Eurovision Host City 2023: Liverpool & The Great Cities That Hosted Before!

Updated On: September 13, 2023

Eurovision Host City 2023

Once a year we buckle up for a night of singing, dancing, and odd costume choices in the Eurovision Song Contest. Read on to find out which city the Eurovision Host City 2023 and what cities have hosted Eurovision in the last 10 years. This article also tells you some of the top attractions for each Eurovision Host city including the Eurovision Host City 2023 so you can plan the ultimate Eurovision host city road trip!

Where is the Eurovision Host City 2023?

Liverpool in the UK is the Eurovision Host City 2023! They beat out Glasgow for the honour of holding the competition for the first time in the UK since 1998. The last UK city to host Eurovision was Birmingham. The best known UK Eurovision is 1974 Brighton at the Brighton Dome which saw the iconic ABBA win their title as Eurovision champs, and winning over all our hearts.

Eurovision Host City 2023
Liverpool, UK

How Do Cities Become the Eurovision Host City?

The country which hosts Eurovision is decided through who wins the competition unless the winning country is unable to, this happened in 1960 with the UK stepping in for the Netherlands. The UK are hosting Eurovision 2023 as Ukraine are not able to host even though they won the contest in 2022. Sam Fender representing the UK came second and so the UK stepped up to host the contest.

Once the host country is decided, cities can apply to host the event as long as they meet the criteria required which include:

– The city must have a stadium that holds at least 10,000 people available on the dates of the contest

– The venue has to be accessible through an international airport

Which Cities have hosted Eurovision in the last 10 years?

  • 2023 – Liverpool
  • 2022 – Turin
  • 2021 –   Rotterdam
  • 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid 19)
  • 2019 – Tel Aviv
  • 2018 – Lisbon
  • 2017 – Kyiv
  • 2016 – Stockholm
  • 2015 – Vienna
  • 2014Copenhagen

Eurovision Host City 2023 – Liverpool, UK

Location: Liverpool Arena

From the Beatles to Cilla Black, Liverpool is a city packed with music history and culture. Its no wonder they won the bid to be the Eurovision Host City 2023. Here are a few key attractions in Liverpool to enjoy in 2023’s host city:

  • Cavern Club & The Beatles Story at Albert Dock – birthplace of the Beatles
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Tate Liverpool – Modern art gallery

Who will win is still a mystery but as the preliminary rounds of the contest start off the Eurovision season on December 17th with Ukraine it won’t be long until we start guessing! You can check out the entire Eurovision Season calendar here.

Eurovision Host City 2022 – Turin, Italy

Location: PalaOlimpico

Key Attractions in Turin:

  • Egyptian Museum
  • Mole Antonelliana – museum of cinema
  • Palazzo Reale and Armeria Reale – the royal armory a stunning 17th century building
  • Piazza San Carlo – a historic arcaded plaza

2022 Eurovision Winner: Kalush Orchestra, Ukraine

Eurovision Host City 2021 – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Location: Rotterdam Ahoy

Top Attractions in Rotterdam:

  • Erasmus Bridge – A stunning modern bridge
  • Euromast Tower – The perfect place for a panorama of Rotterdam
  • Markthal Rotterdam – A Marketplace known for its stunning architecture.
  • Rotterdam Zoo

2021 Eurovision Winner: Måneskin

Eurovision Host City 2019 – Tel Aviv, Israel

Location: Expo Tel Aviv

Top Attractions in Tel Aviv:

  • Carmel Market – a vibrant street market
  • Jaffa Old City – a great place to explore
  • Tel Aviv Museum of Art – located in a modern style building with interesting architecture.

2019 Eurovision Winner: Duncan Laurence

Eurovision Host City 2018 – Lisbon, Portugal

Location: Lisbon Arena

Top Attractions in Lisbon:

  • Aqueduto das Águas Livres – museum surrounding an aqueduct.
  • Carmo Convent – the ruin of a beautiful gothic church.
  • Palácio Nacional da Ajuda – historic royal residence, part of which is a museum.

2018 Eurovision Winner: Netta

Eurovision Host City 2017 – Kyiv, Ukraine

Eurovision Host City 2023
Eurovision 2017

Location: International Exhibition Centre

2017 Eurovision Winner: Salvador Sobral

Eurovision Host City 2016 – Stockholm, Sweden

Location: Globe Arena

Top Attractions in Stockholm:

  • ABBA the Museum – the ideal place for a Eurovision Host City Road trip!
  • Stockholm Old Town
  • The Royal Palace – open as a museum to the public.
  • Vasa Museum – a maritime museum.

2016 Eurovision Winner: Jamala

Eurovision Host City 2015 – Vienna, Austria

Location: Wiener Stadthalle

Top Attractions in Vienna:

  • Amalienbad – Swimming Pool & Spa with exciting nightlife and pool parties.
  • St Stephen’s Cathedral
  • The Hofburg Palace – historic home to the Habsburgs.
  • The Sigmund Freud Museum

2015 Eurovision Winner: Måns Zelmerlöw

Eurovision Host City 2014 – Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: B&W Hallerne

Top attractions in Copenhagen:

  • National Museum of Denmark
  • Rosenborg Castle – royal history museum.
  • The Little Mermaid Statue
  • Tivoli Gardens – an exciting amusement park

2014 Eurovision Winner: Conchita Wurst

When is Eurovision Song Contest 2023?

So, we are off to Liverpool as the Eurovision Host City 2023! You can look out to see how Liverpool presents their Eurovision Song Contest on the 13th of May 2023 in the Grand Finale. Can’t wait that long? You can also keep track of the preliminary rounds to get an idea of who will be the next big hit of Eurovision.

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