A month ago we got the information that, Eurovision 2021 with an audience remains as an option and recently we informed you that the number of live audience at Ahoy will be depending from the number of patients at Intensive Care. The newest information regarding the audience at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 came from the political correspondent at RTL Nieuws, Floor Bremer, who revealed that the cabinet met and decided that the Eurovision will be able to be organised with an audience.
Ondertussen: een ander deel van het kabinet vergaderde of het songfestival met publiek door mag gaan (besluit was al genomen, maar eind april zou er nog naar gekeken worden met de meest recente cijfers): Goed nieuws voor liefhebbers: fieldlab songfestival mag doorgaan met publiek
— floor bremer (@floorbremer) April 29, 2021
In the meantime: another part of the cabinet met whether the Eurovision song contest may continue with the public (decision had already been taken, but at the end of April it would still be looked at with the most recent figures): Good news for enthusiasts: fieldlab Eurovision may continue with public
The translation of the tweet by Floor Bremer
As RTL Nieuws reports Ministers Arie Slob (Media), Hugo De Jonge (Public Health), Ferdinand Grapperhaus (Justice and security) and Ingrid Van Engelshoven (Culture) as well as State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs) were set to have the consultations regarding the corona measures on Wednesday but that was postponed for today. The maximum amount of audience which is going to be allowed is 3500 people which is around 20% of the capacity of Rotterdam Ahoy Arena. Eurovision Song Contest is considered as Fieldlab event and in case there are more than 900 corona patients at intensive care those are being reconsidered. On Wednesday the number of patients was 814. Fieldlab events are a joint initiative between the Government of the Netherlands and the Dutch events sector. The tickets sales are going to start on 8th of May and are available to those who successfully bought the tickets for last years cancelled show. The general public sale won’t commence all the previous ticket holders will receive necessary instructions by 5th of May.
We’re happy the Dutch government have confirmed we can safely welcome an audience of 3500 for each of the #Eurovision 2021 shows in Rotterdam next month.
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) April 29, 2021