October 6, 2022


The sixty seventh Eurovision Song Contest is expected to take place in 2023.   As reigning champions Ukraine would normally have been expected to host,  however given security concerns brought on by the ongoing Russian invasion the European Broadcasting Union determined that the contest would have to be staged elsewhere, and it was announced on July 25th that the United Kingdom (as runners-up) would be hosting the event on behalf of Ukraine.   On August 12th the BBC announced a shortlist of seven cities:   Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.