Eurovision Extravaganza coming to St George's Hall
A four day ‘Eurovision Extravaganza’ is planned for St George’s Hall this May.
The grade I listed Lime Street landmark will host five separate events between May 10 and 13, culminating in a Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final live screening in partnership with LCR Pride Foundation and including entertainment and live performances.
The programme opens on May 10 with a guided tour titled From ‘World Capital of Pop’ to Eurovision, and also a lunchtime concert of Eurovision classics played on the Great Hall’s historic Willis Organ – the third largest organ in the country after Liverpool Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall.
May 11 sees a live screening of the second Eurovision semi-final from down the road at the arena, again in partnership with LCR Pride and hosted by cabaret artist Brenda LeBeau. Sonic Yootha will DJ a post-show set.
And May 12 features a special Abba Tribute Night featuring the Abba Tribute Band.
Meanwhile community-owned bakery Homebaked, which currently runs the café at the hall, has created a bespoke Peace Pie (in both meat and vegan options) which will be available to mark the occasion. And £1 from each sale will be split between the DEC Humanitarian Appeal in Ukraine and Fans Supporting Foodbanks.
And down the road at Liverpool Town Hall on May 11, catch the Didsbury String Quartet (two of whose members played on the UK entry back in 2009) present a concert of Eurovision classics.
In January, St George’s Hall hosted the live Eurovision semi-final draw, and it will also be the location of the National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome in May.
The Eurovision Extravaganza runs from May 10-13. More details and tickets HERE