A EUROVISION party is to be held in Hereford city centre this evening (Saturday) to celebrate British and Ukrainian music and culture. 

The Living Room and The Left Bank Village have come to together to organise the event at De Koffie Pot from 7pm. 

A post on The Living Room's Facebook page says: "It's free entry, no need to book just come along and enjoy Herefordians and our Ukranian guests united in music."

The Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Liverpool this year, with the showpiece final taking place this evening. 

It is the first time in 25 years that the UK are the host country after Birmingham held the 1998 event following Katrina and the Waves' win.

The UK finished second in 2022 with Sam Ryder's smash hit, Spaceman. The winning country was Ukraine; however the eastern European country is unable to host the event this year because of the war with Russia. 


With that in mind, the event at De Koffee Pot is a chance to embrace both the UK and Ukraine in celebration. 

Mae Muller is carrying the UK's hopes this year with I Wrote A Song

Eurovision fans will see some tweaks made to the voting of this year’s competition by the European Broadcasting Union, the producer of the contest.

From this year, only viewers’ votes will decide which countries qualify onwards from the semi-finals stage meaning acts won’t have to face the judges until they reach the grand final stage.

People from countries outside the contest will be able to vote online and on the app for the first time in the competition’s nearly seven-decade history.

Their votes will be converted into points that will have the same weight as one participating country in both of the semi-finals and the grand final.