Eurovision 2023: Birmingham named as one of the places to host official BBC event - full list of cities
People in Birmingham will be able to join in with the Eurovision fun this year
and live on Freeview channel 276
Eurovision 2023 may be being held up in Liverpool, but Birmingham is set to have a night to remember. This comes as the city was announced by the BBC as one of the cities which will host official Eurovision events.
Birmingham is one of nine towns or cities to have so far confirmed screenings of the major event. The others are Brighton, Cardiff, Darlington, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield and more are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Each city, including Birmingham, will announce their own programme of events in the coming weeks. This announcement comes as Eurovision 2023 is just over a month away and the eyes of Europe will be on Liverpool on May 13.
Martin Green CBE, BBC managing director of the Eurovision Song Contest says: “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."