During the latest press conference regarding the state of the song contest, organisers confirmed that all Eurovision 2021 tickets will be refunded in February.
There were no official tickets sold for Eurovision 2021. But ticket holders from the cancelled event in 2020 had the opportunity to hold on to their tickets for this year’s contest.
Eurovision 2021 tickets will be refunded in February
However, with the latest update, organisers have decided to refund all current ticket holders this month. This follows the February 3 announcement that Scenario A — a normal Eurovision with full audience — is no longer an option.
“As there will be less capacity for an audience in Scenarios B and C, organizers have decided to refund all current ticket holders this month and later give them the option to repurchase tickets for the same show,” the official statement from the EBU says.
At a later stage, when there is more information about the capacity of the actual venue is known, ticket holders can reclaim their seats.
“The number of tickets available for each show will be dependent on government guidelines regarding social distancing. Organizers are keen to emphasize that, if circumstances allow, there will be opportunities to sell more tickets later.”
The number of tickets available for Eurovision 2021 remains unknown. However, if there is an audience, we know that it will be reduced by at least 20%. Following Scenarios B and C, which both allow spectators in Ahoy, the capacity is going to range anywhere between 0% and 80%.
The capacity might eventually increase if the situation allows
In their statement, the EBU emphasise that, if circumstances allow, there will be more tickets available for the public.
Eurovision 2021 Executive Producer Sietse Bakker said:
“By pushing the decision regarding the audience towards, at the latest mid-April, we hope we can responsibly Open Up to welcoming fans in Ahoy for this year’s shows.”
Earlier on, Bakker shared that the Dutch organisers have made the venue flexible enough to be able to adapt to the different situations.
In an interview last month, Bakker revealed that the decision announced now will not necessarily be final. According to Sietse, Ahoy Rotterdam and the Dutch Eurovision team can still scale the contest up in the time between February and May.
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