This May, Liverpool hosts Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine. There’s a huge amount happening across the city throughout the first two weeks of May, and we’re collecting information for Liverpool residents on this page.
29th APRIL 2023
Liverpool City Council has collected and delivered to Waterfront apartments an information pack about the Eurovision Village which will soon be occupying the Pier Head. Set-up and traffic management has already started at the North end of the site, and we’re entering a week of set-up until the public opening on 5th May. The Eurovision Village will be in action until the final on Saturday 13th (which is the only day when a ticket will be required for entry), followed by a week of tear-down, ending 19th May.
You can read more about event access, road closures, and expected noise levels in the information pack.
Download the Eurovision Village information pack here (PDF).
1st APRIL 2023
Residents can stay up to date with Eurovision developments by reading Liverpool City Council’s Eurovision Newsletter, which we’re collecting and republishing here, along with other newsletters and videos in the run-up to the semi-finals and finals in May 2023.
See our full list of Eurovision newsletters and videos here.
23rd FEBRUARY 2023
Engage is delighted to announce that both Marketing Liverpool and Culture Liverpool have agreed to attend a Waterfront and City Centre Residents Meeting on Thursday 23rd February from 5.30pm registration and refreshments starting at 6.00pm and finishing by 7.30pm at the latest. The venue will be the Convention Centre, Kings Dock, who have gladly agreed to host us which is also the location for Eurovision itself in May!
This is a really important moment for everyone who lives in the city centre and waterfront because it is our lives that will be dramatically impacted by the events during the Eurovision weeks. It isn’t simply a one-day wonder but there is a lot happening before with thousands of people attending to set up and take part in the various heats of the contest. There will be visitors from all across Europe and beyond and our city is hosting this prestigious event on behalf of the people of Ukraine. All residents will have a role to play in being a massive support to the city’s efforts by going out of our way to be friendly and welcoming to those attending the event.
What you can expect on the night:
- Introduction from Marketing Liverpool
- Venue involvement from ACCL
- Visitor Experience from Culture Liverpool
- Ukraine refugee community expectations.
- Volunteering with the City programme
Please come along to this Engage organised event to learn more about what to expect during Eurovision 2023.
You will need to register for this event as a large crowd is expected:
You might also want to sign up for a Eurovision Newsletter published by the Echo with latest news and gossip about the event: Liverpool Echo Newsletter
Eurovision needs you! An opportunity for residents to become volunteers but the option closes apparently on 14th February. Very sad as we have a residents meeting precisely for this purpose on 23rd!
EUROVISION 2023 STAGE IN LIVERPOOL’S M&S BANK ARENA
THE GUIDE: COUNTDOWN TO THE CONTEST
12th DECEMBER 2022
As 2022 draws to a close Engage is committed to bringing residents together so we can work with the city in helping to deliver the best Eurovision possible for the people of Ukraine and for the visitors who will come to Liverpool in May 2023. We will be asking Culture Liverpool and Marketing Liverpool to attend a Waterfront Residents Meeting probably in February to share with us plans and preparations – as well as how we can help.
8th OCTOBER 2022
Last night Liverpool partied when the news was revealed that the city had been awarded the right to host Eurovision 2023! It was warmly welcomed across the board by all organisations in the city who are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase our great city on a world stage.
Engage will be working to make sure that residents of the waterfront and city centre are fully a part of the preparation process in the build-up to May 2023. In the meantime we congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this remarkable result against the best opposition in the country.
You can read more about the result here:
- The Business Desk: 07.10.22
- BBC News: 07.10.22
- Eurovision TV: 07.10.22
- The Guardian: 07.10.22
- Sky News: 07.10.22
- Liverpool Echo: 07.10.22
Watch the Eurovision Song Contest video here:
27th SEPTEMBER 2022
Whilst hosting the Labour Party Conference in the city we heard the great news that together with Glasgow Liverpool has been shortlisted to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
There is still some time to go before a decision is made but everyone in the city is keeping their fingers crossed that Liverpool will succeed. It would be a great honour for our city to play host to Eurovision as we would be standing in for the people of Ukraine who ought to have been hosting the event but due to the dreadful Russian invasion of their country it is impossible for them to host it after winning it last year.
You can read more about it here:
You can watch the amazing video produced by The Guide here:
Image courtesy of BBC Eurovision Facebook from GwaraMedia 10.10.22