With EuroClub, SVT and Malmö city want to create an attractive meeting place for visiting guests, competing artists, media and fans. Now it is confirmed that Slagthuset in Malmö will host EuroClub during the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in May.
”Slagthuset is a large venue with many possibilities. It enables us to be generous to our guests who will feel very welcome at EuroClub”, says Karin Karlsson, Malmö City’s project leader for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Other reasons for choosing Slagthuset include communications there being excellent, a good level of security and that the venue is equipped with modern technology that enables SVT to broadcast rehearsals from the Malmö Arena on a big screen there.
Moriskan to remain as EuroCafé venue
Moriskan, which was previously announced as the venue for EuroClub will still have a pivotal role during the contest, hosting this year’s EuroCafé, an open meeting place for fans and the general public with ample opportunities for parties and events during the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
”Moriskan and Slagthuset will be super venues for parties and celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest”, says Christel Willers, SVT’s Head of Relations for the Eurovision Song Contest, “I am looking forward to experiencing a Malmö that literally bursts with musical festivities in May”.
New role for EuroClub
Until Thursday, 9th of May, all Semi-Finalists will rehearse once behind closed doors. Journalists and fans can follow their rehearsal on screens at the EuroClub, which will facilitate the basic needs of the press. After their rehearsal, artists will be transported to the EuroClub, where they can give a short statement, do one-on-one interviews and photo shoots.
On Friday 10th of May, the Press Centre will open, right next to the Malmö Arena. A kick-off press conference will be given by the EBU and SVT in the early afternoon. A second round of rehearsals, which lasts from Friday, 10th of May until Sunday, 12th of May, is open to the media and will start at 16:00. After their second rehearsal on stage, the artist will give a 20-minute press conference, which can be followed by one-on-one interviews and a photo shoot as usual
As mentioned above, one of the reasons for choosing Slagthuset was because of the technical facilities in place to allow the first rehearsals to be broadcast to the venue.