SVT just announced the cities hosting the Melodifestivalen semifinals and final and the dates in which the shows will take place: Malmö, Linköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Lidköpingsvägen and Stockholm will hold the shows from February 1st to March 8th.
Malmö is opening the Melodifestivalen 2014 with the first semifinal as an honor for hosting the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest last May, says Maria Ilstedt, MF 2014 project manager.
Lidköpingsvägen is debuting in the world of Melodifestivalen 2014 as it is the first time the city in entering the semifinal shows hosting with the second chance on March 1st taking place there.
The final will take place on March 8th in Friends Arena in Stockholm. The SVT goal is to cover geographially as much of the country in this Meloifestivalen edition.
Until September 18th at 20:59 the country’s authors are eligible to submit their Eurovision Song Contest 2014 bids through SVT site.
01.02.2014 – SEMIFINAL 1 in Malmö (Malmö Arena)
08.02.2014 – SEMIFINAL 2 in Linköping (Cloetta Center)
15.02.2014 – SEMIFINAL 3 in Göteborg (Scandinavium)
22.02.2014 – SEMIFINAL 4 in Örnsköldsvik (Fjällräven Center)
01.03.2014 – SECOND CHANCE in Lidköpingsvägen (Savings Lidköpingsvägen Arena)
08.03.2014 – final in Stockholm (Friends Arena)