The London Eurovision Party (LEP) is back! The event is set to take place on Sunday 16th April at HERE at Outernet, a cutting-edge underground venue in Central London. Contestants from across Europe will showcase their songs for Eurovision Song Contest happening in Liverpool less than a month away from LEP, in front of international media and some of the contest’s biggest fans.
The venue with a capacity of 2,000 people has hosted some of the biggest names of both the British and International music industry. Actually, Sam Ryder, UK entry for ESC 2022 and runner-up of the last edition of the contest, held his debut album premiere show in this venue back in November 2022. This makes the perfect link to this year’s party, who upgraded their venue from last years’ taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Marble Arch . Early entry tickets cost £72.93, VIP tickets cost £198.39, and accessible tickets cost £49.17. General admission tickets have sold out, but a limited number of production tickets will be available on the DICE website from 3rd of April.
19 countries join the growing lineup of confirmed artists for London Eurovision Party 2023
The party will be headlined by UK ESC 2023 star Mae Muller, who will perform her song “I Wrote A Song.” Other confirmed acts include Joker Out from Slovenia, Wild Youth from Ireland, Teya & Salena from Austria, Voyager from Australia, Monika Linkyte from Lithuania, La Zarra from France, Alessandra from Norway, Piqued Jacks from San Marino, Blanka from Poland, Pasha Parfeny from Moldova, Alika from Estonia, Let 3 from Croatia, Blanca Paloma from Spain, TuralTuranX from Azerbaijan, Diljá from Iceland, The Busker from Malta, Mimicat from Portugal and Luke Black from Serbia. More acts are expected to be confirmed on the following days.
The London Eurovision Party has become an important event in the run-up to Eurovision, providing contestants with an opportunity to perform their songs in front of a live audience and generate buzz ahead of the contest. This year is LEP is of special interest, as this year’s contest will be held in Liverpool, making this party a unique chance for the contestants to engage and convince the British audience to fall in love with them and their entries, as local support has been proved to be critical for success on the contest. Last year’s event saw several iconic and unforgettable moments and performances such as the very first performance by Cornelia Jakobs from Sweden after winning Melodifestivalen 2022 with “Hold me closer” or Spain’s Chanel with “SloMo” receiving widespread acclaim from both fans and critics.
Eurovision legends Tamara from North Macedonia and Senhit from San Marino join the party hosted by Surie
The London Eurovision Party is not just a showcase for the current ESC edition’s contestants, as previous years have seen special guests from previous editions make an appearance. This year LEP will also include past ESC entries such as Tamara Todevska from North Macedonia 2008 when she sang “Let me love you” with Vrčak and Adrian Gaxha, and 2019, when she represented her country with “Proud”, entry with which she topped the jury vote on the final. Senhit from San Marino will also join the party, and she is expected to perform her 2020 entry “Freaky”, and 2021 entry, “Adenalina”, which she sang with Florida in Rotterdam. As in the previous editions of LEP, Surie (UK 2018) will be the official host of the event.
The London Eurovision Party is the last stop of the ESC 2023 PreParty tour, which kicked off last weekend in Barcelona (Spain) and will culminate in London next 16th of April, before the artists focus on their last rehearsals before flying to Liverpool at the end of the month.
Here’s the list of all the confirmed dates of the ESC 2023 PreParty tour:
Barcelona Eurovision Party 2023 (Barcelona, Spain) – 23-25th of March
Polish Eurovision Pre-Party 2023 (Warsaw, Poland) – 1st of April
Israel Calling 2023 (Tel Aviv, Israel) – 3rd of April
PrePartyES 2023 (Madrid, Spain) – 7th & 8th of April
Eurovision in Concert 2023 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – 15th of April
London Eurovision Party 2023 (London, United Kingdom) – 16th of April
This year’s event is set to be another unforgettable night, with a great lineup of performers and an amazing venue. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the last stop before we all head to Liverpool to find out the winner of this year’s ESC!