Eurovision 2024: Eurovision week possible dates clash with announced date of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Stockholm!

SVT is already in the process of evaluating all host city bids for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, after submission window closed on the 12th of June, while Stockholm, Malmö, Göteborg and Örksöldsvik are crossing their fingers to be selected to host the contest.

This was how things were, up until today 6pm CET, when global megastar Taylor Swift announced the dates of her Eras Tour! Someone with hawk eyes could easily notice that there’s a date announced for Stockholm, Sweden and that is on the 17th of May, 2024! This is a date right within a potential Eurovision week, according to leaked SVT document with host-city prerequisites and details of the contest to be held in Sweden next year!

So, is Stockholm now completely out of the game? I would say not really. Let’s see how things could possibly shape up with the potential host-cities of next year’s contest:

  • Stockholm Live, the company behind the management of Friends Arena (Nationalarenan), Tele2 Arena (Stockholmsarenan), Annexet etc. when events take place there, could potentially relocate Taylor Swift’s concert to Tele2 Arena instead of Friends Arena, in case Stockholm and Friends are to be selected as the host city and contest venue respectively. However, this is a multi-million tour, it is highly unlikely for changes to be made, dates
  • Stockholm could still be selected and the contest could be hosted in Tele2 Arena, but under the de-branded name Stockholmsarenan. This could comply to the rules and prerequisites set for the host-city by SVT and there would also not be any conflicts with the Taylor Swift Stockholm concert.
  • Stockholm Live events for 2024 are only a Niall Horan concert, but to be held at Hovet which is not a venue where a Eurovision Song Contest could be held and the Taylor Swift concert at Friends Arena.

  • I would already rule out the contest final to be held on the 11th of May, 2024. Orthodox Easter is on the 5th of May, so that means that all Orthodox competing countries would have to be in Eurovision-mode and have to rehearse during their Holy Week. In such a case, it wouldn’t surprise me if we had some withdrawals from the respective countries.
  • Then there is the (highly unlikely) case of the (already scheduled) renovation of Globen Arena (Avicii Arena) to be postponed for about 5 months.
  • If nothing from the above works or if the football teams AIK and Hammarby Fotboll refuse to move from their arena for several weeks, then that would mean that Stockholm could miss the opportunity to host the Eurovsion Song Contest 2024!
  • All this hassle could make way for Malmö to host the contest, once more after a Loreen victory, who are more than eager to host! It’s worth noting that even Melodifestivalen is a big thing for the city of Malmö.
  • Malmö Arena has a few events a month before the potential Eurovision weeks, which could be rescheduled.
  • Göteborg and Örnsköldsvik in my opinion do not cover main points of the requirements set by SVT.

Only a few days left till July, when SVT is rumoured to be announcing their decision on the Swedish city that will get the honour to host the 7th Swedish contest, next year!

Sweden will host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest after Loreen’s iconic second win with the song Tattoo:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Sweden and the announcement of next year’s contest host city!

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