The website page that was online for some time on Wednesday and seemed to give Rotterdam away as the location of the Eurovision Song Contest, was due to a technical error, reports EBU, the organization of the Song Festival.
"During the preparations for the announcement of the host city on Friday, pages for both cities were created on the website so that they would be ready for publication during the announcement. Due to a problem at the back of the website, both pages were online for a short time This is now solved ", EBU says.
On Wednesday, a website page was shown for a short time on which Rotterdam was listed as the location of the Songfestival. After several people and media reported on this, the page for Maastricht came online a short time later. Some time later the pages were deleted again.
According to the organization, the location of the Eurovision Song Contest will not be announced until Friday as planned.
A print screen from the website page.