Vienna to host Eurovision 2015

Vienna to host Eurovision 2015
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Vienna will host the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, organisers revealed today.

After a lengthy process to find the best place to go, it was announced today that the Austrian broadcaster ORF has chosen Vienna to host the world's biggest entertainment show in 2015.

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The choice was approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU/EUROVISION).

"Vienna is the city of music and arts in the heart of Europe. Together we will do everything to assure a successful 60th Eurovision Song Contest." says Director General of ORF, Alexander Wrabetz.

"We are very pleased with ORF's decision to choose Vienna as the host city of the next Eurovision Song Contest," says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervision on behalf of the EBU. "We are confident the city has the experience, people and the facilities to host the world's foremost entertainment event. With the cooperation between Vienna, ORF and the EBU, I'm sure we'll see three amazing shows in May."

Information about ticket sales and hotel bookings is expected later this year. A large number of hotel rooms have been block booked in Vienna for delegates, journalists and fans. The list of countries represented in the 2015 contest is usually announced in early January.

ORF gave several cities the opportunity to bid to host the contest next year. In the final round, it was Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck still in the running. All candidates presented concepts for the implementation of large-scale events to ORF. Based on those, the final decision was taken.

ORF was granted the right to host the 2015 event as their participant Conchita Wurst won this year’s competition, in Copenhagen, with her entry Rise Like A Phoenix.

The Semi-Finals of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st of May, the Final is scheduled for Saturday, the 23rd of May. In 2014, some 195 million people from over 40 countries tuned in for the 59th edition of the contest.

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  • Posted on 23 September 2014 at 10:58
    All booked up for Vienna! Just hope we can get tickets for the final! I'm trying


    Ange and Graeme
    United Kingdom report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 September 2014 at 09:08
    Good Afternoon Vienna!

    Its SYDNEY AUSTRALIA calling! Looking forward to coming to Vienna in 2015 to experience my first Eurovision Song Contest

    Lots of Love
    Yianni & Stefano xxx report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 September 2014 at 00:52
    Awesome! It looks like you redesigned the Eurovision Song Contest logo. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 August 2014 at 18:50
    Management Team of the ORF (Austrian National Boadcasting) for the ESC has been finalized today with the nomination of the Event Manager (for all events beside the TV show) and the head director of the TV show director team. So far major decisions are far ahead compared to last years ESC report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 August 2014 at 20:44
    Last time Vienna hosted ESC was 1967 and United Kingdom won!

    UK win next year anyone? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 August 2014 at 05:31
    How about turkey we miss them ; ( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 August 2014 at 09:02
    I'm gonna book hotel and train 🚂 tickets - what about the tickets for the show? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 August 2014 at 16:50
    It was announced that the ticket sales starts in October report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 August 2014 at 14:15
    When will ticket sales start? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 August 2014 at 10:09
    The Von Trapps wanted Vienna also....
    What you need is Australian singers with real voices, with Austrian parentage.
    check report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 August 2014 at 00:13
    Sometime for many years ago, I dreamed that Vienna hosted an esc event! In that dream was the Swedish singers from 2001, Friends, on stage in Vienna and I voted for them. Vienna is Wien is Swedish! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 August 2014 at 00:08
    I am happy that Vienna will host the next eurovision! It will be great! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 August 2014 at 14:38
    Our 5º Editionof Eurovision Song Contest Online gets started. It's a contest like the real Eurovision. You can chose your country, your song, and vote, like the real contest. Join Us on
    The inscription is still open.
    Enjoy it :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 August 2014 at 23:30
    i'm so glad they picked Vienna. it's a wonderful city and i'm sure that will magnificent show up there. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 August 2014 at 19:24
    I've got my hotel and flights booked. Just need try and get some tickets. God I hope I can. :( report to the moderator