Tele2 Arena to host Eurovision The Party
Stockholm will welcome you into what it calls the largest living room for Eurovision The Party.
This may also be the only living room in Stockholm not furnished by IKEA, as it will take place at the Tele2 Arena next door to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest venue, Globen.
Eurovision’s First Choice
When Måns Zelmerlöw took home the Eurovision crown last year in Vienna, it was widely speculated that the Tele2 Arena would be the favourite choice to host the song contest this year. With the ability to hold over 30,000 people in a country where Eurovision is talked about just as much as the weather, it would have seemed like a no-brainer.
However, SVT was not able to secure the arena due to the length of time the arena would have to commit to production, leaving little room for local football club Hammarby to use the stadium. Due to the scheduling conflicts, it was decided to host the Eurovision Song Contest next door at the 16,000 capacity Globen.
Who Run The World? AEG
AEG, which runs all of the venues in the area including Globen and Tele2 Arena, did not want to miss the opportunity to utilize both venues, and in co-operation with SVT decided to host the biggest screening party in Stockholm.
Star Studded Event
Fans will be able to watch the live events of the grand finale unfold on a 300 square-metre screen with exclusive backstage footage. If that wasn’t enough, the event is set to be hosted by Eurovision 2014 representative Sanna Nielsen.
Fans will also be treated to performances by former Eurovision winners Carola and Loreen, along with Melodifestivalen favorites Danny Saucedo, Panetoz, and Oscar Zia. The Swedish jury votes will also be revealed from the arena.
Oscar Zia told ESC Reporter his message to his international fans was that he hoped “see you in Stockholm in May”, and looks like he will!
Panetoz joined us and Eclipse in doing a special rendition of “We Are the World” back in February.
Danny’s electric performance of “Amazing” which lost out to Loreen’s “Euphoria.”
How To Get Tickets
Tickets can be purchased from AXS.com and range from 335 SEK up to 995 SEK and all include entrance to the After Party held at the arena.