The main focus of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest venue ‒ Vienna Stadthalle ‒ will be entirely centred around carrying out preparation works for hosting the Diamond Jubilee of the event from as early as the 7th of April, all the way until the final show on the 23rd of May 2015. During this seven week period, all the other planned events will be rescheduled or cancelled.
According to a press release given today by Stadthalle officials, amongst the events to be rescheduled are a concert by composer James Last, an entertainment show with horses ‒ Apassionata, a performance show by the magician duo, the Ehrlich Brothers, as well as two fairs: PetExpo and BabyExpo. In cooperation with the organisers, new replacement dates have already been set. Depending on the show, previously purchased tickets will remain valid, or will alternatively have to be exchanged for new ones.
According to the new schedule, the easy listening luminary, James Last, will have his concert on 23 April 2015, which is one day after the planned schedule (tickets must be exchanged by 22 April). The performance show of the magician duo Ehrlich Brothers is rescheduled for 11 April, for which the tickets will not have to be exchanged. The horse show Apassionata is planned to be held on 6 June, instead of 25 April, as previously scheduled. For this show tickets also do not need to be exchanged. And, the PetExpo and BabyExpo fairs will alternatively be held at the same time ‒ from 12 to 14 June.
“We see this as an ideal solution for our visitors who have been looking forward to these concerts and shows”, said Wolfgang Fischer, Managing Director of Vienna Stadthalle. All the other events with fixed dates have also been provided with suitable alternates, so that the venue can be completely dedicated to hosting the Song Contest.