Birmingham plans to hold Eurovision 2023… as Resorts World Arena clarifies its schedule


EBU talks with the UK to host Eurovision 2023 have already begun – and UK cities are busy jostling for position.

According to Birmingham Mail, the city of Birmingham is bidding to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 at the Resorts World Arena. The place emptied its agenda to strengthen its chances.

The second largest metropolitan area in the UK by population, the city is a major cultural center known for both classical music and jazz. He is also an expert in hosting major global events.

Birmingham City Councilor Ian Ward made his intentions clear:

“Holding such an iconic event would be a huge honor for our city, especially in light of such a difficult and trying time for Ukraine.”

“Our thoughts are with them and as a city we look forward to supporting them in any way we can. The Concert for Ukraine, held at Resorts World Arena in March, truly showed how music can unite us even in the most uncertain and challenging times.

“We are ready to seize the opportunity for the people of Ukraine and make music fans around the world proud.”

Ward’s statement follows fellow Birmingham Councilor John O’Shea’s earlier assertion that the city has hosted and can host the competition again.

Birmingham previously hosted in 1998 after British rock band Katrina and the Waves won the 1997 contest with “Love Shine a Light”. The 1998 edition was held at the Utilita Arena, formerly known as the NEC’s National Indoor Arena.

Birmingham Bid Venue – The Resorts World Arena

The floating venue for Birmingham’s bid, The Resorts World Arena, is located in Solihull and has a capacity of up to 15,000. The arena is located opposite Resorts World Birmingham, an entertainment complex that houses the largest casino in the UK as well as a shopping mall.

The arena has also hosted major events in recent times including ITV’s Concert for Ukraine in March, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, 2016 and 2018 as well as the BBC Music Awards in 2015 The city will also host the next Commonwealth. Games next month.

Birmingham’s bid for Eurovision 2023 comes after the EBU announced that Ukraine, who won Eurovision this year, will not be able to host Eurovision next year. Other UK cities, including Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, London and Belfast, have already expressed interest in hosting the competition in 2023.

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