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Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2016 dates and cities revealed

Six shows, Six Saturdays, Six cities: Gothenburg, Malmö, Norrköping, Gävle, Halmstad and Stockholm. Melodifestivalen 2016 takes place from 6 February to 12 March

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Like the previous years, Melodifestivalen 2016 takes place in six different cities around Sweden. The largest entertainment program starts in Gothenburg and ends in Stockholm, just two months before Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place in the capital of Sweden.

Melodifestivalen 2016

  • 6 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 1, Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • 13 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 2, Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • 20 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 3, Norrköping (Himmelstalundshallen)
  • 27 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 4, Gävle (Gavlerinken Arena)
  • 5 March: Melodifestivalen Second chance, Halmstad (Halmstad Arena)
  • 12 March: Melodifestivalen Final, Stockholm (Friends Arena)

The format for Melodifestivalen 2016 is the same as last year:
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs directly to the final
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs to the "second chance"-show
In the "second chance" 4 songs will be selected for the final

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 2015 | Måns Zelmerlöw: "Heroes"
Since 1958 Sweden has participated 55 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:

They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 11 out of 12 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).

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