Eurovision 2024: Date and host city announced

Next year's event will be in Sweden, after its entry won this year

Loreen of Sweden performs after winning the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, England, Saturday, May 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
The host city for Eurovision 2024 has been revealed. (AP)

Malmo has been picked to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, it has been announced.

Sweden won the right to host when its entry Loreen won this year – becoming the first woman to triumph twice after her 2012 success - as it is customary for the winner's country to be home to the following year’s show.

Gothenburg and Stockholm were among the contenders but it has now been announced that the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the southern Swedish city of Malmo.

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The location was chosen by host broadcaster SVT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Loreen of Sweden celebrates with the trophy after winning the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, England, Saturday, May 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Loreen won this year's contest.(AP)

It has also been announced that the Grand Final will be held on 11 May at the Malmo Arena ,with Semi-Finals earlier the same week on 7 May and 9 May.

Martin Osterdahl, executive supervisor of the contest, said they were “thrilled” that Malmo had been selected.

“Malmo 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,” he said.

“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, Stadtentwicklungsgebiet Västra Hamnen, Turning Tower von Santiago Calatrava // Malmö, Västra Hamnen Development Area, Turning Tower by Santiago
Malmo will host the 2024 event. (PA Images/Alamy)

“Malmo's commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and innovation aligns perfectly with the spirit of the competition.”

Ebba Adielsson, SVT’s executive producer of the contest, said they had received “strong, compelling, and creative proposals from several cities” and that Malmo met all the criteria.

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 competition so this year’s event should have been in Ukraine.

May 13, 2023, United kingdom: UK's Mae Muller performs her song I Wrote A Song at the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023. An estimated audience of over 160 million will have seen this year's Contest which was broadcast live in the 37 participating countries and online on TikTok and YouTube. The 26 finalists performed live in front of an audience of over 6,000 inside the Liverpool Arena. (Credit Image: © Andy Von Pip/ZUMA Press Wire) EDITORIAL USAGE ONLY! Not for Commercial USAGE!
Mae Muller represented the UK this year. (ZUMA Press Wire)

However, it was moved amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, and ended up being held in the UK in Liverpool.

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There had been high hopes for the UK’s entry Mae Muller and her track I Wrote A Song, but she ended up second to last.

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