Liverpool is gearing up to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in just a matter of weeks time. Alongside the main competition itself, several events will be taking place throughout the city. The National Lottery have announced a huge outdoor party which will take place on Sunday 7th May, kicking off the week of festivities and to welcome the contest to Liverpool.
Free tickets on sale in April
‘The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome’ will take place at St George’s Hall on Sunday 7th May. The concert will bring together high profile performances, collaborations and a stunning production. 30,000 tickets will be made available and will be released in early April to anyone who is a National Lottery player. These tickets will be provided free, as a thank you to players for the £330,000,000 which they have helped raise for music and cultural projects in the city.
A proportion of tickets will be reserved for Ukrainian residents in the UK, including refugees supported by National Lottery funded organisations, as well as community groups in Liverpool.
‘No city throws a party or offers a welcome as warm as Liverpool’
Adam Chataway, from The National Lottery, spoke of the event, which takes place a day before the first dress rehearsals kick off at the M&S Arena.
“This is a giant free Eurovision party for the people of Liverpool and beyond. It’s our way of thanking anyone who has ever bought a National Lottery ticket. Their funding has been uniting people through music and other cultural projects for years and we can’t wait to host The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome.”Adam Chataway, The National Lottery
Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson said, “The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome is the latest announcement in what is destined to be an extraordinary fortnight in May. No city throws a party or offers a welcome as warm as Liverpool, so this free event is going to be something very special. Not since the launch of European Capital of Culture in 2008 will St George’s Hall have seen such a big night out!”
More details including further information on how to obtain tickets will be published in the coming weeks.