The former shipyard will undergo all necessary improvements to be able to host three state-of-the-art television shows in May next year.
The choice was approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU/EUROVISION) and the Reference Group, the contest's governing body on behalf of the participating public broadcasters.
"We are looking forward to welcoming Europe in Copenhagen, which is full of cultural diversity, has an excellent infrastructure and a variety of hotels. At the chosen venue we have the opportunity to realise our creative ambitions. The entire area around the B&W Hallerne will be transformed into Eurovision Island, where delegates, press and fans will come together," says Pernille Gaardbo, Executive Producer of the 2014 contest at Host Broadcaster DR.
"Copenhagen is one of Europe's most popular tourist destination and has what it takes to host an event of this scale," says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of EBU/EUROVISION. He adds: "The chosen venue is a bold creative move, and we are confident that the good cooperation between DR and the City of Copenhagen will result in three shows that Europe will remember for a long time!"
DR has given several cities the opportunity to bid for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest and evaluated their proposals with great eye for detail. Sand: "DR has given cities across Denmark a fair shot to host Europe's biggest music entertainment show. We don’t just stand firmly behind DR's decision to choose Copenhagen as host city, and also behind the thorough process that led to this outcome."
Semi-Finals of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest are set to take place on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th of May, the Final is scheduled for Saturday, the 10th of May. Some 170 million people from over 40 countries are expected to tune in for the upcoming contest.