Eurovision Party

Join us for the ultimate Eurovision party!
Darlington Market Square, Saturday 13th May
11:30am to 1:00am

Main Stage, Market Square

TimeLine Up
11:30amDandyism Performance by Patrick Ziza
12:00pmWelcome from Dan Westwood & Teesside Irish Dance Community Group
12:40pmORLYK Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
13:45pmThe Bavarian Strollers
14:00pmSalsa Sam Dance Performance
14:30pmNadia Violin, Ukrainian Electric Violinist
16:00pmThe Destroyers, Fusion Folk Balkan Party Band
17:30pmABBA Tribute Band, Masters of the Scene
18:30pmDJ set
19:00pmOoh Ahh Just a Little Bit of Eurovision Hits Tribute
20:00pmEurovision Final Screening

Marquee, Market Square


  • Festival of Thrift: Thrifty Photobooth and Display  
  • Mini Pride: Eurovision Themed Craft Workshops 
  • Tall Ships Hartlepool 2023 Pop-up Display 
  • Ukrainian Inspired Crafts and Arts Drop-in  
  • Red Cross Charity: Supporting Ukraine pop up 
  • Ukrainian Heart of Letters – write and decorate a postcard to be posted to schools in Ukraine 

Market Hall Stage, Covered Market


Get ready to feel the beats of Africa at the Darlington Market Hall stage as local group, Taste of Africa take to the stage. Expect drumming, storytelling and afrobeat performances throughout the day.

Joseph Pease Statue, Town Centre


The North East’s biggest multicultural festival – Mela – will be running a Mini Mela festival in Darlington Town Centre at the base of the Joseph Pease Statue. Expect an explosion of dance, performance, food, and culture right in the heart of Darlington.

Featured Artists

Nadia Violin

Nadia Violin

Nadia started playing the violin aged five and she has since worked with many orchestras in Ukraine, Europe and the UK, including the Ukrainian National Orchestra. Now living in Ripon, she’ll be representing her home country in Darlington Market Place ahead of the Eurovision Final.
The Destroyers

The Destroyers

Unapologetically complex and joyful, The Destroyers have been colliding world music for nearly twenty years. Their behemothic sound is a chaotic cacophony of klezmer, Balkan and British folk. With twelve truly exceptional musicians their explosive and virtuosic live show needs to be seen to be believed.
ABBA Tribute Band

ABBA Tribute Band

Masters of the Scene are an internationally acclaimed ABBA tribute based on ABBA's phenomenal 1979 tour- 'ABBA live at Wembley'. Whether you’re an ABBA fan of old or new, this family friendly tribute will get you up dancing. So dig out your 70’s flares and platforms for a show truly not to be missed!
Eurovision Hits Tribute

Eurovision Hits Tribute

Ooh Ahh Just a Little Bit of Eurovision are a compilation tribute band to all things Eurovision through the years. With hits from ABBA, Katrina and the Waves, Bucks Fizz, Scooch, Gina G, Sonia, Conchita Wurst, Dana International and many more!

Tees Valley Combined Authority and Darlington Borough Council are working in partnership to provide this celebration for local residents. Live screening is funded by DCMS, UK Government and BBC.

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