The bids to host Eurovision 2023 are coming in thick and fast. The next city in the United Kingdom to confirm they have submitted a bid to host the contest is Sheffield. It was announced last month that the United Kingdom will host Eurovision 2023 in place of winners Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict within the country.
Sheffield confirm Eurovision 2023 host city bid
Following on from the confirmation that Sheffield have submitted a bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Councilor Julie Grocutt has said the following.
“Sheffield is honoured to be bidding to be the Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. While Sheffield will be the Host City, we have come together in solidarity as a region to support our bid, drawing on the assets and strengths of our communities across South Yorkshire. As a region we are proposing the Utilita Sheffield Arena as the hosting venue.
“We are working in partnership with Sheffield City Trust, SYMCA, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham councils to deliver the bid application requirements and continue to demonstrate our capability and aspiration to deliver this international event on behalf of the Ukrainian people.Sheffield Councilor Julie Grocutt on Sheffield host city bid.
Julie Grocutt also commented on the importance of making the Ukrainian community in Sheffield proud if they were to host the contest.
“Sheffield would be a fantastic host city and it would be exciting to work with our partners across the region on a huge celebration of Ukrainian and South Yorkshire culture and music. It would undoubtedly benefit the whole region and our Ukraine communities. We would be proud to bring the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 to the region in solidarity with Ukraine.”Julie Grocutt on the Ukrainian community in Sheffield
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: Sheffield City Council
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