Nu Kör Vi, after revealing they have received 2,624 entries for the upcoming edition of the competition, SVT has now revealed the dates for Melodifestivalen 2024, with the final taking place on March 9.
From Malmö to Stockholm
The dates and venues for next year’s shows are as follows:
- Heat 1 – 3 February 2024 – Malmö Arena, Malmö
- Heat 2 – 10 February 2024 – Scandinavium, Gothenburg
- Heat 3 – 7 February 2024, Vida Arena, Växjö
- Heat 4 – 24 February 2024, Stiga Sports Arena, Eskilstuna
- Heat 5 – 2 March 2024, Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad
- Final – 9 March 2024 Friends Arena, Stockholm
Upon the reveal of the dates and cities Anders Wistbacka talked about how they are looking forward to next year’s competition, as well as talking about how next year’s shows will be missing out the northern part of Sweden, with the hopes of returning in 2025.
We are really looking forward to going out in the country again to offer new music, live experiences and sparkling artistry. It is always fun to meet the audience on site
We are very happy for this year’s host cities, but at the same time regret that the tour will be geographically limited. Unfortunately, the Melodifestivaltourn cannot travel north in Sweden in 2024 due to other events that are already booked in the arenas, but we hope to visit the northern part of Sweden in 2025.
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 seven times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015 and 2023).
In 2023, Loreen returned to represent Sweden, who won the 2012 edition of the competition. She competed with the song “Tattoo”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final, and placed 1st with 583 points. Loreen won the jury vote, accruing 340 points from the jury, earning an additional 243 points from the televote. This now means Sweden matches Ireland for the record of most wins in Eurovision history.
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News Source: SVT
Photo Credit: Alma Bengtsson/SVT