Music followers will flock to Malmo subsequent Could for the subsequent instalment of the Eurovision Music Contest, organisers have introduced.
Sweden gained the fitting to host the 2024 contest after Loreen emerged victorious in Liverpool along with her observe Tattoo, holding off competitors from its Nordic neighbours Finland and Norway.
Loreen made historical past on the occasion, changing into the primary lady ever to win the competition greater than as soon as, and shifting Sweden to the highest of the all-time rankings, with seven victories.
Liverpool held the competitors on behalf of Ukraine this 12 months, which could not maintain it as a result of ongoing Russian invasion there.
Malmo, within the very south of Sweden, will host the competition for the third time, having final held it in 2013 – which was additionally the 12 months after Loreen gained for the primary time.
It was chosen after a bidding course of in Sweden that checked out lodging and services for delegations, journalists and broadcasters, in addition to the hundreds of travelling followers that may go to town.
Martin Österdahl, the top of Eurovision, mentioned organisers are « thrilled » with the choice, including: « We’re excited to be returning to this vibrant and dynamic metropolis which has demonstrated it has the venues and infrastructure which can be excellent for staging the world’s largest stay music occasion.
« Malmö’s dedication to variety, inclusivity, and innovation aligns completely with the spirit of the competitors.
« Moreover, its compact measurement and well-developed transport infrastructure means everybody concerned within the Contest, together with delegations, media, and followers will be capable to navigate town simply.
« Its dedication to sustainability and inexperienced initiatives additionally aligns completely with our personal values. »
Stockholm and Copenhagen have additionally hosted the competition 3 times, with solely London, Luxembourg Metropolis and Dublin having held it extra.
Whereas the host metropolis has been introduced, different international locations shall be slowly kicking their preparations into gear over autumn and winter, with many not choosing entrants till the brand new 12 months.
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The UK shall be hoping to keep away from the underside of the leaderboard as soon as extra in 2024, after Mae Muller got here second-to-last in Liverpool, regardless of being an early outsider to win.
Early rumours recommended Sophie Ellis-Bextor has been tapped as much as carry out on the contest for the UK in 2024.
Liverpool was seen as a profitable host metropolis, promoting out 9 enviornment reveals whereas hundreds of others packed bars and pubs round Merseyside to observe, together with on the official fan zone which screened the reveals stay a matter of yards from the venue.
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