When confirming Globe Arena as the host venue of Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Swedish broadcaster SVT promised that the nearby Tele2 Arena — the second biggest venue in Stockholm — would also be used in some way. Now it’s been revealed that a special screening event Eurovision The Party is being held at the arena during the grand final of the contest, hosted by Sweden’s 2014 singer Sanna Nielsen.
Tickets to the Eurovision grand final are virtually sold out, but don’t worry — you can still party with Eurovision fans and some Eurovision superstars! Eurovision The Party takes place at the Tele2 Arena during the grand final and will included performances from some big Swedish stars.
Back in July we came up with five suggestions for using Tele2 Arena during Eurovision 2016, but what SVT have organised is beyond even what we imagined.
As well as the grand final being broadcast on a giant 300 metre square screen, Sweden’s jury points will also be delivered from inside the event and Eurovision winners Carola and Loreen and Melodifestivalen stars Danny Saucedo and Panetoz will perform. The show will also be hosted by Sanna Nielsen who will also deliver exclusive backstage footage from the Globe.
Johan Bernhagen, the executive producer of Eurovision Song Contest 2016, told Eurovision.tv that he hopes the event will become a tradition after its debut this year. The event will start with a pre-party and will also have a special after-party after the winner has been crowned.
The tickets will go on sale this Friday, 18 March at 10:00 CET and will cost between 300 and 995 SEK (from around 30 to 100 euros). More information about the party can be found from the official website.