Save the date: The BBC has announced that a shortlist of potential host cities for Eurovision 2023 will be revealed this week!
Get your coffees ready and tune in to BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show on Friday the 12th of August, starting at the ripe old time of 6:30 AM GMT. The show will end at 9:30 AM.
You can listen to BBC Radio 2 here, or using the BBC Sounds: Radio and Podcasts app. If you can’t tune in yourself, don’t worry — we will have the shortlist up here at ESCUnited as soon as it drops!
The shortlisted cities will be those which passed an initial round of checks, and which were deemed to meet the EBU’s requirements. These include the need for a venue with a capacity of over 10,000 spectators, excellent transport infrastructure including easy airport access, hotel availability, and suitable locations for a press centre and Eurovision Village.
As per the BBC earlier this week, we can expect the final announcement of our 2023 host city sometime this Autumn.
The current frontrunner in the betting odds is Glasgow, followed by Manchester, London, Birmingham and Liverpool. Glasgow, Liverpool and Birmingham, of these cities, have confirmed that their application was submitted.