Liverpool will host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine.

According to the organizers of the event, the Grand Final will take place in the Liverpool Arena next to the River Mersey on May 13, Semi-Finals are scheduled for May 9 and 11. 

“Liverpool was chosen following a strong city bid process that examined facilities at the venue; the ability to accommodate thousands of visiting delegations, crew, fans, and journalists; infrastructure; and the cultural offer of the Host City in reflecting Ukraine’s win in 2022,” explain the organizers of the Contest.

The BBC and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will organize the event in consultation with UA:PBC, Ukraine’s public broadcaster and last year’s winners of the Contest.

“This will be the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the UK in 25 years and, as we work with our Host Broadcaster, the BBC, to celebrate Ukraine’s victory, this unique production promises to be a very special one indeed,” said Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl.

The 67th Eurovision Song Contest`s logo contains the Ukrainian flag within the heart. This design reflects that although the competition will be held in the UK, it will be done on behalf of Ukraine, the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

‘It is symbolic that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Liverpool, a twin city of Odesa. The organization of a contest of this level sets super-demanding requirements. I am confident that the city recognized as the capital of pop music will meet them in the best way and will deliver the celebration of music that will amaze both delegations and fans of Eurovision,’ said Mykola Chernotytskyi, Head of the Managing Board of UA: PBC, Ukraine’s public broadcaster.

Earlier the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Kalush Orchestra became an ambassador of the project Save Ukrainian Culture. The 67th Eurovision Song Contest had to take place in Ukraine, but the EBU refused to hold the event in the country.