As we get closer to finding out which cities have been shortlisted to be the host city for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, Leeds (who were one of the first cities to express interest in hosting the contest), has revealed that they have officially submitted a bid to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
Officially confirming after expressing initial interest.
Upon the reveal that the UK would potentially host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, Leeds was one of the first cities to express its interest in hosting next year’s competition. Ahead of the reveal of the shortlisted cities, Leeds is the latest city to officially confirm its bid.
Upon the announcement, the council hopes to honor Kalush Orchestra’s win at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest:
We’ve welcomed many Ukrainian refugees to our city and we hope they’ll share our excitement in honoring their Eurovision win this year
2023 will be a big year for Leeds, the city is already named the City of Culture for 2023, and if successful in its bid to host next year’s competition, this will be a welcomed addition to what is already a jam=packed year for 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:
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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News Source: Leeds City Council
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