Rishi Sunak says Government is doing ‘everything it can’ to tackle ticket touts

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said that his Government will do “everything it can” to combat ticketing touting, after MP Kevin Brennan highlighted Eurovision tickets being listed on Viagogo for thousands of pounds.  During Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (Wednesday) Brennan highlighted a BBC Radio 4 show, ‘You and Yours’, which discussed the issue of …

Eurovision grand final tickets sell out in 36 minutes

Tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 grand final sold out in just 36 minutes, with tickets for all shows also selling out an hour later. The tickets went on sale at midday for the nine live shows, which are set to take place at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena in May. Tickets for #Eurovision2023 have …

UK Government allocates 3,000 Eurovision tickets to displaced Ukrainians 

The UK Government has announced that around 3,000 tickets will be made available for displaced Ukrainians living in the UK to attend the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Liverpool is set to hold the competition in May, as 2022 winners Ukraine are not able to host after Russia invaded the country just over a year ago. …

Dice partners with new Liverpool venue Content

Live event discovery platform and independent music ticketing company, Dice, has launched in the UK city of Liverpool as the ticketing partner for Content, a new venue in the Cains Brewery Village.   Content is a purpose-built events space and has been constructed from sustainable, repurposed materials including shipping containers. The venue boasts partitioning and …

Premier League’s problem with ticket touts

The Iridium Consultancy’s Reg Walker has said that the English Premier League’s top clubs each have between 8-12,000 season tickets, memberships and hospitality tickets under the control of touts, according to an article from the BBC.  Security expert Walker, who owns The Iridium Consultancy, told BBC Sport that Premier League touting is worth …

Montenegro and North Macedonia withdraw from next year’s Eurovision

Montenegro and North Macedonia will not compete in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, due to the cost of entry.  Broadcasters pay a fee to take part in the song competition, but the price differs depending on the size of the country. According to an article from the BBC, some countries have been asked …

Liverpool’s Everyman & Playhouse team up with Digital Theatre

Liverpool’s Everyman & Playhouse theatres have announced a new partnership with Digital Theatre+, which will see the digital capture and distribution of at least one piece of new writing annually for Digital Theatre’s education platform.  The first production of ‘Our Town Needs A Nando’s’ by Samantha O’Rourke is already available on the platform, and will …

Liverpool to host 67th Eurovision Song Contest

The BBC and European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have revealed that Liverpool will host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, following a competitive bidding process.  There had been a shortlist of seven UK cities before Glasgow and Liverpool were announced as the final two contending for Host City status. Liverpool will host Eurovision in place of 2022 …

Glasgow and Liverpool go head to head for Eurovision Song Contest 

The BBC has revealed an update on the potential host city for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, with just Glasgow and Liverpool left in the running.  Last month, the BBC announced a seven-city shortlist comprising Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. A final decision between Glasgow and Liverpool will be made in the …

Seven UK cities shortlisted to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023

The BBC today (Friday) confirmed the seven UK cities on the shortlist to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest next year.  Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield have been shortlisted to host the event. There were expressions of interest from 20 cities across all four nations that make up the United Kingdom. Applicants …