San Francisco, California
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LIVE broadcast from the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest
Embassy of Denmark, Washington D.C., Saturday May 10, 2014 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EST)
37 countries and 600 million viewers! Join us in celebrating the grand finale of the world’s largest music contest when the Danish Embassy & American-Danish Business Council host the annual European Song Contest broadcasted live from Copenhagen, Denmark!
In collaboration with the EU Delegation, Danish Crown, Castello cheese, VisitDenmark, The Danish Ministry of Culture, The Danish School of Washington D.C. and Eurovision Americas we bring you live broadcast on big screens, DJ + entertainment, and serve pork ribs & coleslaw at our garden party event with the option to buy drinks and snacks (cash only).
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The Eurovision Song Contest event is on the same day as EU Open House (May 10) which is a free open house event from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.! Check out the news & events sections of www.usa.um.dk for more information.
About Eurovision Song Contest:
How it all began
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) was formed on 12th February 1950 by 23 broadcasting organisations from Europe and the Mediterranean at a conference in Devon, United Kingdom. It was on the 6th of June, 1954, that Montreux became the venue for the first transmission by the EBU's Eurovision Network of the Narcissus Festival and its flower-bedecked procession floats.
The first Eurovision viewers eagerly watched on four million television sets in homes, bars, and shop windows in Germany, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Without interruption, the Eurovision Song Contest has been broadcast every year since 1956, which makes it one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. In 2003, the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place, while the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated her 50th anniversary 2005. Viewers picked ABBA's Waterloo as best ever Eurovision Song Contest song.
2008 running saw a record of 43 represented countries, as Azerbaijan and San Marino joined the family.
The competition has been broadcast throughout Europe, but also in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand and the United States, even though these countries do not participate. In 2010, the format will be launched outside of Europe so that various other parts of the world will be introduced to the concept behind the show.
Official website for Eurovision Song Contest: www.eurovision.tv
What's included in the ticket price?
Pork ribs and coleslaw, served between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. One serving per ticket. First come, first served. There will also be live entertainment and a fun trivia quizz.
We will be selling drinks and snacks at our cash-only bar.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There is no age limit (apart from the differentiation between adult and child tickets) but you should bring picture ID.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There will be free busses going to the embassy until 3:30 p.m. (also stopping at other EU embassies) as a part of the other big May 10 event, EU Open House. Our adress is:
Embassy of Denmark
3200 Whitehaven St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Closest metro is Dupont Circle. From there, the embassy is a 15-20 minute walk.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Most importantly, bring cash if you wish to purchase snacks and drinks. You are very welcome to bring a picnic blanket since this is an outdoor event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, you should bring the printed ticket to the event.
What is the refund policy?
No refund. Event will take place regardless of weather.
Limited wheelchair access. Contact us ahead at email@example.com if you need wheelchair access.