EBU / Andres Putting

Last week the BBC published a short FAQ to help cities understand the Eurovision 2023 host city application process. And today British media are reporting that the BBC will reveal the Eurovision 2023 host city shortlist on Friday.

The list will be shared on Friday morning during the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

How will the host city be chosen?

Here’s how the BBC summed it up recently.

“It is a two-stage process and to be considered, any potential candidates must meet a set of minimum standards that demonstrate they have the capacity, capability and experience to host an event of this scale and complexity.”

“The final decision on selecting the Host City will be based on a city or region’s capacity and capability in meeting the BBC’s and the EBU’s requirements, as well as availability of resources and general experience in hosting a large and complex event such as the Eurovision Song Contest.”

“For example, last year the EBU’s Host City criteria was based on providing a venue able to accommodate at least 10,000 spectators (as well as a press centre), that should be within easy reach of an international airport and with ample hotel accommodation.”

“There will be two rounds. Once we have received applications, we will shortlist cities based on their ability to meet the requirements and their responses around capability and experience.”

Learn more about the various bids, speculation and hype below…

 

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Michael crosse
Michael crosse
1 month ago

Belfast would be a good choice it would further enhance the reputation of an area that was plagued by strife and bad publicity for years and it would create a great image for European and world audiences

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Manchester for me, seems like an obvious choice really.

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

Glasgow would be horrible sorry. Just because the outside of the arena was used in firesaga does not make it a good host city. It would be horrible to get there from anywhere but the UK and there is limited accommodation. Would be a very expensive week. Manchester is the obvious choice.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

Leeds would make more sense with it being the UK capitol of culture in 2023, it lines up nicely for it.

Luke B
Luke B
1 month ago

Wow, that was quick! They said “by the end of the Summer”, and we’re not even halfway through August yet. The BBC are clearly taking hosting duties seriously and putting their all into it.

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago

What’s the obsession with Glasgow other than it was the venue for the movie?

Domas
Domas
1 month ago

I would love to visit Edinburgh.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Domas

So you clearly did not attend the 1972 contest

Luke A
Luke A
1 month ago

Leeds/Newcastle for me please

Euroboitoy
Euroboitoy
1 month ago

It’s gotta be Glesga!!!!