All eyes are on Liverpool today, as the official handover ceremony for Eurovision takes place at St. George’s Hall.
160 million people from across the globe will watch the world’s biggest song contest live from Liverpool on 13th May, with hundreds of thousands expected to flock to the city for a two weeks of festivities.
The preparations are well underway for the Eurovision Song Contest which is now in less than 100 days, and the city is starting to become a hive of buzzing Eurovision excitement!
The official contest is taking part from 9th-13th May but the fun starts before, with many events taking place around the city. These include the official Eurovision Fanzone at the Pier Head, and countless numbers of unofficial viewing parties so we can be sure to see the music fans descend in their droves.
We can expect to see 9 official live shows at the M&S bank arena, each with a capacity of 11,000. This is not to mention performers, entourages and TV & stage crews as well as thousands of people expected to be drawn to the Fanzone, with attendance figures at previous zones reaching up to 38,000!
Liverpool welcomes the chances to be the host city for this years’ contest in place of Ukraine, with previous host cities seeing their tourism figures rise by 37% and generating revenues of £20.5 million, it is sure to be a party the city will not forget.