8 Oct 2022

Eurovision 2023: Liverpool confirmed as host city.

The UK is staging the event on behalf of Ukraine.

It's been confirmed that Liverpool is the UK city that will host Eurovision 2023.

The 2023 event will be held in the UK because of the ongoing instablity caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine won the 2022 event, represented by Kalush Orchestra. The UK came second overall, which is why organisers have selected the UK to host the 2023 event.

Ukraine will automatically qualify for the Grand Final of the 2022 event - which is standard for the winning country - along with the ‘Big 5’ (those countries that financially contribute the most towards the Contest: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom). 

Organisers have indicated that while the event will be hosted by the UK, there will be clear recognition and celebration of Ukraine as the reigning title-holders.

The BBC is the UK broadcaster responsible for staging Eurovision 2023.

The final of Eurovision 2023 will be on 13 May.