Upon Poland’s first win at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, it was revealed that Poland would accept the responsibility to host the contest this year, however up until now we had not yet received news about the host city.
On the 24th of November, the upcoming participants of Junior Eurovision will be travelling to the city of Gliwice-Silesia where the 2019 contest will be hosted. The contest will take place in the Arena Gliwice which is one of the largest and most modern sports and entertainment venues in the nation.
EBU Head of Live Events, Jon Ola Sand has commented on the choice, saying,
‘We are delighted to announce that Gliwice-Silesia, will be the Host City of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The show in Minsk was a spectacular event and we are in no doubt that TVP will put on an equally brilliant show; riding high on their win last year. As well as producing an unbeatable bid, it is extra special to have last year’s winning country host the event, and we believe that the TVP team will invest the same passion, dedication and fun into planning the event for this November’
Gliwice is one of the oldest cities in Silesia, and will host the contest for the very first time. The city is a cultural and historical hub, but also has great transportation which is crucial for the hosting of the contest.