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The EBU and Host Broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS are looking forward to welcoming you to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Below you can find important information to help you cover the event.

Staying informed

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Accreditation

Press can apply for accreditation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 between Tuesday 17 December 2019 and Friday 28 February 2020. Find out how to apply on our Accreditation page.

Please read the Accreditation Handbook (available for download via the Accreditation page) thoroughly before beginning your application so that you are aware of the correct category to use.

Representatives of International Fan Community Outlets applying in the “International Delegation” will be notified by 6 March 2020 at the latest if they have been successful.

Hotel Booking

A selection of hotel rooms in and around Rotterdam has been made available for press and fans attending the event. Press and fans can book from a special allocation of hotel rooms via the official booking agency, Preferred Hotel Reservations between 10 January and 6 March. Reservations can be made here.

The City of Rotterdam will also provide a regular shuttle service to press for convenient transportation between official hotels and the Ahoy venue.

When booking through the so-called “Room Kit” of the official agency, please keep in mind the following timeline and conditions:

  • A room reservation must be made in the period between 1 May and 17 May.

  • Some hotels have a minimum length of stay requirement.

  • At the time of booking, your credit card will be charged and the reservation can not be cancelled.

  • After 31 January, hotels may offer rooms that have not been booked on the open market.

  • The offer for rooms and special rates via the Room Kit will expire on 6 March.

  • From 6 March, rooms will be booked based on the best available rates at the time of booking.

Artwork

Media may use the logo and theme artwork for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in an editorial context only, following the guidelines.

Commercial use is strictly prohibited unless explicitly authorized by the EBU. Logo and artwork downloads are available on the Brand page.

Pictures

Press may use pictures published on eurovision.tv for editorial purposes only with the credit EBU/Photographer Name.

Archive Requests

Media wishing to use footage from the Eurovision Song Contest in news programmes, documentaries or otherwise should click here to find the broadcasting rights guidelines, terms of use and contact details.

To clear the rights for footage of previous Eurovision Song Contests between 2004 and 2019 please contact Gert Kark.

For requests from before 2004 please contact the Host Broadcaster for that year as the EBU does not hold the rights.

Press Centre

The Press Centre at the Rotterdam Ahoy will open on Saturday 2 May and close following the Grand Final in the early hours of Sunday 17 May. Full opening hours will be published at a later date.

Contact us

Before reaching out to us, we invite you to take a look at our Questions & Answers page.

For questions regarding the Eurovision Song Contest, please contact our press team.

EBU corporate media enquiries can be sent directly to the EBU Communications team.

Last updated: 5 February 2020