Liverpool unveils the EuroFest cultural festival

Liverpool is developing a two week cultural festival to take over the city during the two weeks prior to Eurovision’s Grand Final!

Eurofest will run from Monday 1st May to Sunday 14th May. The city will host 24 brand new commissions, 19 of which are collaborations between United Kingdom and Ukrainian artists, with the aim of transforming Liverpool into an artistic hub during the period when Eurovision will take over the city.

While the full details of all the installations won’t be known until late March, most of the works are inspired by the Eurovision 2023 slogan United By Music.

Some things we know so far include:

  • The “Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade” by The Kazimier is a UK-Ukraine collaboration, this massive outdoor underwater sea disco which will make its way through the city to kickstart the Eurovision Party. It will include hundreds of performers and a huge glitterball jellyfish!
  • The “English National Opera does Eurovision” will merge two very different musical worlds into one epic outdoor performance with a live chorus and orchestra.
  • “Izyum to Liverpool” by Ukrainian artist Katya Buchatska looks to transform the Liverpool Cathedral into a train carriage replicating the journey from Izyum to the Polish border. It has been filmed in real time and is meant to remind visitors of the spirit and resilience of the Ukrainian people.
  • “Rave Ukraine” is a collaboration between producer Jez Collins, UAME I Music Saves UA, and Open Culture which aims to create one simultaneous rave in Liverpool and Kyiv. It will also be streamed across the world for those not in either city.

For further information, the complete list of collaborators taking part in EuroFest 2023 can be found on Eurovision’s official website.

Is this something you’ll take in if you’re traveling to Liverpool for Eurovision? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments!

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