As for the 2 last times Sweden hosted Eurovision, the host city announcement comes in early July!
Swedish broadcaster SVT and EBU have carefully examined the different criteria and decided together: Malmö will be the host city for Eurovision 2024!
The semi-finals will take place on the 7th (Tuesday) and 9th (Thursday) of May 2024, and the grand final will be held on Saturday, the 11th of May 2024
- This will be the 3rd time the city hosts the contest, following Eurovision 1992 and 2013.
- The city is located in the south of Sweden, it is the 3rd largest city in the country.
- Malmö Arena is the chosen venue with around 15K seats.
- Malmö is connected to Copenhagen (Denmark) and Copenhagen Airport.
- By choosing Malmö, this will be the 5th contest in a row to be held in a non-capital city, where the last time Eurovision was held in a capital city was Lisbon 2018.
4 cities have submitted their candidacy: Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg, and Örnsköldsvik.
|Stockholm||Friends Arena||1. Hosted the majority of the “Melodifestivalen” finals since 2013.|
2. Opened in 2012.
3. Around 50K seats
|Stockholm||Tele2 Arena||1. Mainly used for football matches.|
2. Around 45K seats
|Malmö||Malmö Arena||1. Hosted Eurovision 2013|
2. Opened in 2008
3. Around 15K seats
|Gothenburg||Scandinavium||1. Hosted Eurovision 1985|
2. Around 14K seats
|Örnsköldsvik||Örnsköldsvik||1. Hosted the “Melodifesitvalen” heats in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2014.|
2. Hosted the “Melodifesivalen 2023” semi-final
3. Opened in 2006
4. Around 9.8K seats
SVT has formed no less than 123 requirements from the host city to be checked.
The list includes a definition of responsibility, technical and logistic requirements, and more.
Martin Österdahl, The Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor commented:
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 first 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 mean 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
Ebba Adielsson, Executive Producer for SVT, reacted:
“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.”
Loreen represented Sweden at Eurovision 2023 with the song “Tattoo”.
She won the contest, and therefore Sweden will host Eurovision 2024