The dates and the cities in which Melodifestivalen 2019 will take place were revealed this morning, moving on the process that is Sweden’s formula for selecting each year its Eurovision act and entry.
The Melodifestivalen journey will begin on February 2, from the city of Gothenburg and Malmö, Leksand, Lidköping, Nyköpingare to follow, while Stockholm is planned to be the last stop.
Anette Helenius, Project Manager for the Melodifestival at SVT in a press release stated:
“We hope to invite you to a lovely party not only for dear reunions like Leksand, Lidköping and Nyköping, but also for the veterans Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm”
Therefore Melodifestivalen 2019 will be held in these six cities and will consist of 4 qualifying rounds, one second chance round and the final in Stockholm. Starting February 2, next year’s Melodifestival Tour will start in Gothenburg, where the first competition will be held. Subsequently, Part 2 will take place in Malmö on February 9, 3 in Leksand on February 16 and 4 in Lidköping on February 23.
Take a look at the entire Melodifestivalen 2019 schcedule below:
February 2 : Scandinavium, Gothenburg ( 1st qualifying round)
February 9 : Malmö Arena, Malmö (2nd qualifying round)
February 16: Tegera Arena, Leksand (3rd qualifying round)
February 23: Sparbanken Arena, Lidköping (4th qualifying round)
March 2: Nyköpings Arenor Rosvalla, Nyköping ( Second Chance round)
March 9: Friends Arena, Stockholm ( Final)
Melodifestivalen visits Leksand for the fourth time, Lidköping for the second time and Nyköping, becomes the host city for the third time.
Anette Helenius, project manager for the Melodi Festival at SVT continues in her statement:
“We are always looking forward to meeting our viewers in venues outside the country and these host cities and audiences have also received us with open arms in previous years”
In Melodifestival in 2018, Benjamin Ingrosso won with his song “Dance you off”, which represented Sweden in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The Scandinavian artist finished in seventh place.