JESC 2023: Host city and date announced

The European Broadcasting Union and France Télévisions made a surprise announcement today – the host city and date of this year’s Junior Eurovision has already been finalized.

And the host city is…

Nice, France!

The Mediterranean City south of France was selected as this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest host city by the host broadcaster, France Télévisions. The date for this year’s contest is on November 26th while the venue is at the Palais Nikaïa.

Palais Nikaïa is an indoor concert hall in Nice that opened on 4 April 2001 and boasts a seating capacity ranging from 1,500-9,000. Furthermore, it is only five minutes away from the nearest international airport in the area, Côte d’Azur International Airport. This venue has hosted a Depeche Mode concert in 2013 during their Delta Machine Tour. Additionally, the venue can host variety shows, sporting events and conventions.

For fans who wish to have accommodation close to the venue, there are two hotels nearby – Ibis Budget Palais Nikaïa and PARME Etape.

(this section of the post is not sponsored by any of the two hotels mentioned above, we are merely offering suggestions to fans reading this article so that you can book early should you want to watch the contest in person)

Along with the Host City and contest date announcement, EBU and France Télévisions also released a promotional image for this year’s contest which prominently features the coastline of Nice.

What do you think about the choice of Host City for this year’s Junior Eurovision? Let us know in the comments section below.

Eurovision stan since 2014. Outside of Eurovision, my interests and hobbies include music, photography, writing, TV and movies and figure skating.

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