SVT has revealed that Melodifestivalen 2022 will have a live audience with tickets to go on sale from November 8th.
SVT has today announced that there will be a live audience for Melodifestivalen 2022. Last year in 2021 the live shows took place without a live audience due to the ongoing pandemic. The final of Melodifestivalen 2020 was one of the last major events of 2020 to take place as normal before the world closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets for the shows will go on sale on Monday, November 8 at 10:00 CET the tickets will be released on LiveNation.se.
SVT is planning to take Melodifestivalen on tour around Sweden after the 2021 edition was held solely in Stockholm with no audience. The Melodifestivalen 2022 tour will be as follows:
- Semi-Final 1: Malmö – Malmö Arena (February 5)
- Semi-Final 2: Gothenburg – Scandinavium (Feburary 12)
- Semi-Final 3: Linköping – Saab Arena (February 19)
- Semi-Final 4: Lidköping – Sparbanken Arena (February 26)
- Andra Chansen: Örnsköldsvik – Hägglunds Arena (March 5)
- Final: Stockholm – Friends Arena (March 12)
This year Oscar Zia will host the 2022 edition of Melodifestivalen. Oscar has taken part in Melodifestivalen on three occasions. In 2013, he was a backing singer for Behrang Miri on the song “Jalla Dansa Sawa”. In 2014, he participated for the first time as a solo artist and finished eighth in the final with “Yes We Can”. That same year, he was a member of the Swedish jury for Eurovision 2014. In 2016, he took part as a solo singer again with “Human” and finished second in the final. Last year, he hosted Semi-Final 2 of Melodifestivalen alongside Christer Björkman and Anis Don Demina.
Source: SVT | Photo: Arkland
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