It’s the newest Eurovision pre-party. After kicking off in 2019, Melfest WKND 2020 is planned to be even better and bigger! The Swedish OGAE fan club together with Stockholm LGBT club promoters Peter & Erik are yet again putting together a not-to-miss party for any fans that will be in Stockholm during the Melodifestivalen 2020 grand final weekend.
The Melfest WKND 2020 Pre-Party is the only Eurovision pre-party that happens before all the songs have been selected for the song contest. The event, which takes place for its second year, will feature the previously confirmed act Sandro. He will give the very first live performance of Cyprus’ Eurovision 2020 entry “Running”.
The Swedish OGAE fan club has now confirmed two more acts. Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið will perform, giving fans a chance to hear Iceland’s popular song “Think About Things”. Keeping it Nordic, Norway’s Ulrikke will also be there, performing her song “Attention”.
— Melfest WKND Pre-party (@MelfestWKND) March 3, 2020
The line-up also includes Norway’s Eurovision 2019 stars KEiiNO, Melodifestivalen golden girl Wiktoria, Latvia’s Eurovision 2020 singer and composer Samanta Tīna and Melfest 2019 stars Lovers of Valdaro.
Sweden’s Melfest WKND lineup
- Daði & Gagnamagnið (Iceland Eurovision 2020)
- Samanta Tīna (Latvia Eurovision 2020)
- Sandro (Cyprus Eurovision 2020)
- Ulrikke (Norway Eurovision 2020)
- KEiiNO (Norway Eurovision 2019)
- Wiktoria (Melodifestivalen 2016, 2017, 2019)
- Lovers of Valdaro (Melodifestivalen 2019)
Melfest WKND 2020: All you need to know
Formerly known as the Melfest Pre-Party, the 2020 edition is set to be even bigger. It will take place in the Stockholm’s Nalen venue, this Friday 6 March, the night before the Melodifestivalen grand final. It’s organised by Melodifestivalklubben, the Swedish arm of OGAE. Alexander Borodin, the club’s president, says:
“In the Swedish fan club we are delighted that more and more fans from all over the world choose to come to Stockholm every year. Not only do we have a popular national final but in the same weekend, we also kick off the Eurovision pre-party season. It’s so cool that we are able to get a first impression of some of the Eurovision acts already at the beginning of March.”
Doors open at 21:00 CET and tickets start at 300 SEK, approximately €30.00. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the official Melodifestivalklubben website.
Just like in previous years, fans will have the option to buy a Meet & Greet Ticket which will include Early Access to venue and stage, a chance to meet and talk to your favourite artists, get an autograph and take a picture. Show tickets give entry to the venue after the Meet & Greet, one hour before the show starts.
Other confirmed events on the pre-party calendar include Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert, London’s Eurovision Party and Madrid’s PrePartyES. Riga, Moscow and Tel Aviv have also held events in recent years.
Will you be in Stockholm for Melodofestvalen final? Will you be going to see Sandro, Ulrikke and Daði & Gagnamagnið? Let us know in the comments.