It’s official… Liverpool is the host city for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest!

After weeks of anticipation, during which time seven shortlisted cities were whittled down to just two, Liverpool has been victorious in its bid to host the world’s longest running televised music competition in 2023.

This will be the first time in 25 years that the UK has hosted Eurovision, and it’s a great honour and a privilege to have it here in our wonderful city – one with a truly global outlook and reach.

As a UNESCO City of Music and with twin city status with Odessa in Ukraine, our great city was always a real contender for taking over hosting duties from Ukraine.

Now, with planning commencing for the event next May, Liverpool is getting ready to host a magical global music event, while also putting Ukrainian people and culture at the very forefront of the contest.

The council has plans to work with Ukrainian street artists and designers to create a public education programme to coincide with the event, and it’s brilliant to know that the city is doing everything it can to represent Ukraine and its culture throughout the contest.

The whole team at St Johns is so proud of the city, and all the people involved in this successful bid. It’s time to show Europe and the rest of the world how this city can throw a party like no other.