Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay have made the shortlist to become the UK’s second City of Culture in 2017.
The four are hoping the title could bring major arts events, media attention and economic regeneration.
The contenders were chosen from 11 bidders.
Londonderry is currently the first UK City of Culture. The UK government created the title in an attempt to replicate the success of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture in 2008.