The home of Anfield and The Beatles will soon be the home of Eurovision as Liverpool will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!
Liverpool won the right to host the contest after beating out 6 others bids from cities around the United Kingdom, last beating Glasgow.
The announcement was made on BBC 1’s The One Show by well known Eurovision commentator Graham Norton.
The contest will take place in the M & S Bank Arena.
With a population of 579,000, Liverpool is the 4th largest city in the UK. It is known for its successful football as well as being the UNESCO Music City. Many great musical have come the focal point of Merseyside, such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Spice Girl Mel C, and of course the ‘Fab Four’ themselves: The Beatles.
The city also has previous Eurovision history, with Scouse girl Sonia finishing 2nd place in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Better The Devil You Know“.
Key dates announced
Along with the host city announcement, the dates for both semi finals and the Grand Final were revealed. They are as follows:
- Semi Final 1: Tuesday 9th May 2023
- Semi Final 2: Thursday 11th May 2023
- Grand Final: Saturday 13th May 2023
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