After reaffirming its bid to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, Marvin Rees, the mayor of Bristol has now confirmed that the city has now submitted its bid to host next year’s competition.
Ukrainians are at the heart of Bristol’s bid for Eurovision 2023
The submission of Bristol’s bid for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest was announced by Mayor Rees on social media, where he mentioned the Ukrainians who now call Bristol their home and putting them at the heart of their bid to host next year’s contest.
As we have previously reported Bristol will be putting forward the Brabazon Hangars, which will be the home of the new YTL Arena. The venue will be custom-built for next year’s competition if Bristol is successful at its bid. This will not be the first time that a venue was custom-built for the contest. In 2014, the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen was converted to host the 59th edition of the competition.
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:
It has been reported, that the shortlisted cities for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on the 12th of August at the Breakfast Show hosted by Zoe Ball, which airs between 07:30-10:30CEST on BBC Radio 2.
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