Aberdeen City Council has approved funding for the bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2023.
For the creation of the bid of that city in Scotland, the councilors approved 30,000 pounds of support, through a motion that was put forward by the leader of the Conservative group, Ryan Houghton.
Speaking to The Press and Journal, the politician said: I’m glad that council agreed to support a Eurovision bid which would be an incredible event for Aberdeen to host. The economic benefit would be significant and it’s imperative now that all our politicians get behind the city”.
So far, the UK has not yet been confirmed as the host of ESC 2023, but the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) already started talks with the BBC broadcaster in this regard. The largest show arena in Aberdeen is the P&J Live, with a capacity of up to 15,000 people.