One problem that the EBU and the BBC will be asked to manage in view of the choice of Host City for Eurovision 2023 is that of the already scheduled events for next spring.
As is known, in order to make all the necessary preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest, it takes a little more than six weeks. This means that the contest venue should be free for this period of time.
Nevertheless, the announcement during the summer of Eurovision 2023 on British soil is going to overturn the planning of all indoor arenas that have scheduled events for this period.
Artists and shows such as Magic Mike, André Rieu and Elton John have scheduled events in the candidate cities and candidate indoor arenas that want to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.
In fact, the producers of the Magic Mike Tour confirmed in a BBC News report that no one has asked them to reschedule their shows in Newcastle and Manchester. Tickets for the shows are already on sale, as the final decision on the host city won’t be made until the fall. We remind you that both cities are in the running to host Eurovision 2023.
Despite the planning for that period so far, the executives of many of the indoor arenas told BBC News that if they are selected to hold the next competition, they will immediately proceed to discussions with the producers of the planned events in order to reschedule them.
The scheduled events for the period April – May 2023 in the candidate cities for Eurovision 2023 are:
Aberdeen P&J Live
10 – 11 April – Jurassic Live
20 April – Magic Mike
25 May – André Rieu
31 March – Elton John
1 April – Belfast Giants vs Guildford Flame
20 April – André Rieu
22 April – Magic Mike
29 April – Biggest 90s Disco
20 May – Anything For Love
26 – 27 March – Celine Dion
28 April – Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe
1 May – Magic Mike
Birmingham Resorts World
15 April – André Rieu
19 April – Elton John
Glasgow OVO Hydro
2 – 3 April – Celine Dion
18 April – Sabaton
25 April – Magic Mike
27 April – André Rieu
Leeds First Direct Arena
1 April – Europe’s Strongest Man
14 April – Sabaton
22 April – Michael Starring Ben
29 April – Magic Mike
11 May – André Rieu
Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
22 – 23 April – Elton John
24 April – Magic Mike
29 April – Reminisce in Concert
30 April – Michael Starring Ben
12 May – André Rieu
London O2 Arena
2 – 9 April – Elton John
10 – 11 April – Celine Dion
12 – 13 & 16 – 17 April – Elton John
21 April – Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe
30 April – Tokio Hotel
8 May – Måneskin
14 May – British Basketball Play-Off Finals
London OVO Wembley Arena
14 April – André Rieu
15 April – Sabaton
23 April – Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe
4 May – Stromae
Manchester AO Arena
5 – 6 April – Celine Dion
14 April – Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe
2 May – Magic Mike
Newcastle Utilita Arena
27 April – Magic Mike
Sheffield Utilita Arena
1 April – Steelers v Glagsow Clan
26 April – Magic Mike
13 May – André Rieu
In two days, on Friday, August 12, we will officially know the cities that will definitively claim to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, as reported by the British media.
Shortly after Newcastle‘s bid for Eurovision 2023 was made official, the Chronicle, Tyneside’s largest news site, reports that the BBC will reveal on Friday the shortlisted host cities that wish to host the next Eurovision.
The announcement, according to the Chronicle’s publication, will be made through the morning radio broadcast of the BBC’s second program entitled “BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show“. However, the British public broadcaster has so far neither confirmed nor denied the report.
As it became known a few days ago, the selection process will take place in two rounds. After the first round of nominations, the BBC and the EBU will select the nominations that meet the requirements and have the capacity to host Europe’s biggest televised event.
A decision on where the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be held is expected to be made in the autumn. According to the BBC, the UK government may be consulted beforehand, but it will be the BBC and the EBU who decide the host city.
The following cities have confirmed that work has begun on their bids:
While the following cities have already indicated their intention to submit their own bids:
Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania“. It was Ukraine‘s third win in the contest’s history.