It has been reported that the BBC will reveal the shortlist of Eurovision 2023 host cities on Friday 12th August.
The shortlist of Eurovision 2023 host cities is expected to be revealed during the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show on Friday 12th August between 06:30 GMT and 09:30 GMT.
As of today, a total of eight cities across the United Kingdom have officially submitted their bid to host Eurovision 2023:
A further nine cities have expressed their interest in hosting next years contest, but have not yet officially submitted a bid:
How will the host city be decided?
As was reported on August 4th when the BBC published an FAQ about the bidding process for Eurovision 2023, we learnt that it will be split into two rounds:
“It is a two-stage process and to be considered, any potential candidates must meet a set of minimum standards that demonstrate they have the capacity, capability and experience to host an event of this scale and complexity.”
All interested cities must meet all the requirements set out by the European Broadcasting Union:
“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. For example, last year the EBU’s Host City criteria was based on providing a venue able to accommodate at least 10,000 spectators (as well as a press centre), that should be within easy reach of an international airport and with ample hotel accommodation.”
Which cities do you think will make the shortlist? Do you think any more cities will confirm their bid to host? Let us know what you think in the comments below!