Swedish broadcaster SVT, in conjunction with the EBU has announced that Malmö will be the Host City of the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in May 2024.
Further details about Eurovision 2024 revealed
In addition to the reveal of the Host City, it was also revealed that Malmö Arena will be the venue for next year’s competition, as well as the official dates for your calendars, which are as follows:
- Semi-Final One: Tuesday 7th May
- Semi-Final Two: Thursday 9th May
- Grand Final: Saturday 11th May
The tickets for Eurovision 2024 is set to go on sale later this year.
“Malmö was chosen to welcome participating public broadcasters following a city bid process that examined facilities at the venue, the ability to accommodate thousands of visiting delegations, crew, fans and journalists and local infrastructure, amongst other criteria”
Speaking about the selection, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor Martin Osterdahl had the following to say:
“The 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.”
Speaking about the bids, the Executive Supervisor for Eurovision 2024, Ebba Adielsson hsaid that all factors were assessed:
“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.”
Speaking about the awarding of the contest to Malmö, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, The Chairman of the City’s municipal executive board had the following to say:
“We are proud and happy to welcome the Eurovision Song Contest to Malmö again
“Malmö will deliver the same amazing feeling as 2013 – but with new experiences in 2024. We have a modern and sustainable infrastructure and a will and capacity to arrange a proper festival for all ages.”
Malmö hosts Eurovision for the 3rd time
Malmö is no starnger to Eurovision, having hosted the competition in 1992 and 2013. The city was unable to place a bid for Eurovision 2016, due to the availability of Malmö Arena. Upon checking the availability of Malmö Arena, the only event that was standing in the way is an ‘The Show – A Tribute to ABBA’ show taking place on the 19th of April. The fate of the event is yet to be revealed.
The Journey to Eurovision 2024
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.
Four cities were in the running to host the 68th edition of the competition, and they were:
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News Source: EBU/SVT
Photo Credit: Pontus Ohlsson