Malmö chosen as Host City for 68th Eurovision Song Contest in May 2024
The southern Swedish city of Malmö has been selected by Host Broadcaster SVT and the EBU to host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in May 2024.
SVT will stage next year’s competition following Loreen’s historic win in Liverpool earlier this year with “Tattoo”, becoming the first woman to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice and seeing Sweden equal Ireland’s record of 7 wins in total.
The Grand Final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be held on Saturday 11 May at the Malmö Arena with Semi-Finals earlier the same week on Tuesday 7 May and Thursday 9 May.
Malmö was chosen to welcome participating public broadcasters following a city bid process that examined facilities at the venue, the ability to accommodate thousands of visiting delegations, crew, fans and journalists and local infrastructure, amongst other criteria.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest said: “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, SVT’s Executive Producer of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest added: “We received strong, compelling, and creative proposals from several cities for which we are extremely grateful. The involvement of all the bidding municipalities has been outstanding.
“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.”
“We are proud and happy to welcome the Eurovision Song Contest to Malmö again”, said Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, chairman of the city’s municipal executive board.
“Malmö will deliver the same amazing feeling as 2013 – but with new experiences in 2024. We have a modern and sustainable infrastructure and a will and capacity to arrange a proper festival for all ages.”
Malmö will become the third city to host the world’s largest music event a total of three times. The Swedish capital Stockholm and neighbouring Copenhagen have also hosted three times to date. Only London, Luxembourg City and Dublin have hosted more Contests.
Sweden itself will host the Eurovision Song Contest for the 7th time in 2024 having previously also staged the competition in Stockholm in 1975, 2000 and 2016 and in Gothenburg in 1985.
It’s also the first time the Eurovision Song Contest hasn’t visited a capital city for 5 consecutive events.
Tickets are expected to go on sale for 9 shows, including dress rehearsals, later this year.
Further details about the shows and accompanying events will be revealed in the coming weeks and months. Sign up to the Official Eurovision Song Contest Newsletter to stay up to date. For more details check out eurovision.tv and follow the official Eurovision Song Contest Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.