As we will shortly find out where Sweden will be hsoting Eurovision 2024, one of the cities vying to host next year’s competition Gothenburg has recieved political majority backing from local politicans.
“It’s Gothenbug’s turn now”
Municipal councillor Daniel Bernmar mentioned that they think that the city’s chances of hosting are good and that it’s Gothenburg’s turn now to host it:
We think Gothenburg has good chances, it’s Gothenburg’s turn now. It is important to spread the hosting between different cities.
When asked about the cost, the councillor also mentioned that its unclear but emphasised the improtance of keeping it down due to the cost of living crisis, as well as noting that the contest is a good investment for the local business community and the hospitality industry:
Exactly how much it costs is not entirely clear, but it is important to keep costs down and that it is carried out in an economically sustainable way now that we are in a cost crisis. But it is also a good investment, which generates income for the hospitality industry and the local business community.
As reported by Göteborgs-Posten, the last bits of supplementary information in regards to Gotheburg’s bid, which was submitted Göteborg & Co was sent on Friday, and it was mainly about guaranteeing hotel rooms and the cost of it.
The Nordic country will be hosting the 68th edition of the competition following Loreen’s historic win at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. One month after 2023 contest taking place SVT revealed the Core Team that will be working on the competition, with the Host City due to be revealed on the first week of July.
Four cities are in the running to host the 68th edition of the competition, and they are:
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News Source: SVT News/Göterborgs-Posten
Photo Credit: Dick Gillberg/Goteborg & Co