The city of Manchester has formally confirmed it has submitted a bid to be the next city to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!
Manchester City Council throws support behind bid
As cities across the UK continue to confirm their bids, Manchester councillor Bev Craig has responded to the BBC’s statement on Twitter, confirming that Manchester will formally vie to host the event.
Cllr. Craig further added that Manchester hosts a thriving LGBTQ+ community, and mentioned that many of her friends from this community were “excitedly texting her right now!”
Who else has supported a Manchester bid?
Katrina Leskanich, lead singer of Katrina and the Waves, has also shown support for Manchester. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, she noted that Manchester was at the “very top of the list” as far as potential venues go due to its arena, infrastructure, Gay Village and party scene.
Specific details around the Manchester bid
While we don’t know much about the specifics of Manchester’s bid yet, we can suggest that the likely venue for Manchester’s hosting is the AO Arena, with a capacity of 21,000 spectators, and which is located firmly in the city centre next to Manchester Victoria train station.
If you’d like to find out more about what a contest in Manchester might look like, Rory has created a short video to show off the city!
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:
What do you think of Manchester’s bid to host Eurovision 2023? Do you think the city stands a chance to be next year’s host city? Where would you like to see the Contest hosted? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
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