Eurovision 2023: BBC announce Eurovision party to take place in Newcastle for upcoming final - full details
A number of cities across the UK, including Newcastle, will join the Eurovision Song Contest party by staging their own live events in celebration of the music contest.
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As part of the Eurovision celebrations, Newcastle will host large scale official screenings of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2023. The final will take place in Liverpool on Saturday, 13 May and will be broadcast on BBC One.
Cities confirmed so far to hold official screenings are: Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Darlington, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. More are set to be confirmed over the coming weeks. Each city taking part will schedule their own programme of events with more details released over the coming weeks.
Martin Green CBE, BBC managing director of Eurovision Song Contest said: “We’re thrilled to roll out Eurovision to more UK cities. So many people here are huge Eurovision fans and for those new to the Contest they will get to experience the joy of watching the Grand Final surrounded by thousands of others right there in their local city.”
Eurovision minister Stuart Andrew says: "Eurovision is a fantastic opportunity for us to come together through music and our big screens will create a party atmosphere where no one will sing alone.
“This competition is not just about Liverpool but making sure we celebrate what unites us and showcasing our steadfast support for Ukraine. We are bringing the Eurovision Song Contest to people’s doorsteps so we can all take part in this historic moment and enjoy the magic of Eurovision as one."