Advanced Television

Malmö to host Eurovision 2024

July 10, 2023

The southern Swedish city of Malmö has been selected by Host Broadcaster SVT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in May 2024.

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

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.

Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, Martin Österdahl, commented: “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,” added Österdahl.

Ebba Adielsson, Executive Producer for SVT, added: “When we finally had all the options, we did an overall assessment to consider all factors involved in organising 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.” It is the third time that Malmö has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest following 1992 and 2013 editions and it will be the first time the Eurovision Song Contest hasn’t visited a capital city for 5 consecutive 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, in Gothenburg in 1985, and those Contests in Malmö.

“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.”

Categories: Articles, Content

Tags: , ,