Telewizja Polska (TVP) and the EBU have just announced that Gliwice-Silesia will be the Host City of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The 17th edition of the competition will be held in Arena Gliwice on Sunday, November 24.

After Roksana Węgiel’s victory for Poland at the 2018 contest in Minsk with her entry “Anyone I Want To Be” and TVP winning the bid to host this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Gliwice-Silesia has been chosen as the Host City by TVP after reviewing a row of cities and venues across the country. Gliwice is one of the oldest cities in the historic and cultural region of Silesia known for its heritage, diversity, culture and natural resources. The city mixes medieval and Art Nouveau with innovation and modern technologies as it is also an industrial hub with recent investment so it provides fully developed infrastructure and transport links.

Arena Gliwice is one of the largest and most modern sports and entertainment venues in Poland and has hosted a row of events, concerts, sport competitions, family shows, fairs and conferences.

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Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events, commented on Gliwice-Silesia as the Host City of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 expressing his enthusiasm and confidence for TVP’s choice:

We are delighted to announce that Gliwice-Silesia, will be the Host City of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The show in Minsk was a spectacular event and we are in no doubt that TVP will put on an equally brilliant show; riding high on their win last year. As well as producing an unbeatable bid, it is extra special to have last year’s winning country host the event, and we believe that the TVP team will invest the same passion, dedication and fun into planning the event for this November.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be held on November 24 in Gliwice-Silesia with already seven countries (Australia, France, Georgia, Ireland, Netherlands, Russia and host country Poland) expressing their interest in participating and hoping to follow the steps of Roksana Węgiel. The young singer won the biggest to date Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, which had a record-breaking 20 participating countries, with her song “Anyone I Want To Be” by gaining a total of 215 points.