Stockholm's Tele2 Arena to host Eurovision The Party
The Globe and Tele2 Arenas in Stockholm
Photo by: EBU/SVT
Posted 14 March 2016 at 8:15
Stockholm's Tele2 Arena will host a massive party during the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest on 14th May. Eurovision The Party will be hosted by Sanna Nielsen who represented Sweden in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Fans can watch the Grand Final on a gigantic 300 square metre TV which will also feature unique backstage material from the Globe Arena. Swedish singers Carola, Loreen, Danny Saucedo and Panetoz will all be on stage in what promises to be an exciting night.
"Eurovision the Party is an opportunity for more people to be a part of the Eurovision event as the tickets for the Globe Arena practically are sold out. In the Eurovision Village a public viewing will also be offered, and in the EuroClub festivities will be organised for people with accreditation. Eurovision The Party is a complement to all these events and one that we hope can become a tradition", said Johan Bernhagen, Executive Producer of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
The show will include a pre-party before the broadcast as well as a special after-party. During the live broadcast host Sanna Nielsen will take the party audience backstage in the Globe Arena for exclusive interviews and she has also promised to appear with the broadcast hosts, Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede.
"It will be a totally new Eurovision experience with all the extras. Together we will be able to follow the artists, the party and to dance the whole night long. During the broadcast the audience in Tele2 can follow me backstage for a lot of fun interviews and a unique insight in what’s happening behind the scenes", Sanna Nielsen says.
The Swedish jury's votes will be given live from Eurovision the Party during the broadcast of the Grand Final. Confirmed acts so far include Eurovision Song Contest winners Carola and Loreen as well as Swedish acts Danny Saucedo, Panetoz and DJ Tim Henri. The party will be produced by Live Nation and the Host Broadcaster of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, SVT.