The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcasted live in cinemas across the UK for the first time.
Liverpool will host the event on Saturday 13 May, following two semi-finals earlier in the week. Over 500 cinemas across the UK were announced this morning on BBC Radio 2 as taking part in broadcasting the contest. Vue has 91 cinemas across the United Kingdom across which fans of the contest will be able to watch the contest. Tickets for the broadcast at Vue will go on sale from Monday March 27.
Robert Lea, Head of Screen Content at Vue Entertainment, said:
“Eurovision is one of the biggest television events of the year, and is set to be bigger than ever in the UK this year as Liverpool plays host, so we are thrilled to be bringing it to the big screen for the first time.
“Every song, every vote and every larger than life moment will be live streamed in amazing picture and sound quality for fans to enjoy with each other in the comfort of our premium seating.”
John Travers of CinemaLive, who will distribute the event to cinemas, said the company was “delighted” to be working with the BBC to bring the contest to the big screen.
“We want audiences to enjoy themselves, come along in groups, get your fancy dress on, and come together to enjoy this historic occasion on the big screen”
The contest will be hosted by Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham, Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, and chat show host Graham Norton, who also commentates on Eurovision for British TV audiences.
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