The venue for the Euroclub in Malmö has been moved from the originally announced Moriska Paviljongen in Folkets Park to the Slagthuset venue in Malmö harbour.
The EuroClub is a place where SVT, the host broadcaster, and Malmö city wish to create an attractive place for meeting guests, participants, media and fans. It is now confirmed that the host of these events will be Slagthuset. Karin Karlsson from the Malmö City project team said this place is a large venue, full of possibilities and that enables our generosity for the future guests of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
Moriskan, or Moriska Paviljongen, previously announced as the venue for EuroClub will still have pivotal role hosting the EuroCafe. This will be an open meeting place between fans and the general public to meet.
EuroClub this year has a role. As we all have been informed, first rehearsals will be closed doors in the first week. Although, journalists and fans will be able to watch it on screens at EuroClub, where each participant will be transported after it for short statement about first impressions. Technical aspects for broadcasting to EuroClub screens had been one of the reasons choosing Slagthuset as the venue.
Slagthuset was originally opened as a slaughterhouse in 1904. It was then considered as one of the most modern factories in Europe. The industrial activities finished in the building in 1969 and the building fell into disrepair until 1988.
Then a campaign was started to renovate the venue with London’s Covent Garden and the Parisian Les Halles as model. Singe 1992 Slagthuset has thus been used as a multipurpose entertainment and cultural venue.