Malmo chosen to host 2024 Eurovision

The southern Swedish city of Malmo has been chosen to host the 2024 Eurovision Song contest on May 7-11, Swedish public broadcaster STV has said.

"Malmo is a creative city with a rich cultural life that can provide a music festival for the whole of Europe," said STV director general Hanne Stjarne.

Eurovision has a huge following in Sweden.

Istanbul Stages Football Festivities Ahead of Champions League Final

Gul said that 15,000 security officers have been deployed for the match on Saturday, the biggest football event in the European club calendar.

The final will be played in Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium, where 70,000 fans from all over Europe will attend the game as tens of millions watch on television or online.

ABBA stars say ‘no way’ to Eurovision

Two members of ABBA have insisted in an interview yesterday that the Swedish pop icons won't perform at next year's Eurovision Song Contest in their homeland.

Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, one half of ABBA, downplayed the prospect despite Sweden hosting Eurovision on the 50th anniversary of the band's win - the country's first - with their breakthrough hit "Waterloo."

Loreen makes history as Sweden claims seventh Eurovision victory

Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday, as singer Loreen beat out 25 competitors in the finale of the world's biggest live music event, hosted by Britain on behalf of war-torn Ukraine.

A previous victor in 2012, Loreen is the first woman to win the eccentric, much-loved competition twice and only the second person to do so after Johnny Logan for Ireland in the 1980s.

Factbox: When are the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals and final?

Eurovision 2023 has kicked off in Liverpool, northern England, where acts from 37 countries are competing to win the 67th edition of the song contest.

Liverpool is hosting on behalf of Ukraine, which won the contest last with Kalush Orchestra's "Stefania."

Ukraine was unable to stage the event this year, as the winner usually does, because of Russia's invasion.

Eurovision tickets sold in 36 minutes

Tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest live final sold out in 36 minutes, after some fans were faced with error messages and holding screens.

Nine shows in total were available for fans to watch at Liverpool's arena, ranging from semi-final dress rehearsals, all the way through to the live grand final on 13 May. However, those trying to bag one were met with issues.

Victor Vernicos becomes Greece’s youngest-ever Eurovision contestant

Greece on Monday announced that it will be competing in this year's Eurovision contest with Victor Vernicos and his original song, "What They Say."

At the age of 16, local Instagram sensation Vernicos is the youngest-ever contestant to represent Greece at the popular singing competition.

UK ambulance workers strike again as unions call for talks

Thousands of ambulance workers held another strike across England and Wales yesterday, in escalating industrial action as unions called the government to hold talks on improving pay and conditions.

Ambulance workers began strike action on December 21 last year and further dates are planned for February.