The Danish national broadcaster DR has just announced that due to the Coronavirus hitting Denmark, this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, set to take place tomorrow in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, is going to be held with no audience present in the venue.
10,000 tickets have been sold for tomorrow’s show, but the organizers have now decided that the event is going to take place in an empty venue, as no audience will be allowed entry. This is a direct consequence of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksens’ announcement this morning, that all events gathering 1000 people or more should be delayed or cancelled.
Gustav Lützhøft, a spokesman of DMGP stated:
We obviously had a dream of thousands of people in the auditorium as it gives a special atmosphere for such a show, but we are still going to make a big TV production, which we can gather about at home in the living rooms. We think it is logical to follow the recommendation of the Prime Minister. Of course, I’m annoyed on behalf of our audience, and I’m sorry to have to disappoint them. But our first priority is to adhere to the recommendations we get from the authorities.
Those who bought tickets for the show are going to be contacted by DR, and their tickets will either be refunded, or changed for other events.
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