Eurovision Song Contest 2024: Swedish city of Malmö chosen to host

It’s official: Malmö will host Eurovision 2024, with the three live shows taking place on 7, 9 and 11 May.

The Swedish coastal city of Malmö is set to host next year’s 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

Set on the coast of southern Sweden, the city was selected after a bidding process across the country. Swedish broadcaster SVT will stage the show after the country’s singing representative, Loreen, won this year's competition in Liverpool, UK with the song 'Tattoo'. She became the first woman to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice and her win meant that Sweden now equals Ireland’s record of 7 wins in total.

Malmö will become the third city to host the world’s largest music event a total of three times. The Swedish capital Stockholm and neighbouring Copenhagen have also hosted three times to date. Only London, Luxembourg City and Dublin have hosted more contests. Sweden itself will host the Eurovision Song Contest for the seventh time in 2024.

Next Year’s Eurovision Song Contest coincides with the 50th anniversary of ABBA’s debut on the show. Fans will be hoping for Eurovision 2024 to organise a form of tribute to Sweden’s biggest musical export.

The Grand Final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be held on Saturday 11 May at the Malmö Arena with Semi-Finals earlier the same week on Tuesday 7 May and Thursday 9 May.