The three Dutch host broadcasters (AVROTROS,NPO,NOS) along with the EBU confirmed today the dates of the next Eurovision Song Contest with the Grand final show set for May 22,2020 at Rotterdam Ahoy. 

One month after the special show “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light” that replaced the cancelled Eurovision 2020 show, EBU along with the Dutch organisers confirmed the dates of next year’s contest. The Grand final show will take place on May 22 with the two semi final ahead to be held on May 18 and May 20.

Martin Osterdahl (Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor) says:

It’s vitally important that the Eurovision Song Contest returns next year, and we’re pleased to have the necessary commitment from our Members in The Netherlands to bring this much-loved show back to audiences across the world.

Sietse Bakker (Eurovision 2021 Executive Producer Event) says:

The music, the artists, the fans, the competition and the international character combined is what makes the Eurovision Song Contest so special. We now have a year to explore all scenarios in detail with the parties involved and to make the shows happen regardless of the circumstances, with adjustments if necessary. We still aim high!

The stage will be carried over to next year, because that was already prepared. Apart from that, a lot depends on what is possible at that time, on the availability of all those involved and on what fits the spirit of 2021.

 So far a total of 27 nations have confirmed their ESC 2021 participations while 18 of them will continue with their ESC 2020 acts. This will be the 5th time the Dutch nation will be hosting the competition. So after Hilversum (1958), Amsterdam (1970) and  The Hague (1976/1980) it will be Rotterdam’s turn to host the music contest.