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Eurovision Daily Tuesday 9th May: Fourteen events taking place today!

1 year ago

The long-awaited Eurovision Song Contest is finally kicking off tonight with its first semi-final, set to take place at The Liverpool Arena.

The excitement is mounting as fans and artists from across the globe descend upon Liverpool, eager to witness the magic of Eurovision unfold on stage. With a line-up of talented performers, extravagant costumes, and unforgettable performances, it’s set to be a night to remember.

There’s 14 events and activities taking place throughout the day. From rooftop parties to screenings of the contest, the city is buzzing with excitement as fans eagerly anticipate tonight’s first semi-final.

One of the most anticipated events is “Night at the Opera” at The Eurovision Village, where our very own Jay Hynd will be hosting the festivities from 11.00am.

We still can’t get over how incredible The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome was at St. George’s Plateau – did you watch it last night on BBC, if not you can still get it on BBC iPlayer… take a look at our highlights here and see Rach chat to the stars of the show

Let’s take a look at the 14 events taking place today:

Eurovision Village – Night at the Opera

Night at the Opera - Eurovision village - Eurovision
Credit: Eurovision village

Before screening the first semi-final live, the perfect warm up will be the English National Opera does Eurovision. 

This one off performance is going to be iconic as audiences experience Eurovision like never before. The world-renowned ENO Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell, are joined by former contestants from the Song Contest and international opera stars to perform classical arrangements of some of Eurovision’s greatest hits.

The Stage will be hosted by our Jay Hynd from 11.00am.

Full lineup information

English National Opera does Eurovision feat



Russell Watson


Gustaph – Belgium entry 2023

Victor Vernicos- Greece entry 2023

La Zarra – France entry 2023

Joker Out – Solvenia entry 2023

Hope Street Musical Choir

For more info click here.

EuroCamp presents… The Best and The Wurst of Eurovision

The Best and The Wurst of Eurovision
The Best and The Wurst of Eurovision

EuroCamp continues today at Chavasse Park – The Best and The Wurst of Eurovision is a jam-packed day of sensational drag and cabaret talent, paying homage to legendary acts and iconic Eurovision moments as they battle it out for ultimate glory.

Hosted by Liverpudlian superstar Ms Sharon Le Grand, with live acts including Ginny Lemon, Don One, Midgitte Bardot, Eat Me, Bolly Illusion and more to be announced. Plus DJs including Lucia Blayke (founder, Trans Pride), sensational finales, oodles of prizes and surprises. 

The Best and The Wurst of Eurovision is brought to visitors by Hackney Showroom, award-winning creative producers of theatre and festivals.

Also featuring performance and walkabout entertainment from RubyLemon.

For more info click here.

Euro’Quiz’ion for James’ Place!

James' Place - Eurovision Quiz
Credit: James’ Place at Duke Street Market

James’ Place would love you to join us for a pub quiz and evening of fun at Duke Street Market’s private dining room (upstairs) to raise money for our lifesaving service for men in suicidal crisis and celebrate Eurovision in Liverpool!

Arrive from 18:00, the quiz will start at 7pm, max teams of 6.

Food and drink is available from Duke Street Market vendors.

Prizes to be won, dressing up encouraged!

For more info click here.

Eurovisions XTRAs

Xtra NML
Xtra NML

National Museums Liverpool’s XTRA programme is an opportunity to experience our venues and spaces like never before outside our daytime opening hours.

It’s one of the newest best kept secrets in town, and you won’t want to miss these uniquely curated events inspired by The Song Contest.

Hosted by drag royalty and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK S4 winner Danny Beard. There’s a sensational line up of local artists such as Vogue legends House of Suarez, and local artist/performer Ashleigh Owen who will be treating us to hilarious parodies of well known songs!

For more info and to book click here.

Cheer Up! It’s Eurovision

MDE Eurovision has teamed up with the Cheer Up! events team for a high octane night of pure pop pleasure. This mega mash up sees an energy busting mix of Pop, Dance, SAW, Europop, Eurodance, Schlager and, of course, tunes from Dame Eurovision herself.

They have the amazing Miss Nicki French live on stage at midnight. Nicki first came to prominence in 1995 with her NRG cover of Total Eclipse of the Heart.   She went on to represent the UK in Eurovision in 2000, with the song Don’t Play That Song Again.

For more info click here.  

Eurovision Rooftop Party – Blush Rooftop Garden

Credit: Blush Rooftop garden. Liverpool

Liverpool’s decadent rooftop terrace bar, Blush located will be bringing all the thrills and spills of the Song Contest with their live watch party.

The Seel Street venue will be showcasing both Semi Finals and the Grand Final in the heated rooftop bar, which also includes an a special ‘Abba’ themed party.

For more info click here.

Semi-Final Viewing Parties:

EuroClub – Camp and Furnace

Camp and Furnace

EuroClub 2023 is the heart and soul of all things Eurovision! Camp and Furnace is the place where we all come together, in celebration of music, diversity and live performance, all under one roof!

They will be showing the semi-final tonight from 6.00pm – 10:30pm (LAST ENTRY 7:45pm).

For more info click here.

Black Rabbit Shot Co.

Celebrate Eurovision in style at the Black Rabbit bar. Home of the famous RIP shot!

Black Rabbit will be host to Eurovision screening parties for both semi finals (9th and 11th of May) and the grand final (13th of May).

For more info click here.

Boston Pool Loft

American-themed Sports Hall and Bar, Boston Pool Loft, on Fleet Street, will be showing all the live action from whacky dance routines, extravagant outfits to hitting the high notes, the venue will be covering all your euro pop needs.

For more info click here.

The Old Bank

The Old Bank Liverpool will be showing both Semi Finals and Grand Finale for Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

From underdogs, songs inspired by unbreakable Ukrainians, to spicy performances, don’t miss a Eurovision thing this May.

For more info click here.

Heebie Jeebies

Watch the Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final at Heebie Jeebies! 

Haven’t got tickets to the final at the M&S Bank Arena? Don’t worry, because you’ve got a chance to join one of the biggest parties in the city with all three floors of Heebie Jeebies being transformed into one giant Eurovision party showing the event LIVE from start to finish. 

With giant screens, room-filling sound, confetti cannons and even special Eurovision cocktails and drinks – this is the place to watch the Eurovision Song Contest.

For more info click here.

Einstein – Concert Square

It’s almost here and Einstein in Concert Square simply cannot wait! There’s still a chance to secure a seat for one of their Eurovision semi-final viewing parties – ONLY £20 per person.

Tickets include a drink and a main meal!

For more info click here.

Epstein Theatre

Credit: Epstein Theatre

The Epstein Theatre is calling YOU to join them for their Eurovision Viewing Party! Special evenings showing both the Semi-finals and THE FINAL on a large digital screen and great sound system. 

The evenings will be also hosted by Liverpool’s very own Dame Fanny de Faux, the Epstein’s Eurovision Viewing Party welcomes all ages and is guaranteed to make your Euro-week FABULOUS! 

With competitions, quizzes AND a prize for the best dressed. Drinks can be ordered and delivered directly to your seat so you won’t miss a moment. So go and join in the fun, soak up the atmosphere and celebrate our city hosting the world’s biggest party at the Epstein.  

For more info click here.

Bierkeller Liverpool


Bierkeller will be showcasing all 3 major shows of this years Eurovision Song Contest. 

Sit back and enjoy a pint whilst you view the action on their 12ft projector screen a stones throw away from where the event is happening itself!

For more info click here.

For all the latest Eurovision events keep checking our calendar here.



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