The UK branch of OGAE are repeating the successful event of 2006 with the announcement of Birmingham Bash 2 on Saturday 6th October. The event is open to members and non-members and will be happy to accept members of other OGAE clubs from abroad too.
For the second consecutive year, organisers have chosen Birmingham, the host city of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, and one of the United Kingdom's most central points as the location for the fan club’s annual get-together. Birmingham Bash 2 will take place at Jury’s Inn Hotel on Broad Street.
Amongst the day’s activities will be a Weakest Link style quiz, an intriguing Eurovision style contest, a glitzy Awards ceremony with special ‘Stars in their Eyes’ performances and a fantastic disco. And, in the year when the UK sent its 50th entry to the Contest, the Bash will welcome a number of special guests to talk about their experiences of representing the UK. The names of the special guests will be announced shortly.
Paul Marks-Jones, one of the team putting Birmingham Bash 2 together, said: “OGAE (UK), the UK Eurovision fan club, is delighted to be hosting its annual celebration of all things Eurovision in Birmingham for the 2nd consecutive year. In 2006 nearly 100 fans descended on the city and had a great time. This year’s Bash promises to be a day full of fun and excitement, and no Eurovision follower can afford to miss it!”