SWEDEN – We all know that Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, the show through which the country decides its particiaption to the Eurovision Song Contest, is a marathon consisted of semi finals all over the country. The city of Karlstad announced that they are already one of the Melodifestivalen 2018 host cities. The city has approved the budget for funding the event which is estimated to 619,000 Euros. Löfbergs Arena will host the event with more than 10,000 auditors in available capacity. It will be the 4th time the arena will host an MF event as in 2004, 2006 and 2013.