February 29, 2024

The host city of Eurovision 2024 is Malmö

The 68th edition of our beloved contest, as revealed by Swedish broadcaster SVT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), will be hosted in Malmö, Sweden. The event is set to take place at the Malmö Arena.

Furthermore, the following dates have been disclosed:

  • Semi-final 1: May 7, 2024
  • Semi-final 2: May 9, 2024
  • Grand Final: May 11, 2024

All three live shows are scheduled to commence at 21:00 CEST. Malmö will become the third city to have the honor of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest three times. Stockholm, the Swedish capital, and neighboring Copenhagen have also hosted the event three times to date. Only London, Luxembourg, and Dublin have hosted more contests.

Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “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.”

He continued, “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 mean that 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.”

Ebba Adielsson, SVT’s Executive Producer of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, added, “We received strong, compelling, and creative proposals from several cities for which we are extremely grateful. The involvement of all the bidding municipalities has been outstanding. When we finally had all the options, we did an overall assessment to consider all factors involved in organizing 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.”