Commercial Director of the Enschede Airport Twente, has confirmed that it is investigating submitting a bid to host Eurovision 2020.
The Enschede Airport Twente has confirmed that it will progress ahead with plans to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Commercial Director Marten Foppen, has spent this week working on building support to for plans to bid, bringing the contest to the city on the Dutch-German border.
Mr Foppen explained that whether the airport will be formally submitting a bid had yet to be determined, but that preparatory work is underway:
If possible, certainly. This week it was announced that mid-June all requirements were known that a location must meet. Then we can submit a bid book. We will use the next two weeks to investigate whether it is really feasible to bring the Songfestival to Twente. If the answer is yes, we go for it. The dream is not over yet.
The airport is proposing to hold the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in a hangar at the airport. The bid would require the construction of a large number of facilities for the competition.
Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Arcade”. After 44 years of waiting the Netherlands took victory scoring a total of 498 points.
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan Laurence is originally from Spijkenisse, born in 1994. This year he graduated from the Rock Academy in Tilburg where he studied to become a singer-songwriter as well as music producer. He has also spent time previously in London and Stockholm writing music. He was internally selected in January by the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS to represent the nation in the 2019 contest.