Malmö and Skåne getting ready for Eurovision Song Contest

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Last week City of Malmö officially became the host city of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. The host city insignia was exchanged in a glamorous ceremony at Malmö Town Hall originally built in the Middle Ages in the gothic style and with the facade redecorated in the Dutch Renaissance style in the 1860s.

Mayor of Baku Hajibala Abutalibov hand over hosting to City of Malmö Mayor Kent Andersson. Photo: SVT

The city as well as the wider region of Skåne are now preparing for one of the biggest events ever held in the area.

On the City of Malmö website you can find information (only in Swedish) about volunteering for the contest, and links to accommodation websites. The official Malmö visitor website has already also updated for Eurovision.

The Skåne region transport authority has posted information about travel in the area, including train travel to Copenhagen and Denmark. They recommend a pre-paid travel card called JoJo for visitors, and travel paid by this card is 20% cheaper than buying single tickets. The cards can also be used by several people at the same time.

The regional Skåne area website (Region Skåne) also has information on the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Press accreditation for those working in media, and wishing to cover the event on location, has also opened for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest via the official EBU site, where the attending press are also offered links to specially reserved hotels. There is also a very limited number of fan accreditations available for the event.

We will update you on more news about the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö as it becomes available!