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Eurovision Song Contest - The Party

Eurovision comes to Liverpool next week and the city's Epstein Theatre is promising fans the party of all parties in the historic auditorium.

Eurovision fever will hit the grade II listed Hanover Street venue from May 9-14 as Liverpool hosts the 2023 contest on behalf of Ukraine. The theatre will show all the live Eurovision action on a giant screen specially installed on stage for the occasion, with the viewing party fun starting with the first semi-final on May 9.

The celebration continues on May 11 with the second live semi-final, beamed directly from the M&S Bank Arena on the waterfront, and excitement reaches a peak on May 13 with the Eurovision Grand Final, expected to be watched on TV by 160 million people.

All three Epstein events will be hosted by Liverpool’s own Dame Fanny de Faux and will be family-friendly, with competitions, quizzes and prizes for the best-dressed.

The special week of events concludes on May 14 with the chance to catch the hilarious big screen comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

Liverpool successfully bid to host the 67th Eurovision contest after last year’s winner, Ukraine, was otherwise occupied with the Russian invasion. Sam Ryder, the United Kingdom’s entry, was runner-up in 2022 and the UK was asked to stage the contest on Ukraine's behalf. Thirty-one countries will compete across the two semi-final dates, with 10 from each semi-final making it through to the grand final where they will join the entries for the UK, Italy, France, Spain and Germany.

Epstein Theatre manager Anthony Proctor said: “This is going to be the best party. All the events are completely family-friendly and accessible, which is part of what Eurovision is all about – bringing people together in a shared love of music.”

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