Eurovision 2023: Full details of EuroFestival - including beautiful bird trail and Ukrainian musicians

The festival of art and music has been described as a ‘Scouse/Ukrainian mashup of brilliance’.

EuroFestival has announced the full details of its cultural extravaganza taking over Liverpool in the lead up to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Running from Monday 1 May to Sunday 14 May, the festival features 24 commissions - 19 of which are collaborations between UK and Ukrainian artists – that will transform the city.

A mix of music and art, the commissions range from a beautiful, large-scale bird trail, to a musical supergroup made up of artists from Liverpool and Ukraine.

Location: EuroFestival will be presented in public spaces and leading art venues such as Bluecoat, Chavasse Park, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Everyman Theatre, Unity Theatre, Everyman Cinema, Open Eye Gallery, Exchange Flags, Liverpool One, Content, TATE, Invisible Wind Factory, Museum of Liverpool and Tower Grounds New Brighton.

Look out for: Soloveiko Songbirds willl see 12, large scale, light-up nightingales located around the city. Each songbird will be designed with unique plumage and accompanied by bespoke audio soundscapes to represent different regions of Ukraine, and make up a beautiful trail which can be followed by the public over the two-week festival.

What has been said: “No other Eurovision host city has ever curated a creative programme of such scale and scope,” says Claire McColgan CBE, Director of Culture Liverpool. “It’s a programme of glorious brilliance, made by artists with open hearts and the will and commitment to present a show in less than five months, to reach across countries and genres and to produce this Scouse/Ukrainian mashup of brilliance.”

Below are the full details of EuroFestival’s amazing commissions.

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