Eurovision 2024: Stockholm planning to host the Contest!
Preparations have already started ahead of the Eurovision 2024 Contest,with the city of Stockholm stating that they have already set in train the preparations to host the 2024 contest since March,when Loreen won Melodifestivalen with her eventual Eurovision winning entry “Tattoo”.
This marks the seventh time that Sweden is set to host the Eurovision Song Contest,with the first one dating back in 1975.
The Swedish capital is one of the strongest candidates of hosting the Eurovision 2024 Contest and has already hosted the contest in 1975,2000 and 2016.
Speaking to The Euro Trip, Tobbe Ek, journalist for Sweden’s biggest daily newspaper Aftonbladet, said: “Stockholm is extremely eager to host it.
“The City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm started having meetings in March when they realised Sweden might actually win this year.
When Stockholm hosted in 2016, the Avicii Arena – then known as the Globe Arena – was the chosen venue and could be a possible hosting venue for 2024 as well.
Other possible venues in the capital include the Tele2 Arena, the home ground of top-flight football clubs Djurgårdens and Hammarby, and the Friends Arena which plays host to the Melfest final every year.
Other Swedish cities that are lined up for bidding for the Eurovision 2024 contest include Malmö,which hosted the contest in 1992 and 2013,Örnsköldsvik and Gothenburg,which hosted the Eurovision 1985 contest.
Gothenburg boosts with a huge arena,the Scandinavium,whose building structure however is too obsolete to host a modern contest,due to the fact that it was built over half a century ago.Therefore,a new venue would have to be built within a year in order to host the Eurovision 2024 contest,something which seems very unlikely to happen.
Sweden earned its 7th victory in this year’s contest with Loreen and her song “Tattoo”,a song that made her the first woman to ever win the song contest twice.
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