Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Malmö hosted the 2013 event at the Malmö Arena. The first semi-final was  on 14th May, the second semi-final on 16th May and the final on 18th May.

  • Loreen from Sweden – winner of ESC 2012
  • Malmö Arena
  • Western harbour in Malmö
  • Restaurant “bloom in the park” in Malmö
  • Moderna Museet in Malmö

Loreen from Sweden – winner of ESC 2012

Sweden’s 5th winner of the ESC

ABBA in 1974, Herreys in 1984, Carola in 1991, Charlotte Nilsson in 1999 and Loreen in 2012. 

Loreen is from Stockholm, but moved with her parents to the small town of Gryta in the county of Västerås, just south of Stockholm. She made her musical breakthrough in 2004 in Sweden’s Idol 2004 television talent programme. Although she didn’t win it, she obviously got the television bug and worked as a segment producer and director on several tv reality shows broadcast in Sweden. She entered Melodifestivalen 2011 with the song ‘My Heart is Refusing Me’, but didn’t qualify for the final held in Stockholm. The song went on to become a hit in Sweden though. And with ‘Euphoria’ winning the Eurovision, the rest, as they say, is history.


Melodifestivalen is held annually in Sweden to determine Sweden’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest through six televised programes of four semi-finals, a Second Chance round and a grand finale. Since 2000 it has been the most popular programme on Swedish television and more than 4 million Swedes, or roughly half the population, watched Loreen win the final of Melodifestivalen 2012 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.


All roads in the gorgeous province of Skåne in southern Sweden lead to Malmö. The city is part of the expanding Öresund region and is joined to Copenhagen in Denmark by the mighty, arching Öresund bridge.


May 14th, 16th & 18th 2013

Western harbour in Malmö


If you are looking for a relaxing city weekend then head to Malmö in southern Sweden. Cosmopolitan, attractively compact Malmö is reinventing itself with new, sustainable districts such as Western Harbour, and fascinating architecture such as the Turning Torso building.

Glimmingehus, a medieval manor in Skåne

Skåne - fall for its southern charm

Skåne is pretty as a patchwork quilt: fertile farmlands, forests and lakes littered with castles, manors, museums and magnificent gardens. And not to forget - Skåne has an amazing culinary scene with prized local produce.

Ticket information
Tickets for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest are on sale and more information can be found here: Ticket information


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