Eurovision 2023 events Edinburgh: The Eurovision watch parties and celebrations happening in Edinburgh
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The annual mix of music and colour is always a good reason to get together to watch with friends over a few drinks as the performers represent their countries and then the high tension of the results takes centre stage. Eurovision and Edinburgh do have connections, with the city hosting the event in 1972 at the Usher Hall. And of course, a large amount of the big budget Hollywood movie starring Will Ferrell – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – was filmed in Edinburgh.
Lots of pubs, clubs and community groups are hosting events this Saturday night, May 13, in the Capital to celebrate Eurovision – with big screens, live performances and parties taking place.
Big Boom Bang a Bang Eurovision Party in Edinburgh
Join the Grassmarket Community Project from 7.30pm until 1am at the Grassmarket Centre on Saturday in the company of hostess Tanya Windaes. You are promised fun, frolics, food, fizz and you can watch the Eurovision final live. Included in your ticket price: Eurovision Song Contest live on the big Screen; Hosted by Tanya Windaes and photo opportunity; Make your mind up whether your having a Bucks Fizz or Virgin Fizz on arrival; Euro inspired snack platters; Photo booth to take your own fun pictures; Eurovision novelties; Fun and games.
Eurovision on the big screen in Edinburgh
Big screen viewings will take place at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Ocean Terminal, showing the Eurovision grand final live from Liverpool on Saturday, from 7.30pm until midnight. Tickets range from £17.49 to £21.49 at Ocean Terminal and £17.49 to £19.99 at the Omni.
The Cameo Cinema in Home Street is also showing Eurovision from 7.15pm on Saturday. Tickets cost £17.50 for adults and £15 for students and the over 60s. Your ticket includes a glass of Prosecco, a pint of Camden Hells, or a soft drink of your choice.
Pubs in Edinburgh showing Eurovision 2023
It’s fair to say people like to party while watching Eurovision, and what better way to do that than going down to the pub? Unfortunately, Woodland Creatures in Leith Walk and the Three Sisters pub in the Cowgate’s live watch party events have already sold out.
However, Boda’s Eurovision night takes place on Saturday at the Victoria Bar in Leith Walk from 8pm. Entry is free, with drinks specials available. To book a table call 0131 555 1638. CC Blooms in Greenside Place is also hosting a Eurovision party in its Lab bar downstairs. No booking required. First come first served. Leith Arches in Manderston Street is hosting a big Eurovision party on Saturday night, from 6.30pm. Entry is £10 on the door with live performances before the grand final at 8pm and an after-show party.
Eurovision party at the O2 Academy in Edinburgh
Cancer Card is hosting a big Eurovision party on Saturday at the O2 Academy Edinburgh, formerly Corn Exchange, at New Market Road, from 7pm until 12.30am. You will be welcomed with a drink and entertained with close magic, competitions, quizzes, a party voting platform, a raffle and a fun photo booth with props. Plus a buffet supper will be served during the evening. Whether you're a die-hard Eurovision fan or just looking for a fun night out, grab your friends, dress up in your most glittery outfit, and get ready to party! Tickets are now available for £40 each or £400 for a table of 10.
Eurovision party with students at Edinburgh university
Edinburgh University Students Association is hosting a Eurovision party on Saturday night at The Garden at Teviot. You'll watch along on all 17 HD screens topped off with decor and drinks to make sure you get the full Eurovision experience. Groups are encouraged to attend with full Eurovision outfits. Entry is free and tables/ beach huts are available to book online.
City Chambers Eurovision party
The City Chambers on the High Street is hosting a Eurovision party this Saturday from 7.30pm- 11.30pm. The event is being hosted by Edinburgh City Council in conjunction with Volunteer Edinburgh and AUGB Edinburgh. This salubrious venue will host a party for 110 people, dressed to impress, themed or national dress is also welcomed with some light refreshments and food being provided on the night. Tickets are available for £5.