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Malmö gives a sneak peek at what's in store for Eurovision visitors

21 March 2024 at 13:30 CET
Frans represented Sweden at the 2016 Contest in Stockholm, and will be welcoming you to Malmö Stina Stjernkvist (SVT)
With just over 40 days to go until the start of Eurovision show week, the City of Malmö is giving a preview of what it has planned during its hosting of the 68th Contest in May.

A full programme of entertainment is to be unveiled in early April, but before then, we've got some goings-on to get excited about.

On Thursday 21 March, the City of Malmö gave the first details of what it has in store for anyone who'll be paying a visit to both Eurovision Village and Eurovision Street. And with mentions of a Euphoria Stage, a Tattoo Stage and a Dancing Queen Stage, we already know we're in for a good time when we get there!

The centre of the festivities is set to be the Eurovision Village, in Folkets Park. Here, the bigger-name acts will be presented on the Euphoria Stage. 

The programme on this stage will be opened by Eurovision Song Contest icon Malena Ernman, in a unique collaboration with the local gospel choir Malmö Magical Gospel Group. Malena Ernman famously represented Sweden at the 2009 Contest in Moscow, with a memorable rendition of La Voix.

During the week of the Eurovision Song Contest live shows, the Euphoria Stage will offer a varied programme with everything from Ukrainian music by the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 stars Go_A, to performances by Swedish favourites such as Dotter. 

There will be something for schlager fans too, with the group Schlagerfeber performing with Melodifestivalen legend Shirley Clamp in a specially curated show. Joining them, will be the artist who represented Sweden when they last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, local talent Frans. 

And in an early name drop that goes to demonstrate the scope of the performers that Malmö has in mind, the Euphoria stage is also set to feature the American dance music luminary Robin S; the artist behind the classic '90s anthem Show Me Love

On the smaller Tattoo Stage, Malmö residents and visitors will be experiencing a broad selection of more niche acts, discovering a range of new and lesser-known talent that has been selected by the city to be spotlighted. 

Eurovision Village will also be inviting visitors to the classic 'Brändan', transformed into the Dancing Queen Stage. Here, there will be events such as a Eurovision-themed roller disco for both adults and children, featuring local as well as international DJs.

Ukraine's Go_A will see you in Malmö EBU / Thomas Hanses

Along the vibrant Friisgatan, which is being turned into Eurovision Street, located between Eurovision Village and Triangeln station, we will be treated to some specially curated evenings. 

The city of Malmö

The wider programme city-wide will be revealed in early April, and Karin Karlsson, who is the Managing Director of the event for the City of Malmö, is positive about the real focus that's been placed upon music, plus the diversity that exists within it:

"For us, this is an opportunity to celebrate diversity together and to reinforce what we believe in: that music can unite us. The city's stakeholders have shown great commitment to participate in creating programmes – from independent cultural life, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, to meeting places such as community centres and shopping centres."

Ahead of the full programme being released, you can read more about the City of Malmö's plans - from Eurovision Village to Eurovision Street - right here.