If you’ve ever been to Eurovision, then you’re familiar with the Eurovision Village. Regardless of whether you have tickets to the live shows, the Eurovision Village lets you make merry with other fans in the city and get up close and personal with guest artists — including many of the participating Eurovision acts. Joining them, inevitably, are Eurovision stars from editions past as well as local artists and other invited talent.
A real highlight of proceedings is the chance to watch outdoor screenings of both semi-finals and the grand final. For many fans the experience of making friends at Eurovision Village and enjoying the live shows with them can be just as magical, if not more so, than being inside the arena.
Faye Dwyer, MD of @MandSBankArena on how the ACC complex and the city will start the plan to host @Eurovision 2023 ?? pic.twitter.com/IbYhleRmqZ— The Guide Liverpool ? (@TheGuideLpool) October 8, 2022
In recent days, it’s been noted repeatedly — including in the BBC News at Ten broadcast after Liverpool was confirmed as host city — that Pier Head will play host to Eurovision Village. Faye Dwyer, the managing director of the host venue M&S Bank Arena, also said Pier Head would get the honour.
“The whole city will be utilised and activated. We’ve got things like the Eurovillage that’s going to be down on Pier Head. There will be a Euroclub elsewhere in the city.”
Pier Head is easily recognisable from its stunning skyline. The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building roll out one after the other, serving majesty and some very Instagrammable moments.
Pier Head is home to some of Liverpool’s best known attractions and landmarks, including The Beatles Statue and the Mersey Ferry. You’ll also find The Museum of Liverpool, which boasts an iconic top floor viewing gallery with some of the best views of Pier Head.
Neither the EBU nor the BBC have confirmed the news that Pier Head will host Eurovision Village. But given how organisers have been openly discussing it, and how Pier Head was included in the BBC’s flagship news programme with a reference to EuroVillage, it’s a safe assumption.
What’s your favourite memory from Eurovision Village? Let us know down below!
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Imagine if it rains lol. But at least the pubs and bars will show Eurovision semifinals and final unlike Turin LOL
The one thing we all need to do is send something positive to the Weather Gods. The UK in May can either be glorious or utterly washed out, and as the north west of England is the wettest part it can be pretty miserable. I’m sure a fantastic show will be put on no matter what, but for the city to shine for all the delegates and visitors to enjoy hat rain needs to stay away
The Eurovillage in Turin was a MESS. It was far too small for the crowds that decended and the queues were so long on Saturday around 5pm that we had to abandon and go find a bar to watch the final in. Liverpool needs to take note that whatever size you think you need for the eurovillage it needs to be 3 times that size! Lisbon was also too small- tel aviv had it right as it was massive.
I don’t think Liverpool has that big of a space, bigger than Turin…
I really like how open Liverpool are being about their plans. Even before they won, we had a fair idea of what they had in mind, unlike Glasgow (no dis to them). Liverpool will do us – and Ukraine – proud.
Also, I wonder where they’ll have the Allocation Draw?
Probably in January as usual.
Where, not when though
Liverpool won’t disappoint! It’s a great place for Eurovillage, with so many iconic things, the pictures will be gorgeous.
Awesome, iconic space for Eurovision Village. It will be wonderful!