2018 Announcements Breaking News Latest News Sweden Sweden: Melodifestivalen dates & venues confirmed! By Fernando Thomas Posted on September 26, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr SVT, the Swedish broadcaster in Sweden has announced the dates and venues for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season. Dates and venues as follows :- 03/02/2018: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena 10/02/2018: Semi-final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium 17/02/2018: Semi-final 3 – Malmö, Malmö Arena 24/02/2018: Semi-final 4 – Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven Center 03/03/2018: Andra chansen (Second chance) – Kristianstad, Kristianstad Arena 10/03/2018: Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena Tickets for Melodifestivalen 2018 are set to go on sale from the 31 October at 09:00 CET. In this year’s season, Melodifestivalen will be held for the first time in Kristianstad. What do we know so far? Last week, SVT announced that they received 2,711 submissions for the 2018 competition. This was the highest amount of submissions submitted since 2013. We also know that the first act will be Stiko Par Larsson who won P4 Nasta last August. The full list of participants is expected to be released in November.