Eurovision 2023: Where does Newcastle rank in the host city odds compared to Manchester, London 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.

Eurovision 2023 is heading to the UK: Where does Newcastle rank in the host city odds compared to Manchester, London 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 while the full list of shortlisted cities will be publicly announced on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show on the morning of Friday, August 12.

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 16/1 to host the competition.

Glasgow is the current favourite to host the event having been priced at 6/4, followed by Birmingham at 3/1, Belfast at 4/1 and Liverpool at 6/1 – the second of which hosted the event the last time it hit the UK back in 1998.

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

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

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

Glasgow – 6/4

Birmingham – 3/1

Belfast – 4/1

Liverpool – 6/1

Newcastle – 16/1

Aberdeen – 16/1

Leeds – 16/1

London – 20/1

Cardiff – 25/1

Bristol – 25/1

Sheffield – 25/1

Bradford – 33/1

Dundee – 33/1

Brighton – 33/1

Edinburgh – 33/1

Hull – 50/1

Swansea – 50/1

Manchester – 50/1

Wrexham – 66/1