021. By that logic, the grand final would take place on either 15 or 22 May.
No official statements have been made by either the EBU or the Dutch broadcasters at the time of writing.
Eurovision 2021 – Uncertainties
As with so many aspects of life at the moment, there remain many uncertainties surrounding next year’s contest.
The EBU admits that:
Developments surrounding COVID-19 will clearly affect planning in the coming year for a complicated global broadcast with many international stakeholders. In this ever-changing and challenging environment, the EBU will, therefore, work with its Dutch Members and the City of Rotterdam to ensure the continuity of the event in a number of different scenarios.
Shula Rijxman — the NPO Chairperson — says:
Now more than ever it is important that we, as a public broadcaster, are committed to continuing this European tradition and are organizing a great event that people can look forward to during these difficult times. We will do everything in our power to arrange a very special Contest.
Sietse Bakker — the event’s Executive Producer — adds:
Our team is proud and excited to look forward with renewed energy to organize a fantastic Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. Yes, with a sense of realism that fits with the times we live in, but also with ambition and creativity. We are looking forward to working with the entire Eurovision family to make it happen.
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