BREAKING: Malmö is the host city of Eurovision 2024

July 7, 2023



The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will be hosted in Malmö, Sweden.

It has been confirmed that the city of Malmö will be hosting Eurovision 2024 on May 7th, 9th and 11th. SVT and the EBU will be working together to bring Eurovision back to a non-capital city for a fifth year running, and back to Malmö for a third time (after 1992 and 2013), 

After a strong bidding process, which saw Malmö competing against Stockholm, Gothenburg and Örnsköldsvik, it was the former that reigned supreme, due to their venue, the ability to accommodate thousands of visiting delegations, crew, fans and journalists, ample accommodation places and a good transport network.

Fellow Swede and Executive Producer of Eurovision, Martin Österdahl, has welcomed the news of Malmö hosting Eurovision once again:

“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.”

Ebba Adielsson, Executive Producer for SVT, has also shared her thoughts on the host city announcement: “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.”

After becoming the first solo female act to win Eurovision twice, when she stormed to victory with “Tattoo” at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool, Loreen brought Sweden their seventh Eurovision win, making the country tie with Ireland for most Eurovision wins.

Once again, Sweden’s Eurovision win has brought the contest back to Malmö – the city has previously hosted the contest in 1992 and again in 2013, the year after Loreen’s first Eurovision win with “Eurphoria” in 2012.

The two semi finals will be taking place on Tuesday the 7th and Thursday the 9th of May 2024, with the final on Saturday the 11th of May 2024 at Malmö Arena, which has a capacity of up to 15,000 persons for concerts.

Are you excited that the city of Malmö is hosting Eurovision 2024? Were you expecting Malmö to be announced as the host city? Let us know your thoughts on the host city announcement in the comments below and on our social media @eurovoxx!

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