Pour the wine and dust off the bunting — Eurovision is back. The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is being hosted in on home turf this year, at the Liverpool Arena, on behalf of last year's winners, Ukraine.
If you can't make it up to Merseyside, take a look at these London venues which are hosting Eurovision 2023 parties and screenings. We'll update this article as more events are announced, and we expect there will be more interest than ever this year, with it being held so close to home, so get booking before tickets sell out. The final is broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 13 May, with semi-finals on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May.
Eurovision Party London 2023
Eurovision Party London is the go-to event for die-hard Eurovision fans, and London's biggest Eurovision party.
It usually features European themed drinks and food from the host country, along with karoake, costume prizes, a live DJ, and all of the action shown on a large screen. Previously it's been held at Rio Cinema in Dalston, but details for 2023 haven't yet been announced. Join the mailing list to get the lowdown asap.
London Eurovision Party warm-up
Not to be confused with Eurovision Party London (above), London Eurovision Party is a pre-Eurovision warm-up celebration starring contestants in this year's competition, as well as some familiar faces from previous years. The venue and other details have yet to be announced, but we know it'll take place in London on Suinday 16 April,
🎉 We’re back! London Eurovision Party 2023 takes place on Sunday 16 April.— London Eurovision Party (@LDNEurovision) November 17, 2022
🇬🇧 Stay tuned to @wiwibloggs for more updates coming soon. #LEP2023 #LDNEurovisionhttps://t.co/9kWnEOrn4E
Eurovision 2023 brunches
For anyone keen to get the flag-waving started rather early in the day, a couple of venues are holding Eurovision-themed brunches at lunchtime on Saturday 13 May. Head to The Aeronaut in Acton or The Great Exhibition in Dulwich for a three-hour brunch with live music, performances and quizzes, food, and two hours of bottomless drinks. It's over by 2pm, so you've got time to head home for a power nap before venturing back out to a Eurovision screening party later in the day.