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EBU reveals host city of 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Copenhagen has been chosen as host city of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, with the event to be held in the city’s refurbished former shipyard B&W Hallerne, under the slogan “Join Us”.

The former shipyard will undergo all necessary improvements to be able to host three state-of-the-art television shows in May next year.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Europe to 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 realize 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 destinations, and has what it takes to host an event of this scale,” says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the EBU.

“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,” he added.

Copenhagen has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest twice before, in 1964 and 2001. The Danish capital also hosted the contest’s 50th anniversary in 2005.

Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest won the Eurovision Song Contest in May in Malmö, Sweden, granting Denmark the right to host the next edition.

Semi-Finals of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest are set to take place on Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 May, 2014 with the Final is scheduled for Saturday 10 May.