The Eurovision Song Contest Village: "Let's Meet at Rathausplatz"

More+Events ♦ Published: May 15, 2015; 12:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

In the week leading up to the ESC finals in Vienna, Rathausplatz – the square in front of Vienna City Hall – will be turned into the Eurovision Village from 18 to 23 May 2015. It will be THE place to be for everyone interested in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2015. The programme starts on 18 May with the opening event featuring an international fashion show, and will continue with themed days, live performances by ESC contestants, a colourful family programme. On 23 May, the ESC finals will be broadcast live from Stadthalle and shown on Rathausplatz. For one week, the framework event under the motto "Hello Vienna. Welcome Europe!" will highlight the very best of the Eurovision nations, including culinary delights from different countries.

Eurovision Village, directly in front of Vienna City Hall, is THE place to be for locals, guests and ESC fans. / Picture: ©

The first ESC 2015 highlight on Rathausplatz is scheduled for 17 May, when all participating artists and the 40 official delegations will appear on a red carpet (200 metres long) before entering Vienna City Hall for the official opening reception hosted by the Mayor of Vienna.

Meeting place for locals and guests

Christian Oxonitsch, Vienna’s Executive City…