Elenco delle città ospitanti dell’Eurovision Song Contest


Ecco qui l’elenco delle città e luoghi che hanno ospitato l’Eurovision Song Contest, una o più volte. Dal 1958, la città ospitante è stata abitualmente il paese vincitore dell’anno precedente. Anche se ci sono state delle eccezioni, nel 1960, 1963, 1972, 1974 e 1980, dal 1981, tutte le gare si sono tenute nel paese che ha vinto l’anno precedente.


Countries which have hosted the Eurovision Song Contest [a]  G – A single hosting P –  Multiple hostings

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international song competition, held every year by the Eurovision broadcasting organisation since 1956. This page is a list of cities and venues that have hosted the contest, one or more times.

Having hosted the contest six times, Dublin holds the record for having hosted the contest most often. It is followed by London and Luxembourg (each hosted 4 contests), then Copenhagen and Stockholm (each hosted 3 contests).

Le città ospitanti dell’ Eurovision Song Contest:

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 Malmö Isstadion 1992
Malmö Arena 2013
5  Netherlands Hilversum AVRO Studio 1958
Amsterdam RAI Congrescentrum 1970
The Hague Nederlands Congresgebouw 1976, 1980
Rotterdam Rotterdam Ahoy 2020[b], 2021 [2020, Contest cancelled]
4  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[c] 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
 Israel Jerusalem International Convention Centre 1979, 1999
Tel Aviv Expo Tel Aviv 2019
 Italy Naples Sala di Concerto della RAI 1965
Rome Studio 15 di Cinecittà 1991
TBD TBD 2022
2   Switzerland Lugano Teatro Kursaal 1956
Lausanne Palais de Beaulieu 1989
 Austria Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace 1967
Wiener Stadthalle 2015
 Ukraine Kyiv Palace of Sports 2005
International Exhibition Centre 2017
1 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Madrid Teatro Real 1969
 Belgium Brussels Centenary Palace 1987
 Yugoslavia Zagreb[d] Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall 1990  [Former countries that have been dissolved]
 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

Special events.

Anniversari dell’Eurovision Song Contest / Anniversary events.

Anniversary Country City Venue Event Year
25th  Norway Mysen Momarken Songs of Europe 1981
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

Replacement events.

Year Country Event Replacing Reason
2020 Netherlands The Netherlands Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light Eurovision Song Contest 2020 COVID-19 outbreak

Hosting traditions and exceptions. The tradition of the winning country hosting the following year’s event was established in 1958, held in the Netherlands. A number of exceptions to this rule have occurred since, typically when the winning country had already hosted the event in the recent past. These exceptions are listed below:

1960—hosted by the BBC in London when the Netherlands’ NTS declined due to expense, having previously hosted the 1958 contest. The United Kingdom was chosen to host after finishing in second place in 1959.

1963—hosted by the BBC in London when France’s RTF declined due to expense, having previously hosted the contest in 1959 and 1961. The second- and third-placed Monaco and Luxembourg also declined when offered hosting duties.

1970—hosted by the NOS in Amsterdam following a ballot to determine the host after the 1969 contest produced four winning countries.

1972—hosted by the BBC in Edinburgh when Monaco’s Télé Monte Carlo was unable to provide a suitable venue. The Monegasque broadcaster invited the BBC to host the event due to their previous experience.

1974—hosted by the BBC in Brighton when Luxembourg’s RTL declined due to expense after hosting the 1973 contest.

1980—hosted by the NOS in The Hague when Israel’s IBA declined due to expense after staging the 1979 event. The Dutch offered to host the contest after several other broadcasters, reportedly including runner-up Spain’s RTVE and the BBC, were unwilling to do so.

With Australia’s invitation to participate in the contest in 2015, it was announced that should they win the contest, Australian broadcaster SBS would co-host the following year’s contest in a European city in collaboration with an EBU Member Broadcaster of their choice.

Host City Insignia. 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. The Host City Insignia Exchange usually takes place in conjunction with the Semi-Final Allocation Draw. The insignia is traditionally put on display in a public place, such as the City Hall or another venue of local significance. 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.

Semi-final allotment drawing venue. Since the introduction in 2008 of the two semi-finals system, a drawing has been held to determine in which semi-final a country would participate, as well as in which semi-final a country would vote in. Each year, either five or six countries are exempt from the drawing for competing in the semi-finals: the big-five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK), and the host country, if the host is not one of the big five. In 2015 the number of countries exempt was seven, as Australia joined the other six countries exempt because the country was considered a special guest contestant.

Regardless if a country is exempt from competing in the semi-finals, all participating countries are allotted a semi-final in which to vote.

Year Venue City
2008 Old Palace Belgrade
2009 Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel Moscow
2010 Euroclub at Smuget [no] Oslo
2011 Esprit Arena Düsseldorf
2012 Buta Palace Baku
2013 Malmö City Hall [sv] Malmö
2014 Copenhagen City Hall Copenhagen
2015 Vienna Rathaus Vienna
2016 Stockholm City Hall Stockholm
2017 Column Hall of Kiev City State Administration Kiev
2018 Lisbon City Hall Lisbon
2019 Tel Aviv Museum of Art Tel Aviv


Rotterdam City Hall Rotterdam

Running order drawing venue. For the 1988 and 1997 contests, both held in Dublin, the running order was announced at a dedicated event.

Year Venue
1988 Mansion House, Dublin
1997 Clarence Hotel, Dublin
2012 Buta Palace, Baku

Opening ceremony venue. An official Opening Ceremony with a red carpet procession has been held since 2009 at a venue in the host city. Previously a welcome reception was typically held for all participating artists and hosted by the mayor of the host city.

Year Venue Ref.
1992 Malmö City Hall
1993 Great Southern Hotel, Killarney
City Hall, Cork
1994 Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin
1995 Royal Hospital Kilmainham
1996 Oslo City Hall
1998 ICC Birmingham
1999 Israel Museum
2006 Zappeion
2007 Finlandia Hall
2008 Palace of Serbia
2009 Central Manezh Exhibition Center
2010 Oslo City Hall
2011 Tonhalle Düsseldorf
2012 Baku Sports Palace
2013 Malmö Opera
2014 City Hall Square, Copenhagen
2015 Vienna City Hall
2016 Stockholm City Hall
2017 Mariyinsky Palace
2018 Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
2019 Habima Square & Charles Bronfman Auditorium
2020 Rotterdam Cruise Terminal 
2021 Rotterdam Cruise Terminal


  • [a] ^ In 1990 the former country of Yugoslavia hosted the contest in the City of Zagreb, which is in present day Croatia. Croatia, as an independent country, has not yet hosted the contest. The map shows the countries that formerly made up the country of Yugoslavia, and cannot also simultaneously show Yugoslavia. 
  • [b] ^ Contest cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • [c] ^ The 1957 and 1983 contests were held in what was then West Germany. The 2011 contest was in reunified Germany.
  • [d] ^ Now in present-day Croatia following the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.
  • [e] ^ The semi-final allocation draw for the cancelled 2020 contest was retained for the 2021 contest.