The BBC has not yet released the official bid details to host Eurovision 2023 in the UK. But that hasn’t stopped mayors, city councillors, MPs and Eurovision fans from voicing their support for their preferred host city.
Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Cardiff, Belfast — cities big and small across all four nations of the United Kingdom are ready for their moment in the international spotlight. But which city has the venue, hotels, access to an international airport and buzz needed to secure the world’s biggest live music event?
We’ve all heard from the mayors and read the statements from city council members. But now we want to know what you think. Which of the following cities do you think can serve the needs of both TV producers and international visitors best? You can vote for as many cities as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. So make it count.
Poll: Which UK city should host Eurovision 2023?
Eurovision 2023: Host city requirements
In a recent report on the BBC News, the following criteria were outlined for Eurovision 2023 host city:
- A venue with a capacity for at least 10,000 spectators
- A nearby international airport
- Hotel accommodation for 2,000 people
On top of this, we know from recent editions of Eurovision that the EBU requires a press centre for 1,500 journalists. However, as we saw in Turin, cost-cutting has led the EBU to dramatically slash that number. There were only 500 journalists allowed in the press room at Eurovision 2022.
Last year, Italian broadcaster Rai stipulated that the host city must have a venue that is available for six weeks before the event, two weeks during the show and a week after the end of the show for dismantling.
Rai also defined a “nearby” international airport as within 90 minutes of the city.