‘It’s a shame’ – Eurovision followers set to be fleeced if music contest hits Glasgow

EUROVISION followers are being requested to fork out as much as £12,000 to lease personal flats if the music contest involves Scotland.

Owners have hiked prices to safe digs for the competitors after bookies revealed Glasgow is favorite to change into the by no means host metropolis.

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Eurovision followers are set to be fleeced if the music contest hits Glasgow

Specialists have warned lodge costs have additionally rocketed and shall be in brief provide for the spectacle.

Glasgow is battling it out with cities throughout the UK to stage Eurovision — with the grand finals unfold over 5 days and slated for subsequent Might.

Jens Goren, of the FansEuropa group, has been to every competitors for the final 24 years and says costs are getting worse.

He mentioned: “Motels have elevated their costs and are going quick.

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“Eurovision has loads of fanatics who pays no matter it takes to attend.

“These costs are exploitative.

“Wealthy followers must pay these costs to attend, however common folks will be unable afford it. It’s a shame.”

Brief-term lets are being flogged on-line for large sums all through the month of the competitors finals.

Dates haven’t but been introduced however the last is because of happen on a Saturday, with heats earlier within the week.

A single-bedroom flat within the metropolis going for an enormous £12,000 for 5 nights between Might 9 and 14.

And a two-bed flat close to Gartnavel Hospital within the West Finish is offered for a similar worth.

Visitors may have the run of each properties, together with use of kitchens and balconies.

Different properties embody a three-bed flat overlooking the River Clyde for £10,000 close to Glasgow Science Centre, a five-bedroom house close to Kelvingrove Park for £5,375 and a a contemporary two-bedroom metropolis centre pad for £4,800.

Costs for related properties go for as little as £81 the remainder of the yr.

‘LEADING THE RACE’

The host metropolis is predicted to be introduced within the coming months, with the OVO Hydro enviornment more likely to be named because the venue.

John Hill, of bookies Coral, has Scotland 1/8 favorite to land the gig and says he expects the provision of lodging to dwindle “in coming weeks”.

He added: “It appears as if Glasgow are main the race to host Eurovision subsequent yr.

“We make the Scottish metropolis lengthy odds-on within the betting to be given the honour in 2023.”

We advised how lodge homeowners have jacked worth by 700 per cent forward of the host metropolis being introduced.

Bosses on the four-star Yotel within the metropolis centre are on the lookout for £4,737 for a similar interval — which is £947 an evening as a substitute of its ordinary charge of £138.

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra gained with Stefania however the ongoing struggle meant one other host was wanted.

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British entry Sam Ryder completed second on this yr’s contest in Turin, Italy, with House Man, incomes the UK the prospect to host the following instalment.

Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield are additionally on the organisers’ shortlist.

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