Eurovision stage

It’s one of the biggest, cheesiest, most sparkly few days on the music calendar. It’s given us icons like Abba and some of the most bonkers and brilliant performances we’ve ever seen. That’s right, the Eurovision Song Contest is back to give you catchy songs, mesmerising performances, and a whole lot of fun. 

This year the Eurovision Song Contest’s Grand Final will be hosted in Liverpool on Saturday 13 May on behalf of last year’s winners Ukraine. Hosting the world’s biggest song contest is a momentous moment for the UK and hosting on behalf of Ukraine is no doubt a responsibility we’ll take very seriously. Tickets for the live event have been hard to come by, in fact, they sold out in mere minutes. However, missing out on tickets doesn’t mean it’s a night in on the sofa for you. Grab your sparkles, sequins and scorecards and head to Greater Manchester where the stage is set.

The Refuge at The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

The Refuge is celebrating all things Eurovision with a spectacular night hosted by Family Gorgeous in The Vault on Saturday 13 May. You won’t miss a beat at this epic Eurovision screening party, streamed live from Liverpool. Expect a night of cheeky commentary, DJs, activities and surprise performances to bring your Eurovision experience to life.  

The Vault will be serving up Buck's Fizz, special cocktails and an exclusive collaboration with beloved Manchester pizza aficionados, Crazy Pedros, who will be creating a Eurovision-inspired pizza topped with maximum cheesy flavour. 

After the main show is over and the winner has been crowned, The Vault will continue the party into the early hours with the ultimate Europop bash. Expect a track list full of Eurovision royalty that will have you dancing the night away. Guests can buy tickets via Skiddle for £20 here.  

Eurovision Watch Party at Escape to Freight Island

Freight Island will host a huge Eurovision watch party on the big screen with DJs, performers, mass karaoke, bingo, plus themed food and drinks. Having sold out on early bird, tickets are now on final release for £7.

Available to book here.

Eurovision at The Refuge

Eurovision Song Contest Full Venue Takeover at Grub    

On Saturday 13 May, Eurovision is taking over Grub for a viewing party like no other. The entire building will be screening the contest so you can choose one of three locations including a 100-seater cinema, a table in the cosy hall or the beer-focused basement bar.  

Wherever you view, you’ll find party vibes, delicious drinks, Eurovision-inspired street food from leading vendors and everything you need to make it a night to remember. 

Tickets cost £10 and include a drinks token to spend at the bar on arrival. Please note that tables are reserved from 7 pm, one hour before the song contest starts, and if you don’t arrive in time, it may be given to walk-ins as it's expected to be a popular event. Learn more.

Eurovision Cinema Screenings 

For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will be screened in UK cinemas across the UK, and Greater Manchester is no exception. Allowing fans to come together and be ‘united by music’, the most iconic music party of the year is coming to a big screen near you. Some Greater Manchester Cinemas that are showing the final include Vue Manchester Printworks and Vue Manchester Quayside, at The Lowry in Salford as well as Odeon Manchester Great Northern and Odeon Trafford Centre.  

Check with your local cinema whether they are one of the hundreds screening the song contest across the country. 

The Venue Nightclub

The Venue Nightclub will be hosting its own Eurovision Party to celebrate the Grand Final being hosted just down the road in Liverpool. With 2 big screens, they’ll be showing the whole final with poptastic drinks deals all night. As they don’t have a kitchen, you’re welcome to bring your own food. Doors open at 6:30 om with a DJ playing Eurovision classics and pop-bangers, the final will be screened at 8 pm and from midnight until late, the Venue’s indie disco will be back but with a few Eurovision hits thrown in for good measure. The disco will begin with a tribute to one of Britain’s finest, Sam Fender before the usual indie bangers commence. Learn more. 

Pop Curious? at Area Manchester

Pop Curious? will once again be hosting their annual Eurovision Screening followed by a Eurovision and Europop afterparty, perfect for pop loves everywhere. Hosted at Area Manchester from 7:30 pm on Saturday 13 May, the Eurovision screening will take place on a huge screen and several mini-screens across the venue so you won’t miss a second of the action. As soon as the winner is announced, get ready to take to the dancefloor as all of your favourite Eurovision anthems will be taking over. Entry costs £5 and seating is first come, first served. Learn more.

Eurovision at The University of Manchester Students’ Union

Everyone is invited to the University of Manchester Students’ Union for a Eurovision Watch Party. Bring your mates, don your favourite flag and prepare those dance moves and get ready for an unforgettable night. There will be party bags, inflatables, Eurovision bingo, food pop-ups and special drinks offers to make it the best Eurovision party yet. Tickets are available to book for tables of 6 and include 3 cocktail pitchers per table. Tickets cost £6 per person for students and £7.50 per person for the public. Learn more.

Eurovision Final 2023 at Billingtons

Want to watch Eurovision on the big screen? Well, Billingtons in Oldham may be the perfect solution. Their spacious venue will have two bars, themed food from a range of countries and booths available for larger parties of up to 11 people which can be reserved for a £50 deposit. Learn more. 

So there you have it, if you’re looking for a spectacular way to view the Eurovision Grand Final, Greater Manchester can provide a screening worth douze points! 

To find out about more musical events taking place across Greater Manchester, visit our What’s on Page. 

To keep up with our latest updates, make sure you’re following Visit Manchester on TikTok. 


The Refuge
Outdoor Dining
The Refuge

With its welcome ambiance and sociable buzz, The Refuge has become a hotspot where you can play all day and stay all night. Sip cocktails, whizz through work emails, catch a live DJ, sample pours from a local brewery: You can do it all and more.

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Lobby

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is a luxury hotel with an industrial soul that is sprawled out on Oxford Street at the heart of Manchester

Food Hall

Manchester's longest running street food event GRUB is located in the vibrant Green Quarter just 5 minutes’ walk from Manchester Victoria rail station. The converted textile warehouse is home to a 22 line craft beer bar, 100 seater cinema space Chapeltown Picture House, kids play room, dining hall & most importantly one the area's biggest beer gardens.

The Printworks
Public House / Bar
The Printworks exterior day

Printworks is a buzzing, entertainment and leisure complex located in the heart of Manchester City Centre’s retail district.

Great Northern Warehouse
Shop / Shopping Centre
Great Northern Warehouse

Manchester's exciting leisure and shopping experience including a 16 screen cinema.

The Trafford Centre
Shop / Shopping Centre
Trafford Centre

As much a theme park as it is a shopping centre

The University of Manchester
Heritage / Visitor Centre
University of Manchester

The University of Manchester holds a special place in history. Its origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city.

Event Venue
Exterior of Billingtons

Billingtons - Premier event and social space with coffee lounge in the heart of Oldham



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