EBU officially announced a special show celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 60th anniversary show will be entitled Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits. EBU stated that it will be an event to showcase the best songs throughout the history of Eurovision while paying tribute to a number of artists who left a mark.
The show marking the diamond jubilee celebrations is to take place on 31st March. It will be produced by BBC and hosted by Graham Norton and Petra Mede. Norton is UK’s Eurovision commentator while Mede was the only host for the 2013 contest.
Reports about this show have been circulating for the past months and today EBU was in position to officially reveal details about the show to take place in London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith.
Last year’s Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst is amongst the list of confirmed guests for the show. The list includes The Herreys, who won for Sweden in 1984 and Natasha St-Pier who achieved a fourth respectable place for France in 2001. The guests’ list is expected to grow bigger and bigger.
Tickets for those interested to attend are expected to go on sale on Friday 6th February from eurovision.tv or BBC’s Eurovision website. The show will be broadcasted after 31st March in more than twenty countries.
Guy Freeman is the Executive Producer while Geoff Posner will be the Director of Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits. In addition to this show, the EBU will hold a Eurovision conference in London on 24th April. The conference will discuss the impact the contest left in Europe in the last six decades. A microsite of the biggest extravaganza show in the world will be launched shortly on 60th.eurovision.tv.
Ten years ago a special show marking the 50th anniversary took place in October at the Forum Arena in Copenhagen.
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