Liverpool will host the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2023. The M&S Bank Arena, with a capacity of 11,000, will be the stage of the contest on May 9, 11 and 13, 2023.
After a process that has begun with seven candidate cities, two remained in the final shortlist: Glasgow, in Scotland; and Liverpool, in England. This Friday, the host broadcaster BBC and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced Liverpool as the winner on BBC One’s The Show One.
This will be the first time that Liverpool will host the ESC. It’s the sixth different city that the contest will visit in England, where it will be held for the ninth time in history.
Liverpool is a UNESCO City of Music, with a large musical and event hosting tradition including MTV European Music Awards. One of the most popular bands ever is from Liverpool: The Beatles. And this is the World Capital of Pop.
Ukraine won the ESC this year, but due to the war, United Kingdom – that came in second place – was invited to host and accepted the offer to host on behalf of Ukraine and on consultation with the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC.
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