Eurovision Screenings May Inspire Young Musicians
Every new band is inspired by someone. It could be another group in the same genre, it might be a particular popular cause or political issue, or even attending a major musical event.
The last of these might be a big festival like Glastonbury, Reading / Leeds or Download. But this year there is another event that could inspire groups of young and musically talented people to seek band instruments for sale.
Eurovision may have only come to the UK because 2022 winners Ukraine cannot host it (though some would argue solidarity with their plight after the Russian invasion was why they won), but the fact the contest is taking place in Britain is sure to drum up extra home interest, as will the optimism that after Sam Ryder’s Spaceman came second last year, Molly Mae might go one better.
However, for all but the lucky few who managed to snap up the tickets for the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, it seemed until now this would be another vent to watch with friends on the TV. However, a series of big screenings have been announced for venues across the UK.
The nine locations that will host the screenings are Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Darlington, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield, with more locations potentially being added to the list over the next few weeks.
BBC managing director for the Eurovision Song Contest Martin Green said: "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.”
Each of the locations will have their own programme of events for the occasion, making them memorable occasions that could inspire the musicians of tomorrow to start the work of converting their talent into something tangible that could change their lives and entertain many.