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Eurovision 2023: Shortlist of Host Cities revealed!

One of the most important dates of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest is today, as the BBC announced a little while ago the list of cities that will officially vie to host Eurovision 2023.

As the nomination process to host the next contest has come to an end, the British public broadcaster and the EBU have finalized the cities that qualify for the second stage of selecting the host city of the 67th Eurovision.

As we knew until yesterday, at least ten cities had confirmed that they had submitted their proposals, while at least another five had expressed interest in submitting their own proposals, but had not officially done so.

The announcement was made through the morning radio broadcast of the BBC’s second program entitled “BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show“. After the detailed examination of all the proposals, the cities that will claim the hosting of Eurovision 2023 in the coming months are:

  • Birmingham – Resorts World Arena (15,685 seats)

  • Glasgow – OVO Hydro (14,500 seats)

  • Leeds – First Direct Arena (13,781 seats)

  • Liverpool – M&S Bank Arena (11,000 seats)

  • Manchester – AO Arena (21,000 seats)

  • Newcastle – Utilita Arena Newcastle (11,000 seats)

  • Sheffield – Utilita Arena Sheffield (13,600 seats)

This means that the following cities were left out of contention:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bristol
  • Belfast
  • Darlington

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.

Eurovision 2023 will be held in the United Kingdom after Kalush Orchestra won this year’s contest with the song “Stefania“. Despite Ukraine’s victory, the EBU decided that the next contest will be held in the United Kingdom, which took second place, since due to the ongoing war in Ukraine after the Russian invasion, it is not possible for Eurovision to take place there.

In which city would you like Eurovision 2023 to take place?

Eurovision 2023: the shortlist of host cities will be announced tomorrow at 9:30

After days of speculation, it is now confirmed that the shortlist of candidate cities competing to host the Eurovision Song Contest will be announced on Friday, August 12 at 9:30 CET.  The contenders will be announced on  the morning show of BBC Radio 2, BBC Breakfast.

The first phase of selection has been completed

So far, ten cities have publicly announced their bid to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.   Tomorrow, Friday, August 12, we will officially know the cities that pass to the second and final selection phase.

BBC Radio 2 will make this announcement on their morning show “BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show”.

During the first phase, the BBC and the EBU have identified which candidates meet the requirements and have the ability to host Europe’s biggest televised event and will announce the shortlist tomorrow.

It is expected that the final decision on the host city will be decided by autumn.  According to the BBC, the UK government may be consulted.  However, the final decision will ultimately be made by the BBC and the EBU.

The following cities have confirmed that they have already submitted their proposals:

  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • Belfast
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds
  • Darlington

Additionally, the following cities have expressed interest to submit their own proposals, but have not yet formally done so:

  • Brighton
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Wolverhampton

Darlington submitted its candidacy

Darlington became the most recent city that has put its name to the candidate list to host Eurovision 2023.  According to the local authorities of the small city, they understand that they have little chances of winning the selection process. Nevertheless, Darlington wanted to submit their application to strengthen their ties with the people of Ukraine, as well as gain important experiences for the future.

Darlington has a 25,000-seat stadium , but it has no roof. Therefore, in the unlikely event that the city of 100,000 inhabitants in the North East of England ends up hosting the competition, it will have to build a roof for stadium.  A similar case happened in 2001 with the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Glasgow favorite according to the betting odds

Glasgow is currently the bookies favorite to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.  Previously, the city of Birmingham was on top of the betting odds for a short period.  However, Glasgow which was the original favorite is back on top.  According to the betting odds Glasgow’s chance to host are getting close to 50%

Birmingham is now second  place.  Manchester, which has not yet officially announced its candidacy is in third place by a wide margin.

The Eurovision Song Contest  2023 will be held in the United Kingdom following the victory of the Kalush Orchestra with the song Stefania.  Although Ukraine won this year’s contest, the EBU decided that the next contest will take place in the United Kingdom, which ended in second place.  The EBU deemed that the ongoing war in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, made impossible for Eurovision to take place in Ukraine.  This marks the first time since 1980 that the previous winning country is unable to host the following contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1fl60ypdLs&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

Eurovision 2023: Schedule conflict will force UK host cities to cancel other events to make way for ESC!

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.

Scheduled Events

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

Belfast SSE

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

Birmingham Utilita

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

Selection Process

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:

  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • Belfast
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds

While the following cities have already indicated their intention to submit their own bids:

  • Brighton
  • Derry
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Sunderland
  • Wolverhampton

Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania“. It was Ukraine‘s third win in the contest’s history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1fl60ypdLs

Source: BBC

Eurovision 2023: Sheffield, Bristol and Leeds submitted their bids for the contest!

