The council of the city of Rotterdam will vote next week on whether to approve funding that would enable the city to host Eurovision 2021.
Last night the council of Rotterdam met to discuss whether the city should attempt to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. RTV Rijnmond reports that the majority of the city council is in favour of Rotterdam hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, however there are questions regarding what the contest would look like next year.
Councilor Said Kasmi added that the councilors had questions regarding whether a Eurovision Village would be held and if so whether the location would move from the 2020 location of the Binnenrotte.
The council will reconvene on April 23 to vote on whether to approve an additional 6.7 million Euro’s to host the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The additional funds are required after insurance payments for the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 did not cover the reimbursement of all expenditure for the 2020 contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was scheduled to take place in at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam on the May 12, 14 and 16. The Netherlands won the right to host the competition following their win in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and the song “Arcade”.
Source: RTV Rijnmond