Sweden 2017: Robin Bengtsson
Robin Bengtsson won Melodifestivalen 2017 (Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT)

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2018 dates and cities revealed

Six shows, Six Saturdays, Six cities: Karlstad, Gothenburg, Malmö, Örnsköldsvik, Kristianstad and Stockholm. Melodifestivalen 2018 takes place from 5 February to 10 March

Like the previous years, Melodifestivalen 2018 takes place in six different cities around Sweden. The largest entertainment program in Sweden starts in Karlstad and ends in Stockholm, the host city of Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

Melodifestivalen 2017

  • 3 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 1, Karlstad (Löfbergs Arena)
  • 10 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 2, Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • 17 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 3, Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • 24 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 4, Örnsköldsvik (Fjällräven Center)
  • 3 March: Melodifestivalen Second Chance, Kristianstad (Kristianstad Arena)
  • 10 March: Melodifestivalen Final, Stockholm (Friends Arena)
It is so nice that after more than fifteen years of tour we will still be able to visit new cities like this year with Kristianstad

We are looking forward to meeting our viewers in arenas from Skåne to Ångermanland, and it will be nice with the premiere in Karlstad, where we received a very good reception earlierAnette Helenius, project manager for the Melodifestival at SVT

The format for Melodifestivalen 2018 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

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Since 1958 Sweden has participated 57 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 13 out of 14 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).

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