As one of 7 cities shortlisted to host Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine, Sheffield has set it's position as a strong contender for the event.
The Eurovision Party is coming to Sheffield
Who said Liverpool is going to have all the fun? The official Eurovision party will be coming to Sheffield too!
On Saturday 13 May 2023, as the world finds out who will be crowned Eurovision winners 2023 (and who ends up getting “nul point”) Sheffield will be hosting a its own Eurovision party, teaming up with the Sheffield Ukrainian Community to bring on a show like the city has never seen before.
Featuring a big screen on Devonshire Green, Sheffield’s free official Eurovision Party will be jam packed with all of the Euro music glitz and glam you have come to expect including street performers, dance acts, traditional Ukrainian musicians and Sheffield will be playing host to Marina Krutь – Marina came second in the competition to be this year’s Ukrainian entry with 33,000 votes and will be travelling over from Ukraine to join the party.
Some big surprises which will be announced in the coming weeks mean Sheffield’s Eurovision party is not to be missed.
Chief Executive for Sheffield City Council, Kate Josephs said: “We are so excited to be hosting an official Eurovision party right here in the city centre alongside and in solidarity with the Ukrainian community of Sheffield.
“We were disappointed to miss out to Liverpool, but this means that we are still going to play a huge part in the celebrations and everyone can be a part of it.
“As an official partner of the BBC, the whole show will feature on our big screen on Devonshire Green and the team are working hard to make sure we have a jam-packed day of Eurovision fun.
“Sheffield’s Ukrainian community are central to our party and we are incredibly excited to host some of Ukraine’s biggest names in music. There will be tents where you can get involved in traditional Ukrainian crafts, dancers, and Ukrainian choirs giving us some spectacular performances.
“We are also excited to reveal some surprise guests in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out as we reveal more as we gear up for what will be an unforgettable party.”
Notes to editors
The Sheffield Eurovision Song Contest Fringe
Devonshire Green, Sheffield - Saturday 13 May
- Location - 158 Devonshire St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4GT
- Site Capacity – 5,000 - 6,000
2pm – Midnight. Eurovision party – 2pm to 7,30pm. Eurovision song contest broadcast 8pm to midnight
- ‘Festival of Eurovision Fun’ at Sheffield’s Devonshire Green, an exciting and wonderful celebration of the UK’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine.
- The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast ‘Live’ on a Big Screen
- In the lead up to the broadcast Devonshire Green will host a Eurovision party featuring the best of Ukrainian and UK street entertainment.
- Eurovision music stage. There will also be bars, food and refreshment traders and lots of fun craft activities. A strong Ukrainian and European theme will underpin the event.
- There will be street entertainers, a live DJ, dancers, singers and more community talent.
Music Stage, 2pm – 7.45pm
The stage programme will include:
Ukraininan Music from folk to pop. Headlined by Marina Krutь. Marina came second in the Ukrainian selection process for their Eurovision entry
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