As Liverpool continues to prepare to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, it has been revealed that Camp and Furnace will host the Euroclub throughout the two weeks of the Contest.
Tickets to Camp and Furnace available in the New Year
In a change to proceedings, OGAE – the official Eurovision fanclub – will take over the hosting of Euroclub. Camp and Furnace, which is situated in the city’s iconic Baltic Triangle is to open to artists, journalists and accredited fans alike from May 5th to May 13th for the afterparty of the final.
Tickets to get to Euroclub will go on sale in the New Year. A specific pre-sale for OGAE members will be made available ahead of the general sale of tickets. A variety of admissions will go on sale, including day and weekly passes.
“Plans are gathering momentum”
Speaking at the reveal of the venue, Cllr Harry Doyle – Liverpool’s Assistant Mayor – said that the venue form an integral part of Liverpool’s hosting:
The EuroClub is renowned as the official party venue for all things Eurovision and it’s great it is taking over such a fantastic city centre venue.
It will form a key part of Liverpool’s host city offer, complementing the fan village and all the other exciting Eurovision activity we hope to see businesses and organisations stage across the region.
Plans are really gathering momentum. We know fans are desperate to be part of the city’s Eurovision experience. So the EuroClub is another exciting marker in our journey and we’re sure tickets will prove massively popular when they go on sale in the new year.Cllr Harry Doyle, Assistant Mayor for Liverpool and Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy
Adding to this, OGAE UK President Vaughan Staples said they are ready to welcome people to Camp and Furnace:
OGAE UK, the home of Eurovision Fans across the UK, is proud to be the host OGAE club for Eurovision 2023 working with our friends at OGAE Ukraine on next year’s special contest.
We are working on a fantastic line-up of entertainment, and we are excited to be collaborating with the Liverpool City authorities, Camp & Furnace and OGAE International to bring fans coming to Liverpool the biggest Eurovision celebration of their lifetimes. We can’t wait to welcome and party with fans in this amazing city in May.Vaughan Staples, OGAE UK President
United Kingdom’s Eurovision journey
Despite a recent slump in results, the UK is one of the most successful countries at Eurovision. Debuting at the second edition ever of the Contest in 1957, the United Kingdom has won the competition on five separate occasions. The most recent win for the UK was in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, singing “Love Shine A Light”. The UK also holds the record for the number of second place finishes – currently at 16.
In 2022, the UK was represented by Sam Ryder with his song “SPACE MAN”. The performance managed to impress juries and televoters, and the UK finished in second place with 466 points, their best placing since 1998.
What do you make of the selection for the Euroclub? Will you be buying a ticket to Camp and Furnace? How is Liverpool handling its hosting rights so far? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we look ahead to Eurovision 2023!
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