NPO has confirmed that additional visits are to be made to Maastricht and Rotterdam, as part of the host city selection process.
The team that will determine the host city of Eurovision 2020 are to make additional technical working visits to Maastricht and Rotterdam. The two cities have already received one visit each from the team since being shortlisted two weeks ago.
The next visits are to gain further detail and have more discussion regarding the logistics of the production of the Eurovision Song Contest. The dates of the visits to either city have not been revealed by NPO.
How the Bidding Process Works
At the start of June the cities or regions that express interest received a document from the broadcasters which outlined the full criteria that needs to be met should they be selected. This forms the foundation for each interested bid.
Those cities or regions still in the running have four weeks to create their “bid books” which will then need to be submitted at the start of July.
During July, the organisers will then have the option of visiting those cities and regions in the running. Following the assessments, the host city for the 2020 contest will then be chosen with consultation from the EBU. The host city will then be announced during August.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition after Duncan Laurence’s victory at the 2019 contest with his song “Arcade”. To date, 25 countries have confirmed preliminary participation:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom