Local | Eurovision Song Contest occupies Kungsträdgården and Skeppsbron

By on January 12, 2016

The plans for the Eurovision Song Contest in May, takes shape. On January 25, Stockholm officially takes over the hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Already, several of heart points for the party is appointed.

Eurovision Village, the main festival site to the public, will be found in Kungsträdgården. It is also clear that the Euroclub will be built by the City of Stockholm on the waterfront at Skeppsbron. Moreover, it is clear that the big opening party will be held in Stockholm’s City Hall.

– The choice of the Stockholm City Hall for the opening ceremony and Kungsträdgården for the Eurovision Village feels just right, but what really stands out is the unique location of Euroclub on one of Stockholm’s most beautiful places – Skeppsbron. There will be magic, says contest producer Christer Björkman

Stockholm wants to create the ultimate Eurovision party in May.

Our ambition is to Eurovision will be felt throughout the city. In addition to the competitions held in the Globe, there will be several celebration sites and other events around Stockholm. We look forward to welcoming Europe into a fantastic music festival in May, says Karin Wanngård, Finance Commissioner.

When Vienna pass the baton to Stockholm at a ceremony in the City Hall on January 25, is also the draw of which countries’ contribution that will participate in the two semi-finals, a so-called Allocation Draw.

The event as a whole is lasts two weeks and the state are recruiting volunteers to help take care of all guests – both locals as visitors from the worlds different corners. In connection with the Allocation Draw, we will present more news about what will happen in Stockholm during the Eurovision weeks.

Some dates to keep track of

Allocation Draw January 25
The semi-finals in Stockholm Globe Arena 10 and 12 May
Final in Stockholm Globe Arena on May 14

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