The city of Rotterdam has decided to cancel plans for an in-person Eurovision Village due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a city council meeting yesterday it was determined that the Eurovision Village at the Binnenrotte will not be constructed. The Eurovision Village had looked to become one of the Fieldlab Events, a program created to develop safe re-opening strategies for the Dutch entertainment sector however, this was not agreed upon.
As a result the Eurovision Village will now be held as an online-only event. The online version will offer up a “high-quality, virtual and interactive 3D world” which will open up Rotterdam to visitors from across the globe, it is hoped 1 million people will visit the city virtually.
The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 are closely monitoring whether an audience will be able to attend the contest in the Ahoy Arena. According to a guideline of the Dutch government, the testing done by Fieldlab Events cannot go ahead if the number of patients in intensive care units is above 900. Today it has been reported that 839 patients are in intensive care units in The Netherlands.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place on May 18, 20, and 22 in Rotterdam. A total of 39 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Eurovision 2020 was due to be held in Rotterdam after Duncan Laurence gave the Netherlands their first victory since 1975 with the song “Arcade”. After the cancelation of the 2020 contest, it was decided that Rotterdam would host the 2021 contest instead.
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