Three more cities are being added to the long list of cities keen to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place next May in the UK.

Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has announced that they have submitted the city’s bid for Eurovision 2023. The proposed venue is the 13,600 capacity Utilita Sheffield Arena, built in 1991.

Sheffield is honoured to be bidding to be the Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. While Sheffield will be the Host City, we have come together in solidarity as a region to support our bid, drawing on the assets and strengths of our communities across South Yorkshire…

We are working in partnership with Sheffield City Trust, SYMCA, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham councils to deliver the bid application requirements and continue to demonstrate our capability and aspiration to deliver this international event on behalf of the Ukrainian people.

Bristol

The mayor of Bristol announced on social networks the official submission of a proposal to host Eurovision 2023. With the slogan that they have put the Ukrainians at the heart of their candidacy, Bristol hopes to be the one to win the event.

As a venue, Bristol proposes the YTL Arena which is under construction and which will be completed a few months before Eurovision 2023, next May.

Leeds

The city council of Leeds has announced the submission of their own city’s proposal to host Eurovision 2023. As a venue they propose the First Direct Arena, built in 2013 and with a capacity of approximately 13,000 people.

Selection Process

In two days, on Friday, August 12, it is likely that 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 in a report today that the BBC will reveal 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:

  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • Belfast
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds

While the following cities have already indicated their intention to submit their own bids:

  • Brighton
  • Derry
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Sunderland
  • Wolverhampton

Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania“. It was Ukraine‘s third win in the contest’s history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1fl60ypdLs

United Kingdom: Shortlist of Host Cities to be revealed on August 12?

In four days, on Friday, August 12, it is likely that 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 in a report today that the BBC will reveal 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.

The final decision on selecting the Host City will be based on a city or region’s capacity and capability in meeting the BBC’s and the EBU’s requirements, as well as availability of resources and general experience in hosting a large and complex event such as the Eurovision Song Contest.

BBC

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:

  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle

While the following cities have already indicated their intention to submit their own bids:

  • Belfast
  • Brighton
  • Derry
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Sunderland
  • Wolverhampton

Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania“. It was Ukraine‘s third win in the contest’s history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1fl60ypdLs

Source: Chronicle

Ukraine: Commentator Timur Miroshnychenko stands with the United Kingdom hosting Eurovision 2023!

He’s among the favourites to present Eurovision 2023 in the United Kingdom. Ukraine’s Eurovision commentator Timur Miroshnychenko spoke out in favour of the EBU’s decision to have the United Kingdom host next year’s song contest.

Speaking on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain”, the 36-year-old presenter said it was sad that the contest can’t be hosted in Ukrainian land, but understands the EBU’s reasoning.

“It shouldn’t be postponed of course because we have to show to the aggressor that even in these horrible times we can celebrate, we can be together and be united. Of course we’re a little upset that we can’t welcome all the people next year to Kyiv or somewhere. For now there aren’t any safe corners in our country because you don’t know which next aim the Russian missiles will choose. I think this is the only correct decision to organise the United Kingdom next year because your country came second and according to the rules, you are the one to do it.” 

Timur is a long-time Eurovision fan and is inextricably linked to the contest in his country. He famously co-hosted the 2017 edition alongside Oleksandr Skichko and Volodymur Ostapchuk. He previously hosted Junior Eurovision 2009 and 2013 alongside Ani Lorak and Zlata Ognevich, respectively.

Officials in both the United Kingdom and Ukraine have made it clear that the 2023 show will include a great deal of Ukrainian content. This is to mark Ukraine’s victory at Eurovision 2022 and to showcase the unique signature of Ukrainian culture.

Ukraine’s Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko recently told Ukrainian television how that might look.

“The Ukrainian flag, videos of Ukrainian cities, Ukrainian presenters, and a Ukrainian creative group will become an integral part of the show in Great Britain.” 

Timur isn’t the only Ukrainian stand with the decision of the United Kingdom hosting next year’s show.

Speaking after her recent performance at Glastonbury, Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala discussed the European Broadcasting Union’s decision.

“Great Britain came second in the competition, so if Ukraine is unwilling to host the event for whatever reason, it would be fair to hold it in one of the United Kingdom’s cities. It’s really sad that the EBU decided to take away all this chance and all this hope, but I really understand that it has to be in a peaceful place for participants and for everybody.”

Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will not be held in Ukraine but in the United Kingdom after Kalush Orchestra’s victory with the song “Stefania”. This was Ukraine’s third win in the Contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1fl60ypdLs

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in the United Kingdom!\

Source: wiwibloggs.com

Eurovision 2023: Birmingham is officially in the running for the next contest!

One after the other, the British cities interested in hosting the 67th Eurovision Song Contest submit their proposals for the holding of Eurovision 2023. Today it is the turn of Birmingham, which in 1998 hosted the last contest on British soil.

Should the BBC and EBU go ahead with Birmingham’s choice, Eurovision 2023 will be held at the Resorts World Arena rather than the Utilita Arena Birmingham. The West Midlands city has two indoor stadiums that are able to host the Eurovision Song Contest.

Nevertheless, the Birmingham City Council ended up choosing the Resorts World Arena, which is available until the end of June next year. This means Utilita Arena Birmingham will not have the chance to become one of the few arenas to have hosted Eurovision more than once.

Many music events have been hosted at Resorts World Arena, such as the BBC Music Awards in 2015 and most recently the ITV Charity Concert for Ukraine where Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala performed her winning song “1944”. Resorts World Arena has a capacity of 15,685 spectators.

Birmingham’s bid is backed by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward. The mayor of the UK’s second largest city wants his city to host both the next Eurovision Song Contest and the 2026 European Athletics Championships in addition to the Commonwealth Games starting tomorrow.

The following cities have confirmed that work has begun on their proposals:

  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool

While the following cities have already indicated their intention to submit their own proposals:

  • Belfast
  • Brighton
  • Cardiff
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield
  • Sunderland
  • Wolverhampton

Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania“. It was Ukraine‘s third win in the contest’s history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1fl60ypdLs

Source: Birmingham Mail

Eurovision 2023: Sheffield, Bristol submitted their bid to host, Nottingham is still thinking about it!

Two more cities are now added to the list of those who are confirmed to have submitted a bid to host Eurovision 2023. Sheffield and Bristol are ready to submit tehir own bid while the city of Bristol still considers this possibility.

Sheffield

A statement released by the city council confirms that Sheffield’s bid for Eurovision 2023 is the Utilita Sheffield Arena to serve as the venue of the contest. The Utilita Sheffield Arena (known as Sheffield Arena), has a capacity of 13.600 spectators and has been used for concerts and sporting events since its opening in 1991.

Sheffield stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, including those with whom we have long been associated in our sister city of Donetsk.

As the first designated city of refuge in the UK, we strive to offer our city not only as a place of refuge, but as a place to celebrate the unity and solidarity that Eurovision symbolizes.

Sheffield stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we are submitting ourselves to host Eurovision 2023 to make its people proud.

Bristol

During Bristol’s pride in mid July, the town’s mayor, Marvin Rees, has announced their intention to claim the hosting of Eurovision 2023. Now that it has been made official that the competition will be held next May in the United Kingdom, Marvin Rees has reiterated his statement to the media, saying that Bristol are preparing their bid.

The city plans to use the YTL Arena, which is still under construction, for the event. The arena is designed to be able to seat 17,000 spectators using the large space that was once used to build the largest aircraft ever built in the United Kingdom.

Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has announced that it will consider submitting a formal bid to host Eurovision in 2023 after first looking at the official nomination criteria that the BBC has set.

A spokesman for Nottingham City Council said:

“Nottingham has excellent credentials to host a prestigious and internationally popular show like the Eurovision Song Contest. We look forward to the publication of the detailed criteria and bidding process to then consider whether we will be able to submit a formal application to be the host city.”

Katrina supports Manchester

While the British cities submit their bid to host Eurovision 2023 one after another, Katrina Leskanich, the last winner of the British winner of Eurovision back in 1997, says that she supports Manchester hosting the contest.

Speaking shortly after the EBU’s announcement of the UK taking over the next event she said:

“There are only a few cities that claim hosting and I think that Manchester is one of them. It would be on top of my list because it meets all the criteria.”

City councilor Bev Craig confirmed that Manchester will submit its proposal for Eurovision 2023, pledging at the same time that it will be “A Eurovision to remember”!

