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.