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Sweden: Dates for Melodifestivalen 2016 announced!

SVT has just revealed the show dates for next year’s Melodifestivalen!

  • Semi-Final 1: February 6, Göteborg, Scandinvium (2003–2015)
  • Semi-Final 2: February 13, Malmö, Malmö Arena (2004, 2009–2015)
  • Semi-Final 3: February 20, Norrköping, Himmelstalundshallen (2002, 2009)
  • Semi-Final 4: February 27, Gävle, Gavlerinken Arena (2007)
  • Andra chansen (Second Chance): March 5, Halmstad, Halmstad Arena (Debut)
  • Final: March 12, Stockholm, Friends Arena (2002–2015; 2002–2012 and Ericsson Globe)

The Swedish national selection for Eurovision is formed by several shows held in the biggest cities of the country. This year, Halmstad makes its debut as host city of Melodifestivalen, holding the Second Chance show (Andra Chansen).

“Melodifestivalen is the biggest event in Sweden and it’s a very popular celebration for the host cities. As a public broadcaster, it’s very important for us the encounter with all the Swedish citizens. That’s why, after fourteen years, we want to bring the show to new cities”, says the new Melodifestivalen director Anette Helenius.

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