Malmö, the vibrant Swedish city, has been selected to host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. Following Sweden’s victory at this year’s event, Malmö was chosen as the perfect location for this grand musical competition.
Known for its rich cultural heritage and creative spirit, Malmö will offer a charming setting for the contest. Artists from all over Europe are getting ready to showcase their musical talents and compete for the prestigious Eurovision title!
68th Eurovision Song Contest: Dates and Venue Announced
The 68th Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place in Malmö, Sweden. The main event will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Malmö Arena, preceded by the semi-finals on Tuesday, May 7, and Thursday, May 9.
The decision to select Malmö was made by SVT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) after Swedish singer Loreen secured her second historic win at the 67th Eurovision in Liverpool earlier this year.
Eurovision continues to gain popularity worldwide, attracting strong ratings across networks. In the U.S., it has been streaming on Peacock, while in Europe, it is broadcasted on major public service networks, making it one of the continent’s most-watched TV shows.
Malmö to Host Eurovision 2024: Excitement from Martin Österdahl and Ebba Adielsson
Ebba Adielsson, SVT’s Executive Producer for Eurovision 2024, expressed gratitude for the strong proposals received from multiple cities, ultimately choosing Malmö due to its ability to meet all criteria and offer an enjoyable experience for participants and attendees.
Malmö’s successful bid showcased its suitable venues and infrastructure, having previously hosted the contest in 1992 and 2013. Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, expressed his delight;
“The EBU is thrilled that Malmö has been selected as the Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.”Martin Österdahl
This will mark Malmö’s third time hosting, alongside Stockholm and neighboring Copenhagen, the only other cities to have hosted the event three times.