Liverpool has been confirmed as the host city of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The two Semi-Finals will take place on Tuesday May 9th and Thursday May 11th, with the Grand Final following on Saturday 13th May at Liverpool Arena.
The city beat out the challenge of Glasgow to host the event.
The UK is hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine, who won the competition in 2022.
The BBC will be the host broadcaster of the event, working alongside the European Broadcasting Union.
Speaking about the host city announcement, BBC director general Tim Davie said: “Congratulations to Liverpool. They will be an amazing host for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Liverpool is such an exciting, warm and vibrant city. It’s the undisputed capital of pop music and is celebrating the 65th anniversary of its twinning with the Ukrainian city of Odesa. I know the people of Liverpool will welcome Europe – and the rest of the world – with open arms, and in partnership we will create something truly special.”
Eurovision Song Contest executive supervisor Martin Österdahl added: “Liverpool is the ideal place to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine.”
“The city is synonymous with music and Liverpool Arena exceeds all the requirements needed to stage a global event of this scale. We have been very impressed with the passion the city has shown in embracing the Contest and their inclusive ideas for placing last year’s winners, Ukraine, front and centre when thousands of fans visit next May.”