Liverpool submit Eurovision host city bid ahead of BBC shortlist reveal
As the most successful footballing city in the UK, Liverpool know how to score. And now city officials have their fingers crossed they secure a place in the final round of the BBC’s Eurovision 2023 host city bidding process when the shortlist drops on Friday.
Liverpool City Council have now confirmed their host city bid has been submitted to the BBC. Harry Doyle, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, said:
“We are delighted to have submitted a bid for Liverpool to host Eurovision 2023.”
“Making a major event like this possible at such short notice is complicated and will require careful and creative planning, but we believe Liverpool would be the perfect stage to celebrate this unique Eurovision.”
“We are eager to know if we have succeeded in moving to the next stage of the process.”
How will the host city be chosen?
Here’s how the BBC summed it up recently.
“This is a two-step process and in order to be considered, any potential applicant must meet a set of minimum standards that demonstrate they have the ability, capacity and experience to host an event. of this magnitude and complexity.”
“The final decision on host city selection will be based on a city or region’s capacity and ability to meet BBC and EBU requirements, as well as the availability of resources and l general experience in hosting a large and complex event such as the Eurovision Song Contest.”
“For example, last year the EBU host city criteria was based on providing a venue capable of hosting at least 10,000 spectators (as well as a press centre), which should be easily accessible from an international airport and with a large number of hotels.”
“There will be two rounds. Once we receive applications, we will shortlist cities based on their ability to meet the requirements and their ability and experience responses.