17:46 25 Feb 2023

UK reserved thousands of Eurovision tickets for Ukrainian refugees

Thousands of tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest will be allocated to displaced Ukrainians living in the UK.

The UK government has also announced £10m in funding to help ensure the event truly showcases Ukrainian culture, the UK's culture ministry says in the statement.

"The Government has agreed that around 3,000 tickets will be made available for those Ukrainians who have been forced from their homes and are living in the UK – meaning they can attend one of the live shows and help mark the Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra's victory at last year's Eurovision Song Contest." the statement says.

The victory at last year's Eurovision was won by Ukraine, but in view of the full-scale russia's war, Great Britain, which took second place, will host the song contest on its behalf.

Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be held from May 9 to 13 in Liverpool.

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