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Where are we going to in 2022?

One thing is for sure: we go to Italy in 2022. However, there are a lot of options. But we don’t have more specific information yet. As you could have read here, Italian broadcaster RAI started a bid process. No less than 17 (!!) cities and regions submitted their candidacy, being: Acireale Alessandria Bertinoro di Romagna Bologna Florence Genoa Jesolo Matera Milan Palazzolo Acreide Pesaro Rimini Rome Sanremo Turin Trieste Viterbo   Tomorrow, RAI will provide these cities and regions bid books. Before the 4th of august, they all have to submit their full details. It is likely that, the more cities know, the more cities withdraw. Two years ago, even Amsterdam decided to withdraw as none of the venues there was available.

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Bid process Eurovision 2022 announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 host broadcaster RAI has announced a bid process for the host city. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) fixed a number of criteria for a host city. For example, there must be an international airport no more than 90 minutes from the host city. There must be more than 2.000 hotel rooms in the city itself or it’s near area. And of course the venue itself is an important thing. The venue must have a capacity of around 8.000 to 10.000 people. It must have a main hall with the capacity to house the set and all other requirements needed to produce a high level broadcast production. It must contain space for a press centre, delegation spaces, dressing rooms and so on. The venue must be available 6 weeks before the rehearsals start, the 2 rehearsal and broadcasting weeks and one week after the contest. Probably the first of the interested cities will withdraw soon, because they can not live up to the standard. Let’s see were we go after Naples (1965) and Rome (1991)…..  

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