Today it was announced that the government has decided to allow an audience at all 9 shows (live shows and dress rehearsals) of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, under the Fieldlab framework.
In recent months, the Eurovision team has worked hard on various (4) scenarios to allow the Eurovision to continue. The focus was on bringing all 39 participating countries to the Netherlands. Extensive Covid-19 measures and a test program are part of this approach.
“The fact that we now have the opportunity to open the script for a Eurovision Song Contest with the audience again is something we could only dream of. We are grateful to the government and Fieldlab Events for this perspective and the confidence they give us in this, ”said executive producer Sietse Bakker. He emphasizes that the health of the artists, crew and soon also the audience has absolute top priority.
In the coming weeks more will become clear about the way in which the public can be received and how ticket sales will take place. This is done in close consultation with the European Broadcasting Union, the Municipality of Rotterdam and Rotterdam Ahoy.