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Malmö 2024: Everything we know so far about the 68th Eurovision Song Contest

05 January 2024 at 15:39 CET
Loreen from Sweden, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Corinne Cumming / EBU
As we commence a new year, we're set to welcome another edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Here's everything we know about Malmö 2024 so far.

Swedish broadcaster SVT, together with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), will organise the Contest thanks to Loreen’s historic win in Liverpool in 2023.

The Dates

  • The Draw: Tuesday 30 January, 19:00 CEST
  • First Semi-Final: Tuesday 7 May, 21:00 CEST
  • Second Semi-Final: Thursday 9 May, 21:00 CEST
  • Grand Final: Saturday 11 May, 21:00 CEST

The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will take place at Malmö Arena on Saturday 11 May, with Semi-Finals happening on Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 May.

Also, we're days away from Eurovision Song Contest 2024 - The Draw, which broadcasts live from Malmö on Tuesday 30 January at 19:00 CET, and decides which of the two Semi-Finals the participating countries will compete in next May.

The Draw will be hosted by Pernilla Månsson Colt, who oversaw the allocation draw back in 2013 too, and Farah Abadi.

The Host City

Malmö was chosen as the Host City for a third time, following the southern Swedish city hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in both 1992 and 2013. 

Malmö was chosen following a strong city bid process that examined facilities at the venue; the ability to accommodate thousands of visiting delegations, crew, fans and journalists; infrastructure; and other criteria.

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, chairman of the city’s municipal executive board, said:

“We are proud and happy to welcome the Eurovision Song Contest to Malmö again. The city 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.”

The Theme Art

'The Eurovision Lights' will serve as the theme art for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. 

‘The Eurovision Lights’ is a concept based on simple linear gradients, inspired by the vertical lines that permeate both the northern lights and sound equalizers, and has been created to be a versatile identity that can be adapted according to need and devices.  

The Stage

In mid-December, SVT revealed the very first design renders of the stage that the artists will be performing on in Malmö.

Movable LED cubes, LED floors, light, video and stage technology will combine to create some spectacular variations in the arena, while the stage is placed right in the middle of the audience, shaped like a cross, creating a unique 360-degree experience that the audience and viewers will get to experience in May.

The names behind the concept are Florian Wieder, Production Designer, and Fredrik Stormby, Light and Screen Content Designer.

The Participants

Public broadcasters from 37 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest when the world’s biggest live music event is staged in Malmö in May. 

A total of 35 broadcasters will return from Liverpool 2023, as well as Belgium’s French-speaking Walloon broadcaster RTBF (who alternate participations with VRT, the Dutch-speaking Flemish broadcaster) and Luxembourg’s RTL who take part for the first time since 1993. 

Whilst Romania is currently not confirmed to compete next year, talks are continuing with TVR on their potential participation as well.

The Artists

As of Friday 5 January, we know 9 of the 37 artists that will be heading to Malmö to represent their country at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

Albania, Belgium, Cyprus, Czechia, France, Greece, Netherlands, Slovenia and the United Kingdom have all announced the act that will be flying their respective flags at the Contest, with the songs of Albania, Czechia and France already having been released, too.

The rest of the artists and songs will be revealed in the coming weeks. You can keep up to date with all of the goings on during pre-selection season over on our Calendar Page, which details all of the key dates for national finals across Europe.

We'll be reporting on those national finals here on Eurovision.tv; from previews of the finals to the all-important results.

The Core Team

Swedish broadcaster SVT has already announced the core team that will be behind the production of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

Ebba Adielsson will assume the role of Executive Producer and overall responsibility for the Contest in 2024, while Christel Tholse Willers is the Executive Producer responsible for communication, press, brand, and event in collaboration with the Host City.

Left to right: Johan Bernhagen, Christel Tholse Willers, Ebba Adielsson, Tobias Åberg SVT

Tobias Åberg is responsible for overall technical production in the role of Executive in Charge of Production and Johan Bernhagen will be Executive Line Producer; responsible for the finance and overall technical production together with Tobias Åberg.  

Christer Björkman returns as Contest Producer after his work on the 2013 and 2016 Contest, while Per Blankens comes on board as TV Producer.

Per Blankers (left) and Christer Björkman (right) SVT
Edward af Sillén and Daniel Réhn have been revealed as the writers of the three Live Shows.

The duo have previously worked on the Contests in 2013 (Malmö) and 2016 (Stockholm), with both scripts receiving praise domestically and internationally.

The Tickets

Tickets for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö went on sale via Ticketmaster.se.

We thank fans for their patience; there was incredible demand for tickets when the sale went live. More tickets went on sale on Friday 15 December. We strongly advise only to purchase tickets from the official seller Ticketmaster and not on any secondary platform.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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