Today the host broadcaster of Eurovision 2013, SVT, finally announced the host city and the venue of Eurovision 2013. It was announced that Malmö will be next year’s host city and that the Malmö Arena will be the venue of Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Producer of the 2013 contest said;
We chose Malmö because there is a very good infrastructure and we have good experience of holding Melodifestivalen [the Swedish national selection] and the Eurovision Song Contest there.
The choice of Malmö is based on an overall assessment of the environment in which we think is best for the format of the Eurovision Song Contest, both in terms of TV shows and on the preparations.
Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest stated:
We are very pleased to have a Host City already at this stage. It shows the deep commitment SVT and the whole of Sweden have to host a great Eurovision Song Contest in 2013. We’re sure Malmö will be a great host for next year’s edition of Europe’s favourite TV show.
Ilmar Reepalu, Mayor of Malmö, added;
Now the work starts on one of the biggest music shows in Europe to create an amazing event. We are obviously extremely proud and happy today
Therefore, Malmö will not only be responsible for hosting the contest, but also meetings for the EBU, events for delegations from the participating countries, catering for the international press and fans from across the world.
Find out how Malmö Arena and the city looks like here.