Eurovision 2023: Where does Newcastle rank in the host city odds compared to Manchester, Glasgow and more?

The UK will be hosting the song contest in 2023, but with host cities yet to be annouced, where does Newcastle compare to other potential hosts across the nation?

After plenty of discussion, it has been confirmed that the UK will host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine.

The Eastern European nation won the 2022 edition of the competition in May despite the nation’s ongoing war with Russia.

This year’s edition of the competition saw the UK’s entry from Sam Ryder finish second following the public vote section of the results.

Most Popular

    Eurovision 2023 is heading to the UK: Where does Newcastle rank in the host city odds compared to Manchester, Glasgow and more? (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

    Newcastle City Council officially submitted their bid to host the competition on Monday, August 8 and was announced to be part of the seven cities shortlist on Friday, August 12.

    The other shortlisted cities are Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.


    With all eyes now on the UK cities who may bid to host the event in 2023, bookmakers are offering prices for the next host city.

    Tyneside has been given recent odds of 33/1 to host the competition.

    Glasgow is the current favourite to host the event having been priced at evens, followed by Birmingham at 6/4, and Manchester at 6/1.

    Of the remaining cities in the bidding process, Newcastle would have the least amount of arena shows to cancel or postpone in order to host the event.

    The BBC has said that its shortlist of seven cities is based on the cities’ ability to show they have “the capacity, capability and experience to host an event of this scale and complexity”.

    The UK cities to have previously held the contest are London, who have hosted the event four times while Edinburgh, Brighton and Harrogate have welcomed contestants from across the continent once each.


    Newcastle is currently ranked sixth favourites to host the newest edition of Eurovision, despite Newcastle City Council claiming Tyneside would be the “perfect host" for the competition.

    The host city will be announced in the Autumn of this year following a process to ensure the most suitable city to host the event.

    The latest odds for the Eurovision host city in 2023 according to Skybet are as follows:

    Glasgow – 1/1

    Birmingham – 6/4

    Manchester – 6/1


    Leeds – 10/1

    Liverpool – 10/1

    Newcastle – 33/1

    Sheffield – 33/1