Today the Swedish broadcaster SVT announced the dates and cities for the upcoming edition of Melodifestivalen 2024, which will decide what song will represent Sweden on home ground in 2024. The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 host city Malmö will kick off with heat one on February 3rd and the final will take place in Stockholm on March 9th. A total of 2,624 entries were submitted to Melodifestialen 2024.
- Heat 1 – 3 February 2024 – Malmö Arena in Malmö
- Heat 2 – 10 February 2024 – Scandinavium in Gothenburg
- Heat 3 – 17 February 2024 – Vida Arena in Växjö
- Heat 4 – 24 February 2024 – Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna
- Heat 5 – 2 March 2024 – Löfbergs Arena in Karlstad
- Final – 9 March 2024 – Friends Arena in Stockholm (Solna)
“We are really looking forward to going out into the country again to offer new music, live experiences, and sparkling artistry. It’s always just as fun to meet the audience on-site”, says Anders Wistbacka, project manager for Melodifestivalen. “We are very happy for this year’s host cities, but at the same time regret that the tour will be geographically limited. Unfortunately, the Melodifestival tour cannot travel to the north of Sweden in 2024 due to other events already booked in the arenas, but we hope to visit the north of Sweden in 2025”.
This year Sweden was represented by Loreen and her song “Tattoo” after winning Melodifestivalen 2023. She won the contest in Liverpool with a total of 583 points making her the first women to win the contest twice.
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