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Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Eurovision Song Contest 2023

After the victory of Kalush Orchestra in Turin, Ukraine should traditionally host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. But due to Russia's invasion of the country, the contest can not be held in Ukraine.

We will update this page with all the information about Eurovision 2023 as it appears.

Where will Eurovision 2023 be held?

The winning country traditionally hosts the following year's contest, with some exceptions since 1958.

After the victory of Kalush Orchestra in Turin, it was unsure if the contest could take place in Ukraine in May 2023 due to Russia's invasion of the country.

Just a month after Eurovision 2022 was held, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) released a statement: Eurovision 2023 will not be held in Ukraine.

Instead, the EBU has started discussions with the United Kingdom to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Some of the most possible cities are Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Read more: Which UK cities have what it takes to host?

When is Eurovision 2023?

Eurovision 2023 will be held in May. The dates have not been announced yet.

The Eurovision week will have three shows: Semi-final 1 on Tuesday, Semi-final 2 on Thursday and the Grand Final on Saturday.

The possible dates for Eurovision 2023 are:

Semi-final 1
Tuesday
Semi-final 2
Thursday
Grand Final
Saturday
25 April27 April29 April
2 May4 May6 May
9 May11 May13 May
16 May18 May20 May
23 May25 May27 May

Participants

20 countries have expressed their interest for participation in the contest, which is subject to change:

EBU Member Broadcasters, on behalf of their countries, have until October 2022 to formally submit their applications to take part in Eurovision 2023.

Tickets

Tickets usually go on sale in November/December the year before, so we expect the tickets for Eurovision 2023 to be released late 2022. Read more: How to get tickets for Eurovision 2023

Eurovision Village

Eurovision Village is the official festival area during Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

In Eurovision Village you can see live performances by artists, DJs, special events and public viewing of the shows broadcast from the Arena.

EuroClub

The EuroClub is the venue for some special parties, the official after parties and performances by participants.

EuroCafe

EuroCafe (also known as Euro Fan Café) is the place for fans to meet for parties and special events during the Eurovision week. EuroCafe is organized by the OGAE fan clubs.

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