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.
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:
|8||United Kingdom||London||Royal Festival Hall||1960|
|BBC Television Centre||1963|
|Royal Albert Hall||1968|
|Wembley Conference Centre||1977|
|Harrogate||Harrogate International Centre||1982|
|Birmingham||National Indoor Arena||1998|
|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|
|The Hague||Nederlands Congresgebouw||1976, 1980|
|Rotterdam||Rotterdam Ahoy||[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|
|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|
|Lausanne||Palais de Beaulieu||1989|
|Austria||Vienna||Hofburg Imperial Palace||1967|
|Ukraine||Kyiv||Palace of Sports||2005|
|International Exhibition Centre||2017|
|Yugoslavia||Zagreb[d]||Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall||1990||[Former countries that have been dissolved]|
|Turkey||Istanbul||Abdi İpekçi Arena||2004|
|Greece||Athens||Olympic Indoor Hall||2006|
|Azerbaijan||Baku||Baku Crystal Hall||2012|
Anniversari dell’Eurovision Song Contest / Anniversary events.
|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|
|2020||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.
|2009||Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel||Moscow|
|2010||Euroclub at Smuget||Oslo|
|2013||Malmö City Hall||Malmö|
|2014||Copenhagen City Hall||Copenhagen|
|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.
|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.
|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|
|2008||Palace of Serbia|
|2009||Central Manezh Exhibition Center|
|2010||Oslo City Hall|
|2012||Baku Sports Palace|
|2014||City Hall Square, Copenhagen|
|2015||Vienna City Hall|
|2016||Stockholm City Hall|
|2018||Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology|
|2019||Habima Square & Charles Bronfman Auditorium|
|2021||Rotterdam Cruise Terminal|
- 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.
- Contest cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The 1957 and 1983 contests were held in what was then West Germany. The 2011 contest was in reunified Germany.
- Now in present-day Croatia following the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.
- The semi-final allocation draw for the cancelled 2020 contest was retained for the 2021 contest.