Eurovision newsletter-The Insignia Exchange – the handover event – has taken place, with the 2022 hosts Turin, officially handing over the Eurovision keys to Mayor Joanne Anderson.
The event, which was broadcast on BBC Two and shared on iPlayer, was watched by hundreds of thousands of people across the UK. It was a milestone moment for our city too, with St George’s Hall providing a beautiful backdrop.
We thought it would be useful to recap on the financials of Eurovision.
The city council has put forward a capped contribution of £2 million which had already been earmarked for cultural events in 2023. The Liverpool City Region has also contributed another £2 million. This is a very small proportion of the overall cost. Bars, pubs, hotels, restaurants and the wider hospitality sector – which employs thousands of people – will all benefit after a challenging few years. The rest of the budget is coming from the BBC, the EBU, DCMS and Liverpool BID, as well as national and international sponsors.
Mayor Joanne is passionate about the positive impact this event will have on our city and on our communities – please read her thoughts here.
Eurovision needs you!
Our Volunteering Programme has launched and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response – more than 1,000 applications were received in the first few hours.
Volunteering is a proud tradition in Liverpool and none of our large events in recent years would have been as successful without them.