The popular Eurovision Song Contest is back for 2023, and the UK is preparing to host the iconic competition.

Whilst the actual contest is taking place in Liverpool, cities up and down the UK are getting ready to join in on the fun, and Nottingham is no exception.

Nottingham has been announced as an official BBC broadcast partner for the Eurovision Grand Final, in a string of cities announced to live stream the contest results.

Nottingham Castle will host the live stream from a giant screen in the castle grounds ahead of its full reopening in June, following live screenings of the Coronation and Coronation Concert on May 6 and May 7.

Tickets are sold out on the Visit Nottinghamshire website, but Eurovision enthusiasts can apply to win tickets via the ballot here.

For those who want to head into Nottingham to enjoy the festivities, there are a range of venues streaming the contest.

The Ultimate Eurovision Watch Party, Nottingham Playhouse

The Playhouse will host a night full of “sparkles and spandex” on Saturday, May 13, complete with 6 large viewing screens, themed quizzes, a buffet, cocktails and more.

The event starts at 8pm, and tickets cost £15 – book here.

Eurovision Watch Party, Bierkeller

Bierkeller invites you to cheer on your favourite artists and countries from 9pm on Saturday, May 13, with a range of drinks and food to keep you refreshed.

Tickets are listed at £10 and available to purchase here.

Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final Live, Annie’s Burger Shack

Annie’s is another city centre venue hosting a Eurovision watch party, with doors to the tavern opening at 7:30pm on May 13.

You can contact the venue for tickets on 0330 094 8200.

Eurovision Grand Final Live, The Savoy Cinema

For the first time ever, the Savoy Cinema will be broadcasting the Eurovision final live into their cinema branches across the UK, rated 12A.

You can find tickets on the Savoy website.