If you can’t make it to Liverpool next month as the city welcomes the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 then fear not, you won't be missing out on the atmosphere completely.

Newcastle and Darlington are just two places across the country that have been chosen to host large-scale official screenings of the Eurovision final.

Taking place in Liverpool on Saturday, May 13 the final will also be broadcast on BBC One and the BBC will be supporting cities to ensure as many people can join in the fun as possible.

Other cities confirmed so far to hold official screenings are Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield – with more set to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

Martin Green CBE, BBC Managing Director of Eurovision Song Contest says: “We’re thrilled to roll out Eurovision to more UK cities. So many people here are huge Eurovision fans and for those new to the Contest they will get to experience the joy of watching the Grand Final surrounded by thousands of others right there in their local city.”

Each city taking part will schedule their own programme of events with each releasing more details over the coming weeks along with the exact locations.

Eurovision final to be broadcast live in cinemas for the first time

These live events build on the previously announced partnership with CinemaLive which takes the grand final into more than 500 cinema screens across the UK.

It’s hoped this arrangement will “allow fans to come together and be united in music" as the country celebrates one of the biggest music events of the year.

Cinemas across the North East will also be showing the contest and you can search for the nearest one to you here

Cineworld and Everyman in Newcastle will be streaming the final as well as Vue cinema in Darlington.

Eurovision Minister Stuart Andrew said: "Eurovision is a fantastic opportunity for us to come together through music and our big screens will create a party atmosphere where no one will sing alone.

“This competition is not just about Liverpool but making sure we celebrate what unites us and showcasing our steadfast support for Ukraine. We are bringing the Eurovision Song Contest to people's doorsteps so we can all take part in this historic moment and enjoy the magic of Eurovision as one."