Eurovision 2023 location city

8 October 2022, 10:09 | Updated: 24 October 2022, 12:08

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the UK next year. Picture: MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images

After it was confirmed that Eurovision 2023 will take place in the UK on behalf of Ukraine, two cities have been shortlisted to take on hosting duties.

In July it was confirmed that the United Kingdom would be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) previously revealed they were in talks with this year's runner ups about staging the event, due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Sam Ryder came second to Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra in this year's contest, so the UK will now host the international event, vowing to make sure it's a "true reflection" of Ukrainian culture as well as showcasing British talent.

So which UK city is hosting Eurovision 2023? Find out everything you need to know here.

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Which UK city is hosting Eurovision 2023?

It has been announced Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. They were whittled down from seven shortlisted cities, which included Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

When is Eurovision 2023?

The Eurovision 2023 final takes place on 14th May 2023.

Who won Eurovision 2022?

Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision 2022, with the UK's Sam Ryder as a runner up.

Why is Eurovision in Liverpool?

Eurovision takes place in Liverpool and in the UK for the first time in 25 as the Ukraine is unable to host the contest due to the Russian invasion of the country. Since the UK's Sam Ryder was a runner up last year to Kalush Orchestra, the competition will be held here. Liverpool was one of the UK 20 cities to offer itself to host the Eurovision, beating out stiff competition Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle,Sheffield and Glasgow, which made it down to the final two.

Earlier this year, the EBU confirmed the UK would be hosting the contest in 2023, with a statement from BBC director general Tim Davie, which read: "It is a matter of great regret that our colleagues and friends in Ukraine are not able to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Being asked to host the largest and most complex music competition in the world is a great privilege.

"The BBC is committed to making the event a true reflection of Ukrainian culture alongside showcasing the diversity of British music and creativity.

"The BBC will now begin the process to find a Host City to partner with us on delivering one of the most exciting events to come to the UK in 2023."

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Eurovision 2023 location city

Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine perform during the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, on May 14. The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in the English city of Liverpool after Britain was asked to hold the event on behalf of Ukraine. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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Eurovision 2023 location city

Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine perform during the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, on May 14. The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in the English city of Liverpool after Britain was asked to hold the event on behalf of Ukraine.

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LONDON — The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in the English city of Liverpool, the BBC said Friday, after Britain was asked to hold the event on behalf of designated host country Ukraine.

The birthplace of The Beatles beat Glasgow, Scotland, the other U.K. finalist. In all, seven British cities had applied to hold the pan-continental music competition. The 2023 Eurovision final will be held on May 13.

Ukraine won the right to host the pop extravaganza when its entry, folk-rap ensemble Kalush Orchestra, won this year's contest. Britain's Sam Ryder came second.

Organizers concluded it was too risky to stage the event in Ukraine, so the 2023 contest went to Britain, which says the event will be a celebration of Ukrainian culture and creativity.

BBC Director-General Tim Davie said Liverpool, "the undisputed capital of pop music," would be "an amazing host." British Prime Minister Liz Truss said on Twitter that "Liverpool will put on an unforgettable show which celebrates the rich culture and creativity of Ukraine."

Kalush Orchestra said it was pleased with the choice.

"Playing in the same place that The Beatles started out will be a moment we'll never forget!" the band said. "Although we are sad that next year's competition cannot take place in our homeland, we know that the people of Liverpool will be warm hosts and the organizers will be able to add a real Ukrainian flavor to Eurovision 2023 in this city."

Founded in 1956 to help unite a continent scarred by World War II, Eurovision has grown to include more than 40 countries, including non-European nations such as Israel and Australia.

Organizers strive to keep pop and politics apart — banning overtly political symbols and lyrics — but global tensions have often imposed themselves on the contest. Russia was kicked out of this year's competition because of its invasion of Ukraine.

Which city will Eurovision 2023 be held?

Liverpool has been selected as the Host City for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, following a tight bidding race with the city of Glasgow.

Where in the UK is Eurovision 2023?

Which UK city is hosting Eurovision 2023? It has been announced Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. They were whittled down from seven shortlisted cities, which included Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Who is hosting the next Eurovision?

Here's everything you need to know. Sam Ryder earned the UK second place in Eurovision 2022 - and the UK will now host Eurovision 2023.

Which city will get Eurovision?

The United Kingdom will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023 on behalf of Ukraine, the winners of the 2022 Contest. The 67th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in either Glasgow or Liverpool.

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