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Manchester for Eurovision 2023?

Following the recent announcement around Ukraine's ability to host next years contest, Manchester has firmly thrown its hat into the ring and lots of boxes can be ticked.

The city of Manchester has all it takes to host the event, a number  suitable venues, great hotel room capacity, an efficient transport system and an international airport linking to most European capitals and cities.

Greater Manchester is also the home to the most significant LGBTQ community in the provinces all centered around the World famous GAY VILLAGE.

The city boasts of great infrastructure and know how when it comes to hosting large music and sports events. Notably the BBC’s Media City is also located in Greater Manchester, namely at Salford and is also the BBC Eurovision’s headquarters. The UK’s jury votes were delivered by AJ Odudu from the Media City in Salford.

Manchester also crucially is home to a significant Ukrainian population.

"Not the circumstances that anyone would want given the war in Ukraine. But if it’s to be a UK city- I can’t think of anywhere better, a great music city and fittingly home to a large Ukrainian community". #Eurovision

Bev Craig  Leader Manchester City Council

Night-time econimy Tsar Sacha Lord also said

"Bringing @Eurovision @bbceurovision to Greater Manchester 2023, would be huge for our city region.

We're globally known for our music and I'm confident the right people would give it the full support, to make this happen".

#Eurovision2023

So lets see what happens moving forward..

Go Manchester...

Video: Kalush Orchestra Winners Eurovision 2002

Published: 23-Jun-2022

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