|Michael Götzhaber (left), Richard Grasl, Kathrin Zechner, |
Jon Ola Sand, Alexander Wrabetz, Sietse Bakker.
Photo: Milenko Badzic (ORF)
Only one week after the victory from Conchita Wurst from Austria with her song 'Rise Like A Phoenix' at this years 59th Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen the first Eurovision 2015 took place in Vienna (Austria).
For the 'Eurovision 2015 Kick-Off'-Meeting the EBU delegation and the Austrian broadcaster ORF met two days ago in Vienna.
Present from the EBU delegation:
- Jon Ola Sand - Executive Supervisior
- Sietse Bakker - Event Supervisor
"We appreciate the early invitation for this kick-off meeting, which shows ORF's commitment to a successful Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. The foundation of that success is an early start, and we are looking forward to the challenge ahead!" said Jon Ola Sand, the EBU Executive Supervisor
Present from the Austrian broadcaster ORF:
- Dr. Alexander Wrabetz - General Director
- Richard Grasl - Commercial Director
- Kathrin Zechner - TV Director
- Michael Götzhaber - Technical Director
"With a major international event such as the Eurovision Song Contest, it is important not to lose time and to start the preparation work. In this sense, we also have already started initial discussions - just a week after the victory. All are highly motivated and with the EBU, we have a top professional partner on our side. It is sure that a mega project of this magnitude can only be realised as a pan-Austrian cooperation between ORF, the state, municipal and private partners." said Dr. Alexander Wrabetz, the General Director from Austrian broadcaster ORF.
Dates Eurovision Song Contest 2015:
- 12.05.2015 - First Semi-Final
- 14.05.2015 - Second Semi-Final
- 16.05.2015 - Grand Final
It's possible that these dates will be changed later this summer. Until now it's not sure which city in Austria will host the 60th Eurovision Song Contest next year. The 'Eurovision 2015' arena should be available six weeks before the event and it should be a closed event hall without issues with daylight.