As the race to become the host city for Eurovision 2023 intensifies, it has been revealed that the shortlist of venues will be revealed at 8.30am UK time on BBC Breakfast (BBC One) on 12th August (tomorrow!). They will also be simultaenously announced on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.
It is not yet known how many places will make the shortlist. Tune in tomorrow morning to find out where we might be heading in 2023!
Two round bidding process
The BBC have revealed on their FAQ section regarding Eurovision 2023 bidding that their will be two rounds for cities to bid. The BBC website says the following:
It is a two-stage process and to be considered, any potential candidates must meet a set of minimum standards that demonstrate they have the capacity, capability and experience to host an event of this scale and complexity.The BBC’s statement regarding the Eurovision 2023 host city bidding process.
While the exact details of these “minimum standards” are not yet known, they are likely to be similar to those for previous host cities in recent years. The criteria for 2022 included:
- A venue with a minimum capacity of 8,000 people
- A retractable roof on the host venue
- At least 2,000 hotel rooms in the locality for fans, tourists, and journalists
- An international airport no further than 1 hour away from the host 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:
Which city are you hoping will get to host the contest in 2023? Are there any cities who haven’t bid that you wish had? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tik-Tok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News source: BBC
Photo Credit: @Eurovision Twitter