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Glasgow as the potential host city for Eurovision 2023

EDM (Early Day Motion) 179: tabled on 20 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022; recognises that it is unable to host the 2023 contest due to the illegal invasion of its territory by Russia; understands that the European Broadcasting Union has entered into discussion with the BBC as runner up nation broadcaster to host the 2023 contest; recognises that Glasgow has a proven track record of hosting successful large scale events of international significance, including the COP26 climate conference, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games; further notes the significant cultural reach of the city in the spheres of the arts, music, and creative broadcast industries; notes the major broadcast facilities already in place in Glasgow; and proposes that Glasgow is the natural choice to be the Eurovision Song Contest substitute venue.