Junior Eurovision 2024: Madrid to host the 22nd edition

Junior Eurovision 2024: Madrid to host the 22nd edition
Friday, 10 May 2024

  • It has officially been confirmed that the Spanish capital city of Madrid will be hosting the 2024 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. 

    The EBU and the Spanish national broadcaster, RTVE,  announced this afternoon that Madrid will be hosting the 22nd edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year.

    France was last year's winner with Zoe and her song 'Cœur' marking the country's third victory. Having already hosted the contest twice in the last three years and with the Olympic Game held this summer in Paris, the French Televisions decided to hand over the hosting while last year's runner up, Spain, accepted EBU's invitation to host the next edition. 

    Spain came second in last year's contest with Sandra Valero singing LOVIU. Today RTVE revealed that Madrid has been assigned to host the next contest. This will be the second time Spain will be hosting the contest, 20 years after 20 years after María Isabel’s victory with Antes Muerta Que Sencilla.


    The Date and Venue

    Exterior view of the venue (c.2018)

    The 2024 Junior Eurovision will be taking place in Madrid on November 16 at the  Caja Mágica. The slogan of the contest will go public on a later date. 

    Caja Mágica, also known as the Manzanares Park Tennis Center, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Madrid, Spain. Since 2009, it has been the home of the Madrid Open tennis tournament.There are three courts under the one structure, and a series of retractable roofs. The seating capacity of Courts 1 and 2 would have been increased if Madrid's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics had been successful.


    Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, said:

    “We’re very excited to be heading to Madrid 55 years after the Spanish capital hosted its last Eurovision event. We are looking forward to seeing RTVE’s exciting ideas to make this wonderful venue come alive, and to welcoming young artists from across Europe to Caja Mágica in November.”

    News Source: Junioreurovision.tv

    Cover photo: RTVE / Image: Wikipedia