VIDEO: When Harrogate hosted Eurovision - with Terry Wogan

1982 Eurovision song contest - Harrogate
1982 Eurovision song contest - Harrogate

WATCH: Harrogate’s hosting of the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest final - Le Tour’s only rival.

So, the Tour de France was something special, but can you imagine Europe’s, er, finest musicians piling in to our town to compete for the ultimate prize?

In 1982, the Harrogate International Centre played host to the annual celebration of all things pop, and what a show it looked to be.

Watch the video of the opening ceremony and highlights, narrated, of course, by Sir Terry.

Simon Foster competed for Irish group The Duskeys in 1982. He said: “Eurovision was a big deal. As a kid I used to watch it every year so being chosen to represent your country was a big honour.”

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