The shortlist of cities in contention to host Eurovision 2023 is just hours away, and another city has confirmed that they have submitted a bid. Edinburgh Evening News has announced that Scotland’s capital city hopes to host the contest for the second time.
Edinburgh confirm Eurovision 2023 host city bid
Cammy Day, the leader of Edinburgh City Council, said that they are “very excited” to have submitted a bid.
“It is, of course, of great regret that this year’s winners Ukraine aren’t able to host the 2023 contest in their own country, but we would be honoured to step in – not least with Kyiv being our cherished sister city and Edinburgh having become home to many thousands of Ukrainians in recent months. I have no doubt we’ll do them proud.”Cammy Day, Leader of Edinburgh City Council
Day also added that while they recognise the work required to host the contest, that they would work with partners across the city to “host a show in-keeping with the Eurovision legacy.”
“The opportunity to host in 2023 is a once in a generation chance to welcome our friends from participating countries for the iconic song contest, showcasing the Capital’s world class culture, heritage and history.”Cammy Day, Leader of Edinburgh City Council
While we have few details surrounding the logistics of Edinburgh’s host city bid, the city is no stranger to hosting Eurovision and Eurovision-related events! The city hosted the contest in 1972 at the Usher Hall, once again after the previous year’s winning country (Monaco) was unable to host. As well as this, Edinburgh was a major filming location for Netflix’s Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga!
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:
The shortlisted cities for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on the 12th of August at 8.30am UK time on BBC Breakfast (BBC One) and the Breakfast Show hosted by Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2.
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News Source: Edinburgh Evening News
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