It’s a double announcement from Melfest WKND today, as the organisers have announced another act, and this time it’s Denmark’s Eurovision 2023 representative Reiley, who will be performing at the Pre-Party event on March 10.
Melfest WKND 2023
About the Pre-Party: Melodifestivalklubben OGAE Sweden, usually holds Melfest WKND, consisting of a Pre-Party (held on Friday night before the Melodifestivalen final), and the Main Party after the final of the Swedish selection, Melodifestivalen takes place. The pre-party is well known for being the only Pre-Party of the 2020 season to physically take place.
Acts: The acts confirmed so far for Melfest WKND 2023 are as follows:
Pre-Party (March 10): Shirley Clamp (Melodifestivalen 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014 & 2022), Anna Bergendahl (Sweden 2010 & Melodifestivalen 2010, 2019, 2020 & 2022), Senhit (San Marino 2011, 2020 & 2021) and Reiley (Denmark 2023) are the acts confirmed so far.
Main Party (March 11): Klara Hammarström (Melodifestivalen 2020. 2021 & 2022), Alessandra Mele (Norway 2023), Kurt Calleja (Malta 2012) and Claudia Faniello (Malta 2017) are the acts confirmed so far.
Venue: The show will take place at Nalen, an elegant 19th-century building, located in Stockholm.
Multiple ticket options available
As the tickets for this year’s edition of Melfest WKND becomes available, there are multiple tickets available and are as follows:
Friday, 10th March
- Meet & Greet – Early Entrance – 630SEK
- Show Ticket – 425SEK
Saturday, 11th March
- Show Ticket – 390SEK
If you are a member of OGAE, there are special prices are available for the shows. For further information, please speak to your local OGAE club for further details. You are to purchase your tickets right here.
Denmark’s Eurovision Journey
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 and notched their first win in 1963 with Grethe and Jorgan Ingmann’s “Dansevise”. The country left the contest after 1966 but returned in 1978, and achieved mixed results in the next two decades. Denmark earned two third-place finishes in 1988 and 1989 but was then relegated three times in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
They finally achieved their second victory in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly on the Wings of Love”, and have only missed the grand final five times since the introduction of the semi-finals. A six-year qualification streak from 2008 culminated in its third win in 2013 with Emmelie de Forrest’s “Only Teardrops”. Denmark’s recent participation saw them being represented by REDDI with the song “The Show”, which managed to place 13th in the semi-final where they received 55 points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: Melodifestivalklubben
Photo Credit: Reiley