The first minister or simply the Prime Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon is ready for talks with the BBC, in order for Glasgow to take over the organization of Eurovision 2023.
Her statement comes shortly after the EBU announced that Eurovision 2023 would not take place in Ukraine and that it was starting talks with the BBC to take over the UK next year. The BBC immediately rushed to accept the honor, to take over next year’s Eurovision.
We wish @Eurovision could be in Ukraine but understand that in circumstances this isn’t possible.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) June 17, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon, who has led the Scottish Government since 2014, is the leader of the Scottish National Party, which is in favor of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. She is the first high-ranking British politician to make a statement on the issue of hosting Eurovision 2023 immediately after the latest developments.
Glasgow is said to be a big favorite to host Eurovision 2023. According to British media, Glasgow appears to be the BBC’s choice to host Eurovision 2023. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city, with the River Clyde crossing it from east to west, passing through the center of.
Should Glasgow be selected by the EBU and the BBC for the next competition, it will be hosted by OVO Hydro. OVO Hydro is Scotland’s largest indoor stadium, hosting many sporting and cultural events each year and with a capacity of up to 14,000 spectators. Among others, huge names of the world music scene have passed through the OVO Hydro stage, such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Muse, Adele, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish and others.
We look forward to the developments of the coming weeks and months, in order for the EBU and the BBC to reveal more details about their planning for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.