This is an old eventpage about Eurovision Song Contest 2024 that was initally published 24 Apr 2024

Eurovision Song Contest 2024

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is taking place in Malmö between the 4th and 11th of May. On this page you will find information from the authorities that may be useful for you as a visitor.

During the week, around 100,000 visitors are expected to come to Malmö to participate in the event in various ways. Before and during the event, several security measures are being taken based on the police's threat assessment. The main focus is around Malmö Arena, Malmö Live, and the area in and around Folkets Park. In August 2023, the terrorist threat level in Sweden was raised to level 4 (high threat) on a 5-point scale

Map of the Eurovision area in the city of Malmö

Visitors will see an extra number of police officers in Malmö on the dates in question. Some police officers will also be equipped with reinforcement weapons. The increased police presence will increase security for both participants and visitors during the event.

The City of Malmö: Safety during Eurovision

Roadblocks and traffic impacts

Traffic in the city will be affected by closures and other traffic arrangements during the dates in question. Information on which areas, roads and car parks will be affected can be found on the City of Malmö's website, and is subject to change.

City of Malmö: Traffic closures and impact on traffic (Swedish)

Bag ban

Since November 1 2023, there has been a bag ban at major events in Sweden. The decision was made by the Swedish Police Authority based on the current terror threat level. For those who are in Malmö on 4-12 May, this means that you are not allowed to bring a bag into certain areas.

Anyone who still brings a bag to the areas where a bag ban applies is in breach of the Public Order Act. When there is a bag ban, the rule is that you may bring a wallet or small toiletry bag that fits in your pocket.

The Swedish Police: Bag ban at major events – Questions and answers
The City of Malmö: Information on where the bag ban applies from 

For visitors

If you are in Malmö between the 4th and 11th of May, there are several things you need to keep in mind. The police and the organisers are working to ensure that the event can be carried out safely and securely, but you as a visitor also have your own responsibility to keep up to date with information from the responsible authorities.
The Swedish Police: Eurovision in Malmö 2024
The City of Malmö: Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö

False information and rumours

Sweden is a target for information influence. The police therefore urge the public to be vigilant against disinformation linked to the Eurovision Song Contest. Be critical of sources and do not share information without knowing where it comes from. Be extra vigilant when it comes to information that aims to create strong emotions.
You can read more about source criticism here

Demonstrations

The Swedish Police have received several requests for demonstrations in Malmö during the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sweden has constitutionally protected rights and freedoms, including freedom of expression, assembly and demonstration. This means that everyone has the right to participate in, and express their opinions at, demonstrations and events.

On The Swedish Police website, you can read more about their mission to ensure that conditions are in place for authorised demonstrations and events to take place.

The Swedish Police: Questions and answers about demonstrations

How to reach the Swedish Police from a foreign mobile

Call 114 14 for all non-urgent police matters, such as providing information or reporting crimes that are not ongoing. If you are calling from abroad or from a foreign mobile in Sweden, call +46 77 114 14 00. Information in English about the Swedish police.

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