Last week it was confirmed Liverpool will be the host city for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Now, UA:PBC and the BBC have now signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, confirming the United Kingdom will host on behalf of Ukraine.
Memorandum of Cooperation – two broadcasters working together
On the 11th of October 2022, UA: PBC’s Head of Board, Mykola Chernotytskyi, and BBC’s CEO Tim Devy signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The EBU has previously confirmed that while the UK will host the contest, Ukraine’s 2022 win will very much be reflected in Liverpool.
The Memorandum of Cooperation also confirms that Ukrainian artists will have involvement in Eurovision 2023. The broadcasters must also collaborate on the design, artwork, and theme for the 2023 contest. Mykola Chernotytskyi said the following upon signing the agreement:
“I am grateful to our partners at the BBC for productive cooperation. We have already agreed on the key principles and areas of work to jointly ensure a unique Eurovision. This musical festival will combine modern Ukrainian culture and all the diversity of British music and creativity,”Mykola Chernotytskyi on Eurovision 2023
Eurovision Song Contest 2023
After Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, it was revealed that Ukraine will not host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. The hosting duties were then passed to the runners-up; the United Kingdom. Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May 2023. The contest will take place at the M&S Arena.
To find out more about the host city, check out Rory’s video tour below.
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News Source: UA:PBC
Photo Credit: EBU/Corinne Cumming