The contest heads to Azerbaijan

It has been confirmed this evening that Baku, Azerbaijan will be the host city for the 4th edition of the Turkvizyon Song Contest in 2016.

The contest will be heading to the most successful country in Turkvizyon and Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest history, with the country having won the 1st editions of both contests. The venue for the competition has not been announced at this stage however there are only two indoor arena’s in the Azeri Capital which would be suitable to the stage the contest. The dates for the contest have not been announced.

The Arena was due to host the Eurovision Dance Contest 2009

Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex:

The arena opened in 1990 and has hosted a large number of major sporting events including the 2015 European Games as well as multiple Boxing championships. The venue was selected to in 2009 to host the third edition of the Eurovision Dance Contest but the event was postponed indefinitely due to a lack of countries wishing to participate.

Built specifically for Eurovision 2012

Baku Crystal Hall:

The Crystal Hall was built specifically for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest and has a capacity for 25,000 people. The arena also played host to concerts by Rihanna, Beyonce and Shakira, furthermore the Crystall Hall was the venue for a number of European Games events.

Soure: Dr. Eurovision