EBU has confirmed that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the National Palace of Arts , Kiev, Ukraine. The arena is considered as one of the best venues for culture and arts in Kiev as it has all the necessary facilities required for the song contest. The main concert hall has a capacity of over 3,700 persons. Artists that have performed in this arena include Luciano Pavarotti, Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias.
“I am very pleased with the venue – the National Palace of Arts Ukraine. Having seen all the features of the arena, I can say that this venue is well suited for the contest and meets all our requirements,” commented the Executive Supervisor of the contest, Vladislav Yakovlev.
All the delegations will stay at the newly built Alfavito Hotel which is right in the city centre and only a few minutes away from the venue.
This year’s contest will be held on the 30th of November in Kyiv, Ukraine. Malta will be represented by Gaia Cauchi with her song ‘The Start’.
Source: NTU, junioreurovision.tv
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