The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, after the victory of Duncan Laurence with his song Arcade in Tel Aviv. The set dates are Tuesday 12, Thursday 14 and Saturday 16 May 2020.
All you need to know about visiting Eurovision 2020
Why stay home, when you can join the Eurovision family and watch the live shows in the audience, waving your flag! Or join thousands of others and watch together in the Eurovision Village. There is always a great atmosphere in the city organising Eurovision.
In this Eurovision special we keep you up to date on the event dates and hosting city. How to join Eurovision live shows, how to get tickets, where to stay and a list of pre-parties and concerts around Europe.
Eurovision is returning to The Netherlands after 40 years
The dates: May 2020
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 dates:
Tuesday 12 May (first semi Final)
Thursday 14 May (second semi Final)
Saturday 16 May (the Grand Final)
All Jury Finals take place on the day before the TV live shows with the Dress Rehearsals shows in the afternoon before the big night. General rehearsals will start the week before, but these can only be attended by journalists.
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The venue to host Eurovision 2020 in The Netherlands is AHOY, the countries second biggest concert & sports venue with space up to 13.000 spectators. AHOY hosted earlier the Junior Song Contest and the MTV Awards. The arena is located in the south of Rotterdam and easy accessible by metro from the city center via Station Zuidplein.
Eurovision concerts and pre-parties
he ESC is not just a great event to watch on television, it's even more fun to travel to the organising city and meet up with fans from all of Europe! Whether you have tickets or not.
If you do not have the opportunity to visit the Contest itself, you always can visit and enjoy one of the pre-shows throughout Europe to see the performers live. The biggest and most anticipated show of the season is Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam. Do not miss that one!
Europe, start booking now!
If you want to visit Eurovision, make sure you book a hotel in Rotterdam or a city nearby. Hotels are a bit expensive and rooms are limited in this high season, so make sure you have a hot spot during the two weeks of the event right in the city centre.