List of host cities of the Eurovision Song Contest

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Host countries and host cities of Eurovision Song Contest

This page is a list of cities and venues that have hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, one or more times. Future venues are shown in italics, since 1958, the host city has customarily been in the winner country of the previous year. There have been exceptions, however, when certain issues have prevented the winner to host the following year's contest. The host country then passed to the country that had come second, or a country that agreed to, such events occurred in 1960, 1963, 1972, 1974 and 1980.[1]

With 6 contests, Dublin is the city that has hosted the most contests, it is followed by London and Luxembourg (4 contests each), and Copenhagen[2] and Stockholm (3 contests each).

The Scandinavium in Gothenburg: venue for the 1985 Contest.
The film studios at Cinecittà in Rome played host to the 1991 Contest.
Oslo Spektrum was the venue for the 1996 Contest.
The Belgrade Arena hosted the 2008 Contest.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Contests Country City Venue Years
8  United Kingdom London Royal Festival Hall 1960
BBC Television Centre 1963
Royal Albert Hall 1968
Wembley Conference Centre 1977
Edinburgh Usher Hall 1972
Brighton Brighton Dome 1974
Harrogate Harrogate International Centre 1982
Birmingham National Indoor Arena 1998
7  Ireland Dublin Gaiety Theatre 1971
RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion 1981, 1988
Point Theatre 1994, 1995, 1997
Millstreet Green Glens Arena 1993
6  Sweden Stockholm Stockholm International Fairs 1975
Ericsson Globe 2000, 2016
Gothenburg Scandinavium 1985
Malmö Malmömässan 1992
Malmö Arena 2013
4  Netherlands Hilversum AVRO Studio 1958
Amsterdam RAI Congrescentrum 1970
The Hague Nederlands Congresgebouw 1976, 1980
 Luxembourg Luxembourg City Villa Louvigny 1962, 1966
Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg 1973, 1984
3  France Cannes Palais des Festivals 1959, 1961
Paris Palais des Congrès 1978
 Norway Bergen Grieghallen 1986
Oslo Oslo Spektrum 1996
Telenor Arena 2010
 Germany Frankfurt-am-Main Großer Sendesaal 1957
Munich Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle 1983
Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 2011
 Denmark Copenhagen Tivolis Koncertsal 1964
Parken Stadium 2001
B&W Hallerne 2014
2   Switzerland Lugano Teatro Kursaal 1956
Lausanne Palais de Beaulieu 1989
 Italy Naples Sala di Concerto della RAI 1965
Rome Studio 15 di Cinecittà 1991
 Israel Jerusalem International Convention Centre 1979, 1999
 Austria Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace 1967
Wiener Stadthalle 2015
 Ukraine Kiev Palace of Sports 2005
International Exhibition Centre 2017
1 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Madrid Teatro Real 1969
 Belgium Brussels Centenary Palace 1987
 Yugoslavia (Croatia) Zagreb Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall 1990
 Estonia Tallinn Saku Suurhall 2002
 Latvia Riga Skonto Hall 2003
 Turkey Istanbul Abdi İpekçi Arena 2004
 Greece Athens Olympic Indoor Hall 2006
 Finland Helsinki Hartwall Arena 2007
 Serbia Belgrade Belgrade Arena 2008
 Russia Moscow Olympic Stadium 2009
 Azerbaijan Baku Baku Crystal Hall 2012
 Portugal Lisbon Altice Arena 2018

Anniversary contests[edit]

Anniversary Country City Venue Contest Year
50th  Denmark Copenhagen Forum Copenhagen Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest 2005
60th  United Kingdom London Eventim Apollo Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits 2015

Host City Insignia[edit]

The Host City Insignia on display inside the Rathaus in Vienna, Austria, in May 2015.

Host City Insignia is a rotating trophy awarded to cities hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. The symbol is a large key ring to which the Eurovision Song Contest Host Cities can attach their city key or other symbol representing the city. Additionally, there is a fob with a picture of the Helsinki Senate Square attached to the key ring, the idea of the rotating trophy was proposed jointly by the City of Helsinki, the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE and EBU in connection with the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. Hand-engraved on the ring are the following texts: "Eurovision Song Contest Host City", all Host Cities up until the year 2006 and a stamp: Helsinki 2007 with the initials of the prize designers, the concept and fob were designed by the ANTEEKSI Team and the ring by jewellery designer Taru Tonder.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The history of the Eurovision Song Contest - By year Official Eurovision Website History. Accessed May 2012
  2. ^ "København bliver vært for internationalt Melodi Grand Prix". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  3. ^ Badzic, Milenko (26 January 2015). "Host City Insignia Exchange & Semi-Final Allocation Draw". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 

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