Today is the deadline for cities across Sweden to submit their bids to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 to SVT.
Cities interested in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 have until 23:59 tonight to submit their bids to SVT. The Swedish broadcaster is accepting bids to host the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, as part of the host city selection process for the contest.
Two cities have formally announced they are bidding to host the competition next year. The Swedish capital Stockholm is in the running, hoping to bring Eurovision back to the city for a fourth time. While Gothenburg is hoping it can host the contest for the first time since 1985.
In addition to the two submitted bids to date, five others have shown an interest or have had local groups support the idea of bidding. These five locations are:
- Malmö – Host of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 and 2013
- Örnsköldsvik – Bid to host Eurovision 2016
- Partille – Host of Eurovision Choir 2019
While Sandviken who had bid to host the 2016 contest has already ruled out any bid for the 2024 contest. Linköping is the only city that bid to host in 2016 but has not commented publicly on whether it is progressing with a bid.
In the past two contests that SVT has hosted, the city that would host the contest was announced in early July. In 2013 and 2016 the announcement of Malmö and Stockholm respectively took place on July 8.
Loreen won the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with “Tattoo”. She is the first female two-time winner of the competition, having previously won the 2012 contest with “Euphoria”.
This is Sweden’s seventh Eurovision win, following victories in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and 2015. This makes Sweden the joint most successful country in Eurovision alongside Ireland. Loreen has also become the first woman and the second person overall to win Eurovision twice.
Image source: EBU / Sarah Louise Bennett