The preparations for NFAC 19 are already underway, so far we have around 45 delegations that have confirmed for the contest, and we await the final 12 to confirm in the next coming days. Click here to see which countries are left to take part in NFAC19.
There will be 4 venues which will be bidding for the right to host NFAC 19, which all reside in Baku. The decision to host the contest Baku was quickly decided upon winning the contest in Bucharest, with Baku being the only viable option available. So let’s look at these venues.
HEYDAR ALIYEV PALACE
- Heydar Aliyev Palace – it was an early contender to host the Eurovision 2012, but with only a capacity of 2500 people, it is the rank outside to host NFAC 19. Named after the former president who died in 2003, it remains as one of the main venues of music in Baku.
BAKU CRYSTALL HALL
2. Baky Crystall Hall – purposely built in 2012 to host the Eurovision Song Contest, and used for many of the bigger concerts to be staged in Baku. It will host 25,000 as well as offer state of the art experience during the show.
HEYDAR ALIYEV SPORTS AND EXHBITION COMPLEX
3. Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex, built in 1990 it was recently renovated in order to host the Baku Games in 2015. It is one of the largest exhibition centres in Baku, and will host 10,000 people.
BAKU NATIONAL STADIUM
4. The fourth and final venue bidding to host NFAC 19 is the National Stadium, the massive recently built stadium, again for the Baku Games and Olympic Bid, will host 70,000 people and would become the largest venue to host an NFAC contest. It serves as the venue where the national football team plays their home matches, and is due to be one of the host venues of Euro 2020. The venue is well equipped to host also music concerts. A temporary roof would be put in place for the contest.