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Where and when will the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 take place?

It was announced on Monday 25 July that the 67th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the United Kingdom. The BBC then invited potential Host Cities to submit an initial bid. The BBC received 20 expressions of interest and shortlisted 7 potential Host Cities:

  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield

These 7 cities are now preparing detailed bid information before the BBC makes a final decision in the Autumn. You can read more about the process here

The dates for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be announced when the Host City is known.

Why is the Contest not being held in Ukraine, the 2022 winning country?

The EBU decided that regrettably for safety and security reasons the 2023 Contest could not be held in Ukraine and explored a number of options with the winning broadcaster UA:PBC. As a result of discussions, the BBC, as runner up in the 2022 Contest, was invited by the EBU to act as Host Broadcaster for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest and stage the event in the United Kingdom.

The European Broadcasting Union released two statements regarding this (on June 17 and June 23, 2022).

Will Ukraine, as winners, have an automatic place in the Grand Final?

Yes, Ukraine’s song in 2023 will not have to qualify from the Semi-Finals as is traditional for the winning country of the previous year.

Will Ukraine’s win also be recognised in other ways during the 2023 Contest?

Yes, the BBC and EBU are committed to ensuring this year’s winners, Ukraine, are celebrated and represented throughout the event. It is our intention that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is a true reflection of Ukrainian culture alongside showcasing the diversity of British music and creativity.

When will tickets go on sale for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest?

Tickets for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest are expected to go on sale towards the end of this year. Details of how to buy tickets will be available on and our other social media channels. You can read more information here.

Which countries will take part in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest?

We will have a full list of participating countries for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in the autumn of 2022.

You still have questions ?

You can reach the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest via the following addresses; public inquiries, questions and suggestions can be sent to [email protected], media inquiries can be sent to [email protected]
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