When is Eurovision 2023? Liverpool to host track contest

Eurovision 2023 can be hosted in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine. (BBC)

The UK is getting ready to host the Eurovision Song Contest for the primary time in 25 years.

The singing extravaganza can be staged in Liverpool on behalf of war-torn Ukraine.

As anticipation mounts, right here is every little thing you want to learn about Eurovision 2023.

When is Eurovision 2023?

The Eurovision 2023 remaining will happen on Saturday, 13 Might, following two semi-finals on Tuesday, 9 Might and Thursday, 11 Might.

All three occasions will happen at Liverpool’s M&S Financial institution Area, which has a capability of 11,000.

The handover ceremony and allocation draw can be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer tonight (31 January) from 7pm.

Why is the UK internet hosting Eurovision?

Ukraine’s entry Kalush Orchestra triumphed finally yr’s competitors in Turin, Italy, with the UK’s Sam Ryder ending second.

However Eurovision organisers determined the occasion couldn’t happen in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s war in the country.

Learn extra: How many times has the UK won Eurovision?

Because of this, the UK was supplied the prospect to host Eurovision for a record-breaking ninth time.

Liverpool beat six different shortlisted cities, together with Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, to be named the host metropolis.

Members of the band

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra received Eurovision 2022. (Picture by Marco Bertorello /AFP through Getty Photographs)

Eurovision hasn’t taken place within the UK since 1998, when Birmingham assumed internet hosting duties.

Ukraine will mechanically qualify for the grand remaining alongside the ‘Huge 5’ nations – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Liverpool mayor Joanne Anderson stated the town would throw the “finest celebration ever”.

The slogan of this yr’s occasion is ‘United By Music’, which the BBC stated “displays the facility of music to deliver folks collectively”.

The occasion’s official art work exhibits hearts beating collectively within the colors of the Ukrainian and UK flags.

Sam Ryder, arrives at Heathrow Airport in London after finishing second in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy. Picture date: Sunday May 15, 2022.

The UK’s entry Sam Ryder completed second within the track contest. (Picture by PA Media)

When will tickets go on sale?

Organisers have but to announce any particulars on tips on how to apply for tickets, that are anticipated to be allotted by poll.

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