Its has been announced that from 15th till 23rd of May 2021 that doors of the Online Eurovision Village will open to visitors from around the world. Fans will be able to visit the world of Eurovision and enjoy live concerts by Eurovision legends such as Johnny Logan and DJ Afrojack.
Fans will be able to explore Rotterdam, meet its talented citizens, party surrounded by the Cube Houses or in the iconic Market Hall, and enjoy front-row seats for a live DJ Afrojack set. There will also be a special edition of the Dutch Junior Songfestival show for children, featuring winners of previous editions.
The Online Eurovision Village is available 24/7 and free of charge at: www.eurovisionvillage.com
Martin Österdahl, Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, will be logging on:
‘We’re really excited that the City of Rotterdam is breaking new ground this year with the creation of a virtual Eurovision Village. Opening up this online space means Eurovision fans from across the world can all be in Rotterdam to share the fun and excitement as we bring the Eurovision Song Contest back. The village is a tribute to the creativity of the Host City and their motto ‘Make It Happen’. We might not be able to gather in person the way we are used to this year but the innovation shown by the City of Rotterdam means that we can unite even more people with music and entertainment in the true spirit of the Eurovision Song Contest.’’
Renske Satijn, director of Rotterdam Festivals,adds:
‘‘Now that the world can’t come to Rotterdam, we will bring Rotterdam to the world! This idea inspired us to build this unique platform. I am incredibly proud of the fact that we have built the world’s first ever Online Eurovision Village. This year, a larger and more wide-ranging audience will be able to celebrate together. We aim to let online visitors enjoy the true Eurovision Song Contest vibes by offering them a great mix of live shows, guided tours and content that you simply don’t want to miss. Most of the content can be enjoyed as often as you like, but a few big events are live and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You do really want to be part of this, trust me! I am very pleased to invite everyone to visit the first ever Online Eurovision Village.’’
What will be in the Online Eurovision Village ?
The village has been designed, built and filled with digital content by Rotterdam Festivals, entertainment agency Tribe Company and DEPT digital agency. On the 3D map of Rotterdam there will be iconic Rotterdam’s sights such as the Euromast Tower and brand new Depot of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
It will be including the Eurovision Village where the official fan zone where a wide range of musicians and artists including 2021 participants will perform and where fans can meet up. Everyone is welcome to join in and enjoy the music and good vibes because admission is free of charge. It a official part of the Eurovision Song Contest and its been organised by the European Broadcasting Union and with Dutch broadcasting corporations NPO, NOS and AVROTROS as well as Host City Rotterdam.
As Host City Partner, Rotterdam Festivals is also responsible for the City Programme. With a creative and mainly online program, the city of Rotterdam will showcase its many talents. More than 50 organisations and cultural institutions are offering a wide range of events from open studios and singing competitions to music in playgrounds and mosques. All the activities of the City Programme can be found on the Rotterdam Festivals website.
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is set to take place at 18th,20th and 22nd of May 2021.
Eurovision 2021 playlist is available on different digital platforms:
You can find all the relevant information on our Eurovision 2021 homepage: