THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch broadcaster NPO, one of the organizers of the Eurovision 2020 Festival, unveiled the constitution of the event’s design team. Chosen by the event organizing committee, the team will consist of five elements with experience in lighting, sound engineering and video editing.
Henk Jan Van Beek (lighting), Thijs Peters (sound), Jeroen ten Brinke (sound) and Hans Cromheecke (video) are part of the team that will soon receive a new element. The four elements have already worked together on various events, such as the Olympic Ceremonies, Sing China program and previous editions of the Eurovision Festival.
The municipality of The Hague has dropped some serious money for an advertorial in the Rotterdam bid book for the Eurovision Song Contest. As AD reports, the city paid a staggering 25,000 euros to place a photo of the historic Kurhaus in Scheveningen in the bid book, along with a one-sentence description of the many hotels in the municipality.
The Dutch press is reporting that it is likely three presenters will be chosen to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event for Eurovision 2020, has informed RTL that next years contest is likely to have three presenters. The comments came as Mr Bakker spoke to RTL Boulevard about the speculation regarding who will host the contest in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam asks residents and entrepreneurs to submit city plans for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Rotterdam is setting up a city program with the goal of having Eurovision felt throughout the city. From small festivals in specific neighbourhoods to Eurovision-themed catering, Rotterdam wants visitors (and indeed locals) to enjoy their time in the city.
Het thema van #ESC2020 is #OpenUp! “Een thema dat uitstekend past bij de stad Rotterdam!” aldus wethouder @SaidKasmiD66. Heb jij een mooi idee voor het programma? Laat het weten aan @RdamFestivals. Kasmi: “Het wordt een feest van iedereen, voor iedereen!” https://t.co/y2Fpca7Mza pic.twitter.com/4eLxmaqgRN
— B en W Rotterdam (@College010) October 24, 2019