The Swedish broadcaster SVT has today announced more details on how Eurovision fans connected to the international fan club OGAE (Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision) will be welcomed to Malmö in May.
In addition to the previously existing accreditations (P for press and media and F for Eurovision or artist fan club members) there will be a special Euro Fan Pass (EFP).
This pass will grant entrance to parties at the Euroclub at Slagthuset, as well as allow the bearers to follow the first week rehearsals on the big screens.
This pass will also give free travel inside the Skåne (Scania) region for the fans, just like the P and F accreditations do. The free travel will however not stretch to Denmark, even if the trains do run between the two cities frequently.
The fans make the party, says Christel Tholse Willers, Head of Relations for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Fans are incredibly important for the whole of the contest, she states. We want them to feel welcome in Malmö and want their enthusiasm to pass on to the whole city.
Michael Johansson of the Swedish branch of OGAE, Melodifestivalklubben, tells svt.se how proud the club is to be given this privilege to be at the heart of the festivities.
Members of the national OGAE branches can apply for the limited number of EFPs via their own club.