Esctoday.com in collaboration with Malmö Turism invites you to discover Malmö and experience the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Today we we will have a look at the hotspots in the Eurovision host city.
The Hotspots in Malmö
One of Europe’s biggest music events is coming to Malmö this May – the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The competition, featuring artists from 39 countries, will be decided between 14 and 18 May at Malmö Arena.
The Malmö Arena
The Eurovision Song Contest is more than just the Grand Final on Saturday 18 May – the participating countries will also be competing in the semi-finals earlier in the week. That means that Malmö will be brimming with Eurovision activities all week long. The city’s squares, hotels, restaurants and shops will all be getting involved in this year’s celebration.
Dates for the finals: 14 May Semi-final 1, 16 May Semi-final 2, 18 May Final
Where to experience Eurovision in Malmö? You don’t necessarily have to have a ticket to the arena to have a great Eurovision experience in Malmö, as there will be several hotspots around town. The central square of Malmö, Gustav Adolfs torg, will be turned into a sponsor area called Eurovision Village, where the competition will be shown on big screens. There will also be live performances by Eurovision favourites, and a buzz of activities, entertainment and competitions.
Slaghuset – Euroclub
Malmö’s popular night spot Slagthuset, close to the Central station, will host a Euro Club where the official afterparties will take place. Swedish national television, SVT, and the City of Malmö want the Euro Club to function as an attractive and glamorous venue for Swedish and foreign guests, as well as the media. But part of the building, called Club Euphoria, will also be open to the public so there’s a good chance of spotting your favourite performer if you head there for a night out.
The Moorish Pavillion (Moriskan) – Eurocafe
For a chilled out fan-zone experience, Eurovision aficionados should head to the beautiful Folkets Park. The combined park and nightlife hub is home to The Moorish Pavilion, or ‘Moriskan’, which will host this year’s Euro Fan Café, an open meeting place for fans and the general public alike, with lots of opportunities toollow the rehearsals live on a big screen parties and events throughout the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
Fifth Swedish win
Sweden has won Eurovision on four previous occasions: in 1974 with ABBA and Waterloo, 1984 with Herreys and Diggi-loo, Diggi-ley, 1991 with Carola and Fångad av en stormvind, and 1999 with Charlotte Perrelli and Take me to your heaven. Malmö hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 after Carola’s victory.
Cover Photograph: Oskar Falk
Folkets Park Photograph: Jörgen Lindström/Malmö Turism
Malmö Arena Photograph: Oskar Falk
Slaghuset Photograph: Sven Rosenhall/SVT
Moorish Pavilion Photograph: Jorchr