ESC 2014: IT’S COPENHAGEN
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
B&W Hallerne at the Refshaleøen in Copenhagen will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as announced today by the Danish national broadcaster and the European Broadcasting Union. The Eurovision 2014 will be themed as “Join Us”.
B&W Hallerne at the Refshaleøen is a former shipyard which will be under reconstruction to host a television event like the Eurovision Song Contest.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Europe in Copenhagen, which is full of cultural diversity, has an excellent infrastructure and a variety of hotels. At the chosen venue we have the opportunity to realise our creative ambitions. The entire area around the B&W Hallerne will be transformed into Eurovision Island, where delegates, press and fans will come together,” says Pernille Gaardbo, Executive Producer of the 2014 contest at Host Broadcaster DR.
“Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destination and has what it takes to host an event of this scale… The chosen venue is a bold creative move, and we are confident that the good cooperation between DR and the City of Copenhagen will result in three shows that Europe will remember for a long time!” says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Over the past years, figures have shown the substantial economic benefit for host cities, often exceeding EUR 100 million in ad value and EUR 20 million in additional turn-over for the local economy.
Information about ticket sales and hotel bookings is expected later this year. A large number of hotel rooms have been block booked in Copenhagen for delegates, journalists and fans.