With the shortlist of the Eurovision 2023 host cities to be revealed shortly, more countries are confirming what their bidding intentions are. After initially expressing their interest to bid for next year’s contest, Sunderland has confirmed it will not be submitting a bid.
Not now…but maybe in the future?
Sunderland City Council member Dominic McDonough has confirmed on Twitter that Sunderland will not be bidding to host the 2023 contest, but has not ruled out a bid for if the UK ever hosts the contest again in the future!
Sunderland’s proposed venue, the Stadium of Light, is home to Sunderland FC. As such, the venue will be taken up with games which cannot be moved during the required preparation period. However, as McDonough mentions, plans have been submitted to build a new 10,000 seat music venue in the city, so maybe we could see the contest come to the Wear riverside in the future!
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: Dominic McDonough
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