Sheffield’s Official Eurovision Party

13 May 2023 13:00 - 23:59

Join us in Sheffield on Saturday 13 May for a spectacular Eurovision celebration!

Organised by Sheffield City Council, 'Sheffield's Official Eurovision Party' will take place on Devonshire Green in partnership with the BBC, and on behalf of Ukraine, as we continue to stand in solidarity with the country and its people.

The jam-packed day of Euro-fun will start at 1pm, with a full schedule of activities and live acts on the main stage, followed by the live show on a giant screen from 8pm to midnight.

As one of the official screening locations announced by the BBC, the Party is a fantastic opportunity for thousands of people to come together and be 'United by Music'.

It will feature all the Eurovision music glitz and glam fans have come to expect, including street performers, dance acts, DJ, and more.

Jamie Campbell, the inspiration behind the hit musical & film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, is set to bring a drag-ulous show featuring a host of dazzling performances, while Maryna Krutь, who came second in the competition to be this year’s Ukrainian entry, will be travelling over from Ukraine specially to perform in Sheffield.

Head over to YouTube to watch interviews with Jamie, Maryna, and other stars of the show.

The city's long-held connections with Ukraine and its people are the driving force behind the event and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture- from outstanding live acts on stage, to traditional crafts. Bars, food, and refreshments will be also be available. 

Join Sheffield’s Official Eurovision Party Facebook event for the latest updates:

We acknowledge the involvement of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) & UK Government in supporting and contributing to the funding of this event.


FREE to attend

Additional Information

Provisional event timings:

  • Eurovision Party & live stage, 13:00 - 19:45
  • Eurovision Song Contest broadcast, 20:00 - midnight

Live Stage

13:30    Hoverla Dance (Ukrainian dance ensemble performing traditional Ukrainian folk dances accompanied by their own talented musicians)

14:05    Sheffield Ukrainian choir and Mariia Petrovska, an 18-year-old Ukrainian refugee who arrived here in May 2022. She will be playing bandura, the national musical instrument of Ukraine.

14:50    Before Breakfast

15:35    Eurovision Brass (1st set)

16:15    Jamie Campbell's drag show and musical theatre acts

16:55    Eurovision Brass (2nd set)

17:40    Maryna Krut (1st set)

18:20    Jamie Campbells's drag show and musical theatre acts

19:20    Maryna Krut (2nd set)

19:50    Jamie Campbell hands over to the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final live from Liverpool!

20:00    Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final broadcast begins

Please note that all timings are subject to change.

Street Entertainers

Keep an eye out for these amazing street entertainers who will be popping up at various times throughout the day. 

Please note that all timings are subject to change.

Family Activities (charges apply)

  • Traditional Ukrainian egg decorating. Wax-resist eggs, pysanka, are beautifully decorated with beeswax.
  • Motanka – traditional Ukrainian doll making. The handmade doll is an ancient Ukrainian household item that’s believed to protect and bring blessings to the home and family.
  • Flag making
  • Costume making
  • Dance

Workshops will take place from 13:30 to 18:30.

Photo exhibition

During the Eurovision week, there will be a celebration of the relationship forged between Sheffield and the Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi. The city’s Deputy Mayor, photo artist Oleksandr Savenko, and musicians from Khmelnytskyi will visit Sheffield to reinforce and celebrate the bond between the two cities, which have been twinned since December 2022.

Oleksandr has created and curated a photo exhibition which features images of Khmelnytskyi, which is on display in the Winter Garden 10 – 15 May. Whilst in Sheffield, Oleksandr will also photograph the city to collect images for a similar exhibition in Ukraine which celebrates Sheffield.

Read more about the visit at

Important things to consider

  • The event is not ticketed, but entry will be controlled.
  • If the event reaches capacity, attendees will be admitted on a one-in-one-out basis.
  • For safety reasons no glass or cans can be brought onto the site, but food & drinks stalls will be available.
  • Unfortunately, chairs will not be allowed on the site - but blankets are welcome.
  • Attendees must behave responsibly & respectfully or they will be asked to leave the site.
  • Please use the bins provided and don’t leave your litter behind.
  • Sheffield City Centre is expected to to be very busy on the day, so consider walking, cycling, or using public transport to get there if you can. 

All timings throughout the event are subject to change.