After two years, the Swedish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen, will finally go back on its iconic tour! While Melodifestivalen 2021 had to be held without an audience entirely, the 2022 competition had a small audience but stayed in Stockholm for all 6 live shows, instead of the initially planned tour through Sweden.
In 2023, Melodifestivalen will be back on tour and the cities that were planned for 2022, will hold next year’s tour instead. All tickets purchased for the 2022 tour will be valid for the same city for 2023, as confirmed by SVT. Ticketmaster also revealed the following dates and host cities:
Deltävling 1: Gothenburg, 4 February 2023
Deltävling 2: Linköping, 11 February 2023
Deltävling 3: Lidköping, 18 February 2023
Deltävling 4: Malmö, 25 February 2023
Semi-Final: Örnsköldsvik, 4 March 2023
Grand Final: Stockholm, 11 March 2023
Furthermore, in case you have not purchased tickets for 2023 yet but would like to see Sweden’s biggest TV show live, Ticketmaster has announced that a new wave of tickets for Melodifestivalen 2023 will be available from the 1st of November 2022, starting at 10:00 CET. You can save their website right now, as tickets will be available through this link. We will make sure to remind you to buy tickets, a few days ahead though!
Last year’s Melodifestivalen was won by Cornelia Jakobs with “Hold Me Closer”, who did a great job representing Sweden in Turin this year, finishing in an impressive second place with the juries and in fourth place overall. You can re-watch her performance in the grand final here:
Are you excited for Melodifestivalen 2023? Are you maybe even considering attending a live show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on our social media profiles!