Before it was official that the United Kingdom will be hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, a few cities expressed their interest in hosting next year’s contest. One of those cities is Cardiff in Wales. However, since the news became official, it has now been revealed that Cardiff will not pursue a bid to host next year’s contest.
Holding the event would mean “canceling a significant number of scheduled events”
As reported by S4C, Cardiff City Council has mentioned that if Cardiff proceeds to bid and eventually host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, it would mean that they would have to cancel a few events which are already scheduled to take place, such as the “European Wheelchair Rugby Championships”.
Additionally, they mentioned that discussions have taken place to see if Cardiff could possibly host the contest. However, no ‘practical solution’ was reached.
In a joint statement between Cardiff City Council and the Welsh Government, they mentioned that Cardiff would’ve been “a natural fit for such a significant production”.
Which cities are in the running to host Eurovision 2023
The following cities have confirmed that they will be bidding to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest:
The following cities have publicly stated that they are intending or interested in submitting a bid to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest:
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News Source: S4C/Cardiff City Council
Photo Credit: Visit Wales