List of host cities of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international song competition, held every year by the Eurovision broadcasting organisation since 1956. This page is a list of cities and venues that have hosted the contest, one or more times. Since 1958, the host city has customarily been in the country that won the contest the previous year. There have been exceptions, however, when certain issues have prevented the winner from hosting the following year's contest. These exceptions occurred in 1960, 1963, 1972, 1974 and 1980. In all but one of those exceptions, the United Kingdom hosted Eurovision. The custom of having the winning country host the Eurovision the following year has now been observed for 39 consecutive years.


The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international song competition, held every year by the Eurovision broadcasting organisation since 1956. This page is a list of cities and venues that have hosted the contest, one or more times. Since 1958, the host city has customarily been in the country that won the contest the previous year. There have been exceptions, however, when certain issues have prevented the winner from hosting the following year's contest. These exceptions occurred in 1960, 1963, 1972, 1974 and 1980. In all but one of those exceptions, the United Kingdom hosted Eurovision. The custom of having the winning country host the Eurovision the following year has now been observed for 39 consecutive years.
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