Eurovision 2021 to proceed in Rotterdam in a limited format – organizers

FILE PHOTO: General view of the concert hall Ahoy in Rotterdam
FILE PHOTO: General view of the concert hall Ahoy, that should have hosted the Eurovision song contest in May, and now is used as an emergency hospital, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Rotterdam, Netherlands March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

February 3, 2021

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The 2021 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in limited form in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in May due to restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Wednesday.

Some performances will be held in the city on May 18, 20 and 22, in a “socially distanced” way, organizers said, without specifying whether any live audience would be allowed in. Some delegations may submit recorded performances.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Jon Boyle)