• Dale Roberts

Shortlisted cities to host Eurovision 2023 to be announced today



Today, the shortlisted cities to host Eurovision in the UK on behalf of Ukraine will be revealed.


BBC Radio 2 will go live with the announcement from 8:35am local time (which is from 5:35pm AEST here in Australia).


You can tune in via the Radio 2 website.


So who is in the running?


These cities have publicly confirmed they have submitted a bid:


Aberdeen

Belfast

Birmingham

Bristol

Darlington

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Leeds

Liverpool

Newcastle

Sheffield


These cities have stated previously they will bid but have yet to publicly confirm or deny a formal bid:


London

Manchester

Wolverhampton


Brighton, Cardiff, Derry, Nottingham and Sunderland have pulled out of the race.

The amount of cities to be shortlisted has not been revealed but rumours are rife there will be a few surprises in the announcement.


Glasgow and Birmingham lead in the betting at the moment, but it is still early days.


There has been no set criteria released but in previous years the host city must have a 10,000 indoor seat stadium, space for a large press contingent of up to 1,500, be close to an international airport and have enough hotel and accommodation for visitors.


The announcement of the winning bid city is expected in "autumn" which could be anytime from September onwards.


No dates for the Contest have been confirmed.


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