Eurovision-2017

Eurovision Song Contest: 5 of the best parties around the UK

We've rounded up some of the best Eurovision viewing parties in Brighton, London, Liverpool and Manchester

Chloe Best

The Eurovision Song Contest is back this weekend, with Lucie Jones heading to the Ukraine to represent the UK with her song Never Give Up on You. The former X Factor contestant is hoping to lead us to Eurovision victory some 20 years after we last won the contest with Katrina and the Waves' Love Shine a Light. So grab your flags, dress up in your finest Euro-inspired costume and head down to one of these venues that are hosting special Eurovision parties this weekend.

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Eurovision Party London

Promising to be "bigger, better and camper than ever" in 2017, Eurovision Party London is taking over Luxe Club in central London this Saturday night. Sip on "Eurotastic" cocktails while watching the Eurovision Song Contest; arrive early to get the best seats and to take part in the Eurovision karaoke contest before the show gets underway. From 6pm-3am at Luxe Club, London. Find out more at Eurovisionpartylondon.com.

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Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

Reminisce on the Eurovision glory days with a performance from tribute act Abbasolutely at Camp and Furnace in Liverpool. The venue will be showing the Eurovision final live on a big screen with food and drink served in what it has dubbed its Brexit Backlash Special. Tickets from £3, Campandfurnace.com.

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The Phoenix Artist Club, London

Head down to Soho for the incredibly popular annual Eurovision party at The Phoenix Artist Club. As well as airing the show in full, there will be live performances from cabaret and musical theatre guests, a quiz and DJ set, with all ticket holders treated to a glass of bubbly to toast the winner. From 7pm at The Phoenix Artist Club, phoenixartistclub.com.

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The Duke of York's, Picturehouse Brighton

Don your most outrageous Eurovision-inspired outfit and visit The Duke of York's Picturehouse Brighton for their 2017 Eurovision Party. The entire show will be broadcast on the big screen, with live compering and entertainment including a playlist of classic Eurovision hits. Prizes are available for the best (and worst) costumes. From 7pm, tickets from £20, Picturehouses.com.

Bar Pop, Manchester

Eurovision fans in Manchester should head down to Bar Pop on Canal Street, where the evening's festivities will be hosted by the village's oldest drag queen Nana. Hosted in the bar's VIP lounge, the viewing party will include fancy dress and themed games, with free entry.

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