For the third time Copenhagen is the host country of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1964 Copenhagen was hosting the ESC for the first time thanks to Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann with “Dansevise” who reached the first place ever for Denmark in this contest. In 2001 Copenhagen was another time in the spotlight of the European music world thanks to the Olsen Brothers with “Fly of the Wings of Love” who won in Stockholm 2000. The contest was held in the biggest venue ever, the Parken stadium, which was a football stadium which has been covered by a flexible roof. And this year it’s the third time for Denmark hosting the ESC thanks to Emelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops”. The event will be very special for the Danes and the international visitors.
Like never before the community of Copenhagen will show its utmost effort to present a premium live entertainment show to the worldwide audience. In 2001 you could also experience that the Danes are really into Eurovision spirit. Wherever you go you will find shops and restaurants which play Eurovision music. Sitting in a restaurant is just fantastic when the Eurovision music is played, everybody starts to sing and swing with the music. That’s a truly unique Eurovision experience everybody could enjoy who is visiting the Danish capital these days. Walking through the hotspot of Copenhagen Nyhavn is a truly unique experience.
This year there will be not only the B&W Hallerne – the Eurovision arena – and the Eurovision Island where all is allocated, but also in the city there will be a 7 km long Eurovision promenade with lots of interesting spots, like stages where there is music and Eurovision related events.
The Scandinavians in particular love the Eurovision Song Contest very much and it’s a kind of phenomenon as the there was a final last year in Malmö, Sweden and one year later it’s only 14 kilometres away in Copenhagen, Denmark. Due to the fact the Danes and other Scandinavian countries love this event so much; this year’s event will top people’s expectations.
We all can be very curious and excited to follow the preparations of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest.