Frequently asked questions
Everything you need to know about the Eurovision song Contest
In Malmö, Sweden after Loreen gave her country its record-equaling 7th win in Liverpool in May 2023.
Two Semi-Finals will be held on Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 May with the Grand Final on Saturday 11 May 2024.
The so-called “Big 5” countries, France, Germany , Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom are automatically qualified for the Grand Final. They will be joined by hosts Sweden.
Yes, Sweden’s song in 2024 will not have to qualify from the Semi-Finals as is traditional for the winning country of the previous year.
Malmö demonstrated they have the capacity, capability and experience to host an event of the scale and complexity of the Eurovision Song Contest. They are experienced in hosting major international events and demonstrated their credentials in hosting a celebration of contemporary music.
Malmö scored highest against an agreed evaluation criteria assessed by host broadcaster SVT and agreed by the EBU. They have a suitable venue, the Malmö Arena, and sufficient space to deliver the requirements of the Song Contest, their financial contribution from across the city and region, the strength of their cultural offer which includes off screen local and regional activity.
There was a formal ‘Request for Proposal (RFP)’ process, where each city was assessed against a set of criteria clearly set out for all parties.
Tickets went on sale for the 3 Live Shows and 6 Preview shows on 28 November. If tickets have sold out for the show you wish to attend please keep on eye on our Tickets page for future sales. You can read more information here.
Malmö has a fantastic venue and a cultural offer that celebrates the diversity, inclusivity and universality of the event. The team at the City of Malmö will be fantastic partners for SVT and EBU in delivering the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.
The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by a Hollywood star and an iconic Eurovision-veteran. Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede will lead the three broadcasts, live from Malmö on May 7, 9 and 11. Petra also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and 2016. You can find out more about them here.
The Eurovision Song Contest is a co-production between around 40 public broadcasters from all over Europe, who contribute to the production budget, along with the Host Broadcaster, national and international sponsors, revenues from ticket sales and a contribution from the Host City.
Given the benefits that will flow to Malmö, the Host City will contribute financially to the hosting of the ESC (both in direct costs and in-kind contributions). The Eurovision Song Contest television shows are fully funded by SVT and Participating Broadcasters.
SVT and the EBU are working closely with the local council, Malmö’s hoteliers association and the hotels directly to ensure that hotels are available for fans and media at reasonable costs. We are seeking to maximize the available rooms both in Malmö and the wider region, as we know there will be a huge demand for accommodation during this period.
The City of Malmö has now recruited all the volunteers it needs for the event.