Blanka is the latest act to be confirmed for the Melfest WKND Pre-Party

March 7, 2023

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Blanka officially joins the line-up for the Melfest WKND Pre-Party 2023.

Fresh of the bat from Tu bije serce europy, Poland’s Eurovision 2023 representative Blanka will be headed to Stockholm this weekend for the Melfest WKND Pre-Party.

Blanka has become the 13th act overall to be confirmed for the pre-party, and the fourth Eurovision 2023 act to be confirmed, after Alessandra Mele of Norway, Riley of Denmark and Luke Black of Serbia.

The full line-up so far consists of former Eurovision and national final stars.

  • Shirley Clamp (Melodifestivalen 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2022)
  • Anna Bergendahl (Sweden 2010, Melodifestivalen 2010, 2019, 2020, 2022)
  • Senhit (San Marino 2011, 2020, 2021)
  • Reiley (Denmark 2023)
  • Klara Hammarström (Melodifestivalen 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Alessandra Mele (Norway 2023)
  • Kurt Calleja (Malta 2012)
  • Claudia Faniello (Malta 2017)
  • Jann (Tu bije serce Europy 2023)
  • Filip Baloš (Pesma za Evroviziju 2023)
  • Luke Black (Serbia 2023)

Melfest WKND 2023: all you need to know

The Melfest WKND pre-party, organised by Melodifestivalklubben OGAE Sweden, consists of a pre-party that usually takes place the night before the final of Melodifestivalen, and a main party, which takes places after the Melodifestivalen final.

The fourth consecutive edition of the Melfest WKND this year runs from March 9th to March 11th primarily at Nalen, a 19th century building in Stockholm.

Thursday 9th March

This years party will see, for the first time ever, a warm-up night on Thursday 9th March, at Scandic Grand Central Hotel. This night will feature a conference on Eurovision followed by a Eurovision quiz, both in English. Admission is free for this warm-up night.

Friday 10th March

Friday 10th March sees the pre-party for Melfest WKND 2023 in Nalen, Stockholm from 10:00 to 03:00 CET. The show will be hosted by Swedish drag queen, Reine, and will include two local DJs, DJ Carro and DJ Ronny Larsson. The line-up for the pre-party is: Shirley Clamp, Anna Bergandahl, Senhit, Reiley and Luke Black.

Saturday 11th March

The main party of the Melfest WKND takes place on Saturday 11th March, after the Melodifestivalen final, from 10:00 to 04:00 CET. Reine continues with hosting duties, with DJ Panica TAX and DJ Orhmeister playing all the best Eurovision and Melodifestivalen hits.

The party will also see a drag show from drag queens Brenda Mandlar and Miss Tobi. Klara Hammarström, Alessandra Mele, Kurt Kalleja, Claudia Faniello, Filip Baloš and Jann are the confirmed acts who will be performing.

Tickets for the parties on the 10th and 11th of March can be purchased here. Show tickets for March 10th are 425 SEK (roughly 37 euros) and 390 SEK (roughly 34 euros) for March 11th.

Are you excited for the Melfest WKND 2023? Are you planning to go to either the pre-party or the main party? Let us know in the comments below!

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