It looks like things are back to normal in Sweden. With the announcement that next year’s competition will tour Sweden, thus signaling the return of an audience in next year’s shows; Live Nation SE has now announced that tickets for next year’s competition will go on sale on November 8 at 10:00CET.
“The interest is huge”
Upon the announcement of when the tickets will go on sale. Peter Uksila, the project manager for Melodifestivalen at Live Nation expressed the excitement and that they expect high demand for tickets for the 62nd edition of the competition.
We are very much looking forward to being able to offer the audience the opportunity to experience Sweden’s largest music festival live again. There will be something extra special this year and we expect a high demand on tickets, as we’re already noticing the interest is huge.
The audience has waited a long time to take part in the Melodifestivalen tour and there’s shows that fit everyone; from rehearsals where anything can happen, to final rehearsals and the big final.Peter Uksila on Melodifestivalen 2022 (translated)
What shows will be on sale?
Like Eurovision, Melodifestivalen puts on three shows in each city that they visit. The rehearsal, which happens on Friday night. A family show, which takes place on Saturday afternoon, and the live final on Saturday evening, which is the live broadcast of the competition. The dates and shows available are as follows:
Semi-Final 1 – Malmö, Malmö Arena
- Friday 4th February – Rehearsal
- Saturday 5th February (Afternoon) – Family Show
- Saturday 5th February (Evening) – Semi-Final 1 Live Show
Semi-Final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium
- Friday 11th February – Rehearsal
- Saturday 12th February (Afternoon) – Family Show
- Saturday 12th February (Evening) – Semi-Final 2 Live Show
Semi-Final 3 – Linköping, Saab Arena
- Friday 18th February – Rehearsal
- Saturday 19th February (Afternoon) – Family Show
- Saturday 19th February (Evening) – Semi-Final 3 Live Show
Semi-Final 4 – Lidköping, Sparbanken Lidköping Arena
- Friday 25th February – Rehearsal
- Saturday 26th February (Afternoon) – Family Show
- Saturday 26th February (Evening) – Semi-Final 4 Live Show
Second Chance – Örnsköldsvik, Hägglunds Arena
- Friday 4th March – Rehearsal
- Saturday 5th March (Afternoon) – Family Show
- Saturday 5th March (Evening) – Second Chance Live Show
Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena
- Friday 11th March – Rehearsal
- Saturday 12th March (Afternoon) – Family Show
- Saturday 12th March (Evening) – Final Live Show
Sweden’s Eurovision Journey
In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since their debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2021, Sweden was represented by Tusse, who won the 61st edition of the competition and competed with the song “Voices”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 14th with 109 Points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: Live Nation SE
Photo Source: EBU / Andres Putting