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Journalists, influencers and representatives from fan community media outlets can apply to be accredited for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) from the end of February. The precise date on which the accreditation platform will open will be communicated shortly on this page.  

Please note a number of changes have been made to media accreditation for the 2023 Contest.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

Professional journalists and those working exclusively for traditional media outlets at the event, can apply in the M category. You will be asked to upload supporting evidence of your role (a copy of a national or international media card or proof of employment by your respective organization) in order to complete your application.

Digital Influencers and content creators can also apply in the M category. 

Those working for media solely dedicated to coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest (fan community media) can apply in the FM category. 

In both categories you will be asked to give details of the reach of your publication, and any associated social media platforms, and details of your planned coverage of the event in order to complete your application. 

Representatives from both traditional and fan community media will also be able to apply for online-only accreditation to enable remote coverage. 

In all cases, when approving applications, priority will be given to representatives from outlets with the highest reach. 

Should there be multiple applications from the same media outlet, again, reach will be considered when allocating the number of accreditations for an individual outlet. 

If you are working for

  • National;
  • Regional or;
  • a local media outlet 

in a participating country your application will be reviewed by the Head of Press for the broadcaster from that country.

If you are working for 

  • a media outlet with an international audience;
  • a media outlet based in a non-participating country 
  • any fan community media outlet regardless of country or;
  • are a content creator on a social media platform 

your application will be reviewed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s Communications Team. 

ONSITE FACILITIES 

The Media Centre in Liverpool will be open from Monday 8 May until the early hours of Sunday 14 May

Precise opening hours will be published at a later date.

The Media Centre will contain a lounge area, a working area with access to desks, screens showing Dress Rehearsals and Live Shows, fast wi-fi connection, power sources and printers as well as shared interview rooms and radio studios (bookable onsite).

There will also be access to food and drink facilities.

ONLINE FACILITIES 

An Online Media Centre will be available for those who wish to cover the event remotely. More details will be published in due course.

ACCESS TO REHEARSALS AND LIVE SHOWS

In a change from recent years, media representatives will no longer be able to view or access any individual artist rehearsals taking place between Sunday 30 April and Saturday 6 May

This is to allow all artists to rehearse in private and the production to perfect each performance before it is seen in full when dress rehearsals begin on Monday 8 May. Excerpts from these rehearsals will be shared on the official ESC, and some participating broadcasters’, digital channels.

Media representatives will be able to go inside the arena during the first Dress Rehearsal of each Live Show (on Monday 8, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 May). These rehearsals will also be viewable in the Media Centre and the Online Media Centre. Other Dress Rehearsals will have an audience and a valid ticket will be required to enter the arena.

A limited number of agency photographers will be able to access the Live Shows (on Tuesday 9, Thursday 11 and Saturday 13 May) inside the arena by request but all other accredited media will need to be in possession of a valid ticket to do so.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AND PRESS CONFERENCES

There will be opportunities to “meet and greet” and interview some of participating artists at the Euroclub, run by the OGAE fan club, at the Camp and Furnace venue between Wednesday 3 and Friday 5 May. 

Details on precise timings and arrangements will be available in the coming weeks. 

Access will be available to those with M and FM accreditation that can be collected from the arena during the first week of rehearsals. OGAE Members will also be able to attend these sessions. 

Online Meet and Greets will also take place during the first week of rehearsals on the official ESC digital channels. 

Other interviews with artists during the first week of rehearsals can be arranged directly with the Head of Press for each respective country in a suitable location.

Press Conferences, including those with the qualifiers from each Semi-Final and the winner of the Grand Final, will take place onsite during the second week of Dress Rehearsals and Live Shows. 

There will be no individual artist Press Conferences onsite during the Live Shows week.

Requests for interviews with individual artists can be sent directly to the Head of Press for each participating country. A full list of contacts will be made available online in due course. 

All other requests for interviews can be made via [email protected].

LIVE STREAMING FROM WITHIN THE ARENA 

All accredited media representatives are strictly prohibited from recording and/or transmitting and/or making available (on any media, including, without limitation, the Internet, social media and mobile devices such as mobile telephones and computers) any images or sounds from Dress Rehearsals and the Live Shows (including any such images or sounds from any of the screens on the ESC's premises) from the Media Centre or any other area in the Venue, whether directly or incidentally.

For sake of clarity, accredited media representatives are also prohibited from:

  • live streaming any video/audio content including any images or sounds from Rehearsals and the Live Shows (including any such images or sounds from any of the screens on the ESC's premises) whether directly or incidentally to video/audio online platforms (including but not limited to on your own websites, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, etc.) during times when Dress Rehearsals or the Live Show are in progress;
  • publishing afterwards any such video/audio content, deliberately or inadvertently, containing content from the Dress Rehearsals and Live Shows that may have been recorded in the Media Centre Working Area or any other area in the Venue without prior written permission from the EBU;
  • directly monetizing any content related to your attendance at the Event, whether in the Media Centre or in any other part on the Venue at any time, via instant revenue streaming features such as YouTube’s Super Thanks, Tiktok’s LIVE Gifts, etc.

Those found to be breaching the above rules will have their accreditation and access to the Media Centre removed. 

Please consult the ESC Reporting Access Rules, which will be published closer to the event, regarding the publication of any other content from any Dress Rehearsals obtained in front of the stage.

Page Updated 2 February 2023