The following cities are confirmed to have started preparations for their proposals:

  • Aberdeen
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Bristol
  • Sheffield

While the following cities have already declared their intention to bid:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Brighton
  • Cardiff
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Sunderland
  • Wolverhampton

The Contest of 2023 will be the first contest since 1079 in which the winning country is not able to host the next year. Its the sixth time in total that the winning country doesn’t host the contest the following year. Eurovision 2023 also extends United Kingdom’s record of hosting, having hosted Eurovision a total of nine times.

Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania”. It was Ukraine’s third win in the Contest.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

United Kingdom: Glasgow officialy submitted its bid to host Eurovision 2023!

The city of Glasgow has officially entered the race to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, following the EBU’s announcement yesterday that the UK will host the next event.

Following the EBU’s announcement that the UK will host the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, the city of Glasgow has confirmed that it is officially bidding to host Eurovision 2023. Glasgow is currently the bookies’ leading choice for the host city of the next competition.

The official confirmation of Glasgow’s candidacy comes as no surprise, as since the EBU’s announcement that the 2023 competition will not be held in Ukraine, Glasgow City Council has fully supported the idea of hosting the event. The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, was also similarly positive about the possibility of hosting the next Eurovision on Scottish soil.

Today the City Council stated that Glasgow meets all the technical requirements needed to host the Eurovision Song Contest and that hosting the event could bring more than £20 million to the local economy.

Since it became a possibility that the UK might host on behalf of Ukraine, we’ve been working hard on our bid. We know we meet all the technical requirements, and we know Glaswegians are desperate to welcome the world with open arms. Time is now really short to organise the contest and, having recently hosted COP, we know Glasgow is the safest of safe pairs of hands.

Should Glasgow be the EBU and BBC’s choice for the next competition, it will be hosted at the OVO Hydro. OVO Hydro is Scotland’s largest indoor stadium, hosting many sporting and cultural events every year and having the capacity to accommodate 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, etc.

If Glasgow’s bid is finally selected, it will be the first time a Eurovision event will be held in the city since 2008, when the now-defunct Eurovision Dance Contest took place there.

The following cities have confirmed that they have started working on their bids:

  • Aberdeen
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool

While the following cities have already stated their intention to submit a bid:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield
  • Sunderland
  • Wolverhampton

Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin with the song “Stefania”. It was Ukraine’s third victory in the contest’s history, after 2004 and 2016.

Source: Scotsman, Eurovoix

United Kingdom: Newcastle and Bristol want to host Eurovision 2023!

Two more major UK cities are in the running to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest next May. Newcastle and Bristol have officially announced their intention to be the host cities for Eurovision 2023, which will apparently be held on British soil.

Newcastle

The latest city to enter Eurovision 2023 contention is Newcastle as of yesterday. The city council of the largest city in northern England confirmed yesterday – during its meeting – that it is intensively preparing its bid to host the next competition.

As Chronicle Live reports, the city of Newcastle is working with investment firm Invest Newcastle, the BBC and a previous host city to complete the difficult task of submitting a comprehensive proposal to host the event of Eurovision 2023. In his statements, the member of the City Council, Alex Hay, said:

Obviously it would be wonderful to host Eurovision and we believe that Newcastle would be a perfect host city. We are looking forward to hearing more about the bidding process and are already working with partners to explore the opportunity.

Should Newcastle be given the green light to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, the venue will be the 11,000-capacity Utilita Arena. The Utilita Arena has hosted several major sporting events and concerts from time to time, with artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Rihanna, Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga appearing on the arena’s stage.

Bristol

Another city interested in hosting Eurovision 2023 is Bristol. As the mayor, Marvin Ress, announced during Bristol Pride, the city in the south of England is strongly interested in hosting the next contest.

The venue for Eurovision 2023, should the city of Bristol be chosen, will be the under-construction YTL Arena. Most of the indoor stadium is already ready and despite the fact that it is not expected to be completed until 2024, it is very likely that it will be given the “green light” to open its gates from the beginning of 2023. The YTL Arena will be able to to host up to 17,000 spectators.

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Possible host cities

So far, after the official expression of interest from Newcastle and Bristol, the cities wishing to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest stand at 15. These cities are:

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Belfast
  3. Birmingham
  4. Brighton
  5. Bristol
  6. Cardiff
  7. Glasgow
  8. Leeds
  9. Liverpool
  10. London
  11. Manchester
  12. Newcastle
  13. Sheffield
  14. Sunderland
  15. Wolverhampton

However, it has not yet been clarified whether the usual process will take place with the submission of nominations by the various cities, or whether the BBC and EBU given the special occasion, will directly announce the city that will host Eurovision 2023!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments!

Source: Chronicle Live