Resorts World misses out on hosting Eurovision 2023 - The Solihull Observer

Resorts World misses out on hosting Eurovision 2023

Solihull Editorial 30th Sep, 2022   0

RESORTS World has been ruled out to host the Eurovision 2023 contest.

West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, said it was due to an issue around the venue’s roof height.

On Twitter he said: “Birmingham hasn’t made the Eurovision runoff due to a technical issue around the venue’s roof height.

“An incredibly frustrating reason to miss out – not least because of the solutions the NEC put forward.




“We gave it our all, and will continue to bid for the biggest events.”

Resorts World made it through to the final seven to host next year’s competition.


Earlier this year the show’s organisers ruled the competition cannot be held in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion.

The UK is next in line to host the competition as Sam Ryder came second with Space Man.

The country last hosted the competition in 1998 after Katrina and the Waves won the 1997 competition with Love Shine a Light.

In 1998 the event was held at the NEC Group’s then National Indoor Arena (NIA), now Utilita Arena in Birmingham.

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