EuroClub venue in Malmö changed to Slagthuset

EuroClub venue in Malmö changed to Slagthuset
Slagthuset, the venue of EuroClub in Malmö. Photo: Wikipedia.
Malmö, Sweden -

With the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest edging ever closer, we can reveal that the venue for the prestigious party venue, EuroClub, has been moved to the Slagthuset quarter in Malmö.

With EuroClub, SVT and Malmö city want to create an attractive meeting place for visiting guests, competing artists, media and fans. Now it is confirmed that Slagthuset in Malmö will host EuroClub during the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in May.

”Slagthuset is a large venue with many possibilities. It enables us to be generous to our guests who will feel very welcome at EuroClub”, says Karin Karlsson, Malmö City’s project leader for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Other reasons for choosing Slagthuset include communications there being excellent, a good level of security and that the venue is equipped with modern technology that enables SVT to broadcast rehearsals from the Malmö Arena on a big screen there.

Moriskan to remain as EuroCafé venue

Moriskan, which was previously announced as the venue for EuroClub will still have a pivotal role during the contest, hosting this year’s EuroCafé, an open meeting place for fans and the general public with ample opportunities for parties and events during the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.

”Moriskan and Slagthuset will be super venues for parties and celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest”, says Christel Willers, SVT’s Head of Relations for the Eurovision Song Contest, “I am looking forward to experiencing a Malmö that literally bursts with musical festivities in May”.

New role for EuroClub

In December we announced a new rehearsal schedule for the Eurovision Song Contest, which would involve giving the popular EuroClub a new role.

Until Thursday, 9th of May, all Semi-Finalists will rehearse once behind closed doors. Journalists and fans can follow their rehearsal on screens at the EuroClub, which will facilitate the basic needs of the press. After their rehearsal, artists will be transported to the EuroClub, where they can give a short statement, do one-on-one interviews and photo shoots.

On Friday 10th of May, the Press Centre will open, right next to the Malmö Arena. A kick-off press conference will be given by the EBU and SVT in the early afternoon. A second round of rehearsals, which lasts from Friday, 10th of May until Sunday, 12th of May, is open to the media and will start at 16:00. After their second rehearsal on stage, the artist will give a 20-minute press conference, which can be followed by one-on-one interviews and a photo shoot as usual

As mentioned above, one of the reasons for choosing Slagthuset was because of the technical facilities in place to allow the first rehearsals to be broadcast to the venue.

The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will take place at the Malmö Arena in Malmö, Sweden on the 14th, 16th and 18th of May. Recently we unveiled the theme art and slogan for this year: "We Are One".

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  • Posted on 12 April 2013 at 20:24
    Cant wait to go to Mälmo :-)
    So see u guys there... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 January 2013 at 15:07
    Hello Martin

    I wouldn't get too hung up about it - I am sure Malmo will be fun

    I agree there were not many places in Baku to enjoy Eurovision music but we still had a great time.

    As for accreditation I wouldn't worry about it as most are not real journalists and merely on the look out for a free drink and bite to eat - you just have to read some of the blogs from previous years!!

    Anyway good luck to them it doesn't stop my enjoyment of the event report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 January 2013 at 03:17
    I sincerely hope that the Eurovision coordinators will require that the Euroclub in Malmo is better organized and more open to OGAE fans from across Europe.

    While I had a fantastic time in Baku last May, the Euroclub was an absolute disaster for anyone who was no accredited. We managed to get in briefly one evening (the only evening they opened to all Eurovision fans and the atmosphere was terrible. The local Djs were playing the worst US pop and dance music, completely ignoring the requests for Eurovision music and the place was overrun by locals who had no affinity with Eurovision whatsoever.

    What made matters worse was that those of us who are gay could not find anywhere else to go such as a bar or a club that welcomed us with open arms - so we basically hung out at our hotel every evening because there was nowhere else to go to have fun. But at least we did have Lorena, Jedward, Joan Franka (who was just beautiful) the Trackshittaz and the Belarus band at our hotel. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 January 2013 at 03:11
    While we generally had a fantastic time in Baku last May, the treatment of the fans who failed to get accreditation was just terrible. The Euroclub, we heard played virtually no Eurovision music and was overrun by locals who had no affinity with Eurovision whatsoever. It was not a place true Eurovision fans wanted to be. Also, many accredited fans felt separated from their friends who were not accredited, so they had to make a choice of going to Euroclub or hanging out somewhere else with their friends - and for any gay fans of Eurovision, Baku was not the place to find bars and clubs which embraced us with open arms.

    I hope and trust that Euroclub in Malmo will be open to all OGAE members (accredited or not) and that it will be a place where we can all come together to party and revel in our annual celebration - anything less - particularly in country like Sweden which is the beating heart of Eurovision would be very disappointing. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 January 2013 at 02:40
    I hope that it will be fine)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 January 2013 at 23:28
    yeah i have to remember this place because this is the place were i have to go when i like to see everything report to the moderator