Eurovision 2024: Malmö announced as the host city of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest
Yep the time has come for the fans to start booking rooms and flights for the next Eurovision Song Contest as EBU and SVT, the hosting broadcaster following Loreen's victorious participation in Liverpool, announced that Malmö will be the city to host the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
This marks Malmö's third time of hosting the contest after 1992 and 2013 and will be Sweden'σ 7th time to host the event, Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), Goteborg (1985) and Malmo (1992, 2013).
Venue and dates confirmed
Along with the host city the organisers confirmed the venue and dates of the forthcoming Eurovision. The next edition will unfold on May 7,9 and 11, 2024 with the two semifinals taking place on May 7 and 9 repsective and the Grand final live show on May 11, 2024.
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The 68th edition of Eurovision will take place in a familiar to the fans venue which had also housed the event in the previous times too. Malmö Arena has been selected once again to host the competition.
With a capacity of 12,600 for sports and 15,500 for concerts, Malmö Arena is the second-largest indoor arena in Sweden, only trailing the Ericsson Globe, located in Stockholm. Ground was broken on 10 January 2007, and the arena was inaugurated on 6 November 2008.
EBU's Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, Martin Osterdahl, stated on the selection of Malmo as the next host city:
"Τhe EBU is thrilled that Malmö has been selected as the Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.
Malmö holds a special place in the history of the Contest, having successfully hosted it firstly in 1992 and then in 2013 – following Loreen’s last win. We’re excited to be returning to this vibrant and dynamic city which has demonstrated it has the venues and infrastructure that are perfect for staging the world’s largest live music event.
Malmö’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and innovation aligns perfectly with the spirit of the competition. Furthermore, its compact size and well-developed transport infrastructure means everyone involved in the Contest, including delegations, media, and fans will be able to navigate the city easily. Its commitment to sustainability and green initiatives also aligns perfectly with our own values, making it an ideal Host City for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.
Malmö’s bid demonstrated a huge passion for the Eurovision Song Contest, and I have full confidence in their ability to create an unforgettable experience that will bring together fans, artists, and viewers across the globe. Together with Host Broadcaster SVT, we will create an extraordinary celebration of music, unity, and diversity that will captivate the world in May next year."
SVT's Eurovision 2024 Executive Producer, Ebba Adielsson says:
"We received strong, compelling, and creative proposals from several cities for which we are extremely grateful. The involvement of all the bidding municipalities has been outstanding.
When we finally had all the options, we did an overall assessment to consider all factors involved in organizing this huge event. Malmö was eventually chosen as it met all the criteria and provides a location with great venues and is a city where all those attending the Eurovision Song Contest can move around easily. Malmö is also firmly committed to providing both those visiting and living in the city a chance to participate in the festivities."
News Source: Eurovision.tv
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