Kiev confirmed as the host city for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

International Exhibition Centre, Kiev {copyright: NTU}

International Exhibition Centre, Kiev {copyright: NTU}

After much anticipation and speculation the host city for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest was today confirmed as Kiev. The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and NTU (National Television company of Ukraine) jointly revealed the announcement.

It has been a long city battle in Ukraine where originally eight cities submitted bids to host the contest. This was narrowed down to just three – Kiev, Odessa and Dnipro.

The venue will be the International Exhibition Centre that hold 11,000 spectators.

The dates of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be 9 May (semi-final 1), 11 May (semi-final 2) and 13 May (Grand Final).

Source: Eurovision.tv; NTU; ESC Covers

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