Seven UK cities have been shortlisted for Eurovision 2023 and we’re rounding up everything we know about next year’s competition, including tickets and the schedule.
For the first time in 25 years, Britain will host the Eurovision Song Contest after Sam Ryder finished second to Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra.
Show organizers confirmed that Ukraine will not be able to host the international competition due to the ongoing conflict.
Here’s everything you need to know about next year’s event as we unveil the seven cities that could host the competition.
Tickets Eurovision 2023
The UK will host the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2023 and tickets will be published on the official Eurovision website.
“It’s summer so relax,” reads a press release, meaning ticket information will be available once the host city and venue for the shows are confirmed.
All ticket information, including pricing, ticket providers and availability, will be finalized once the competition announces its official host city for 2023.
There will be nine shows in total and the schedule for next year’s competition is as follows (according to the competition website):
- Grand Finale: Live TV Show [Saturday evening]; jury show [Friday evening]; family show [Saturday afternoon]
- First Semi-Finals: Live TV Show [Tuesday evening]; jury show [Monday evening]; family show [Tuesday afternoon]
- Second Semi-Finals: Live TV Show [Thursday evening]; jury show [Wednesday evening]; family show [Thursday afternoon]
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Seven UK cities are on the shortlist
Seven UK cities have made the official shortlist for Eurovision 2023 after around 20 cities expressed interest in hosting the event.
Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield will be selected as the host city.
The seven locations were “based on their ability to meet a minimum set of requirements demonstrating they have the capacity, ability and experience to host an event of this scale and complexity,” according to a media release.
The publication continued, “Given the short time available to host the event, the selection process was heavily geared towards demonstrating previous experience of hosting major international events and proving oneself as the host of a celebration of contemporary music.”
Interesting facts about the different shows
Each stage of the songwriting competition includes a Jury Show, a Family Show and a Live Show.
The first takes place the night before the show airs and allows international juries to cast their votes for the participating countries.
The family show that takes place before the live performance is a dress rehearsal for the musicians and their crew. Usually this is good for families who want to bring their kids as it takes place earlier in the day.
The live show is a live broadcast of performances by contestants where other countries cast their votes live.
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