Eurovision 2023: which UK cities are bidding to host contest

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Newcastle is the sixth city to have applied to host the global singing competition

excitement all around United Kingdom hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 growing, with just one question on everyone’s mind – which city will host the event?

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There are now six cities across the country who have confirmed they hope to welcome the competition at their top venues, although the official shortlist has yet to be announced.

So, which cities could host the popular global singing competition? euro visionwhen will the shortlist be announced and is it possible to get tickets?

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Here’s everything you need to know.

Sam Ryder gave Britain second place at Eurovision 2022 – and Britain will now host Eurovision 2023.

Why is the UK hosting Eurovision 2023?

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The entry of Ukraine from Kalush OrchestraStefania, won this year’s competition – and normally the winning country hosts the following year.

Great Britain took second place at Eurovision 2022 Sam Ryder‘s Spaceman, and so it was decided in July that Great Britain will host the competition in 2023 on behalf of Ukraine.

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The BBC, the UK EBU member, will host the event on behalf of Ukraine’s national broadcaster UA:PBC.

Detailed plans are still being finalized but it is believed many elements of the competition are likely to be run by Ukraine, including hosting and entertainment.

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Which UK cities are bidding to host Eurovision 2023?

Newcastle is the latest city to announce it is bidding to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

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Newcastle City Council confirmed the city’s hopes of accepting the world-famous music event today (Monday 8 August), just days before the official shortlist is announced.

Five other cities are also on the bid list, namely London, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow.

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There are strict criteria for Eurovision venues, including a venue that can seat at least 10,000 people and access to an international airport.

When will the official shortlist of Eurovision 2023 host cities be announced?

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A shortlist of host cities will be published on BBC Radio 2 later this week (week commencing 8 August).

The selected city and venue to host the Global Singing Costs will be announced in Fall 2022.

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Has the UK ever hosted the Eurovision Song Contest?

Yes, the UK has already hosted the Eurovision Song Contest.

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In 2023, the event will take place in Great Britain for the ninth time.

It was performed at the Brighton Dome in 1974, Wembley Arena in London in 1977, Harrogate International Center in 1982 and most recently the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham in 1998.

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Can you get tickets for Eurovision 2023?

All information regarding tickets, including pricing, availability and ticket provider, will only be decided once a confirmed host city and venue for the show has been received.

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We will also update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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