The Guide Liverpool is set to become the voice of the host city in the run-up to the Eurovision Song Contest.
The contest attracts a global audience of more than 160million and The Guide intends to use that spotlight to showcase the best of Liverpool.
From Monday 1 May it will have daily coverage from its team of presenters based in locations around the city centre, as well as out and about getting reactions from local and international fans.
There will also be backstage interviews from events as artists and Eurovision legends descend on the city, a light will be shone on the locals working hard to create the contest and the businesses putting on the best parties and shows.
And, acknowledging Liverpool’s hosting on behalf of 2022 winners Ukraine, presenters will be meeting people from Liverpool’s Ukrainian community to find out more about their experiences.
As one of the city’s fastest growing and most respected media platforms, The Guide has already collaborated with organisations such as Culture Liverpool and Aintree Racecourse to produce exceptional coverage for large-scale events like The Giants, The Grand National and two Liverpool FC Champions League parades.
Founder Jay Hynd says Eurovision could be the biggest party the city has ever seen – and a huge opportunity to positively promote everything it has to offer.
“We want The Guide’s coverage to be not just a showcase for Eurovision but a showcase for Liverpool,” he said. “We know naturally we’re going to have the eyes of the world on us, so we really want to make the most of that.
“This is a crucial time to get people looking at the city, through us, and saying ‘wow, isn’t Liverpool amazing, we need to go and visit’.”
Even before the contest begins, The Guide has already helped to secure a major Eurovision victory – it produced the winning bid video that was used by the city council to seal the deal for Liverpool to host the contest.
Now it wants to give fans from home and abroad unrivalled access to everything that’s happening in the city in the run-up to Eurovision and, of course, when the final is staged at the M&S Bank Arena.
Daily ‘Countdown to the Contest’ video features will share all the latest information as it’s announced, from chatting to the Arena about how preparations are going, to revealing details of the EuroFest cultural programme, and screenings at local bars and clubs.
It will also focus on some of the great things that are always in Liverpool, not just for the contest, shining a spotlight on the people who bring the city to life on a daily basis.
From May 1 to May 13, The Guide’s presenting team will bring you all of the Eurovision action as it happens with Jay Hynd, Josh McDowell, Claire Simmo, Gemma Cutting & Rachel Rhodes.
Pete Price will also be on the streets of Liverpool everyday chatting to visitors and locals alike about their Eurovision experience.
Watch The Guide Liverpool’s coverage of Eurovision with daily updates, reactions on the streets, events highlights, artist interviews and more from 1-13 May.
Visit theguideliverpool.com and follow on social media @TheGuideLpool to get all of the latest Eurovision coverage direct to your mobile.