At a press conference held on 18 July 2013 it was announced that Indonesia were submitting a bid to host the ABU TV Song Festival 2015. In recent editions, the TV Festival has been held in the host city of the ABU General Assembly, with Istanbul, Turkey playing host to such assembly in 2015. If the bid were to be successful it would be the first time that the TV Festival has taken place away from the host country of the General Assembly. The 2014 TV Festival is scheduled to take place in Macau, China, in conjunction with the 52nd ABU General Assembly.
^ abMikheev, Andy (18 July 2013). "Indonesia bid for ABU TV Song Festival 2015". esckaz.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013. "At the conference it has been announced that Indonesia is bidding for organization of ABU TV Song Festival in 2015 with "low cost, high impact" motto, while 2014 event will take place in Macau, China. If successful, that will mean that in 2015 event will be separated from ABU General Assembly which will take place in Istanbul."