Tag : Eurovision

18 Apr 2024

Eurovision – The Return!

Liverpool has special plans in place to re-live its hosting of THE most successful Eurovision Song Contest of all time! Liverpool Loves Eurovision – a series of free events – will take place on Saturday 11 May, transporting visitors to that incredible fortnight in May last year by paying homage to elements of 2023’s incredibly popular programme which helped attract around 500,000 people to the city centre. The FREE events taking place on 11 May include: Between 1-7pm Beats on […]

02 Feb 2024
Two adults with a child on one of their shoulders holding a Ukrainian flag. There is a large stage behind them.

Liverpool to be ‘Malmö on the Mersey’ for Eurovision 2024

Just days after officially handing over Eurovision hosting duties to Malmö, Liverpool is announcing plans to stage a new festival to celebrate the 2024 contest. ‘Liverpool Loves Eurovision’ will be a city-wide campaign to help cement its position as the UK’s Capital of Eurovision. A number of major events are being planned, with an open invitation to fans from across the UK and Europe who can’t get to Sweden, to party in style in Liverpool instead. More details are to be […]

16 Oct 2023


WINNING WIDER RECOGNITION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PUTTING YOURSELF FORWARD ‘Most improved Destination for Sustainability’. Silver Award for ‘Best UK Convention Bureau’. ‘Best Digital Marketing Campaign’ and nominations for ‘Best Tourism and Leisure Campaign’ ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ and ‘Best Visitor Experience’ for our work on Liverpool’s hosting of Eurovision 2023 – All in the last few months! This year Marketing Liverpool has been on the receiving end of some fantastic accolades, but it’s not about us. […]

05 Sep 2023

Liverpool Makes Post-War Pledge to Odesa to Cement Eurovision Legacy

Liverpool and the Ukrainian city of Odesa are preparing to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding. This new development will continue to cement the bond of friendship between Liverpool and its sister city Odesa, as part of the Eurovision legacy. The new commitment will ensure that the two cities work closely together when Odesa begins to rebuild its cultural infrastructure, when the war is over. A short Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be drawn up in the coming weeks which […]

01 Mar 2023


Perhaps even more so than any of the other Liverpool City Region events we’ve worked on for the past decade – our city’s hosting of Eurovision 2023 has ignited a spark of excitement amongst our colleagues, partners and broader global audiences, not seen here since our hosting of European Capital of Culture 2008.  Everywhere I go in our office – the meeting rooms, the kitchen, the hallways, the lifts – even (awkwardly) the gents, are buzzing with Eurovision conversation or […]

01 Mar 2023

Visit Liverpool for Eurofest – Incredible New Cultural Programme, developed to support and enhance Eurovision 2023

Opera, trains and submarines star in Eurovision-inspired Cultural Festival.  The first details of a two-week cultural festival – EuroFest – which will take over Liverpool in the lead up to The Eurovision Song Contest have been unveiled. Running from Monday 1 to Sunday 14 May, the festival will present 24 brand new commissions – 19 of which are collaborations between UK and Ukrainian artists – that will transform the city as fans from across the world descend on Liverpool. Although […]

07 Oct 2022

Liverpool to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023

The Eurovision spotlight is set to shine on Liverpool after it was announced the city will host the world-famous competition on behalf of the UK. The European Broadcast Union (EBU) and the BBC have whittled the competition down from 20 cities, and today announced that Liverpool will host the event on behalf of Ukraine in 2023. The city, which began preparing its bid in June, received praise for its world-class facilities including the M&S Bank Arena and ACC Liverpool, the innovation behind its […]

28 Sep 2022
Liverpool - Eurovision Bid graphic

Liverpool remains in the Eurovision 2023 race

Liverpool is today a massive step closer to being awarded the ultimate “douze points” of being the host city for Eurovision 2023 – as the BBC get closer to making their mind up. Following official presentations by shortlisted host cities last week, the BBC has today confirmed that Liverpool and Glasgow have now made it through to the final stages of the bidding process. Following the difficult decision to find an alternative home for the 2023 competition due to the […]

05 Sep 2022


NUMEROUS NOTABLE LIVERPOOL CITY REGION PARTNERS AND AMBASSADORS SHOW OUT IN FORCE TO BACK CITY’S EUROVISION 2023 HOST CITY BID. This Sunday scores of Marketing Liverpool’s partner organisations and Liverpool City Region’s strongest ambassadors publicly showed their support for Liverpool City Region’ bid to host Eurovision 2023.  We would like to thank everyone who was able to take part. It is very much appreciated and could even give our city the edge in this highly competitive field, with many other […]

12 Aug 2022
Liverpool is a shortlisted host city for Eurovision 2023

Liverpool is a shortlisted host city for Eurovision 2023

Liverpool remains in the running to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Liverpool – and six other cities – have made the shortlist as the potential host city for next year’s flagship event. The city has successfully sailed through the first part of the bidding process, with the BBC and the European Broadcast Union (EBU) confirming it has met the essential criteria regarding the suitability of the venue, transport links and past experience of hosting major events. Liverpool City Council […]