At the beginning of the week the head of delegation meeting took place in Stockholm. This is the last important event before the ESC. At this event all entries are presented to head of delegations. The venue is presented and the specifications of each entry are being discussed. This means that the first wish of every participating country in regards of stage design, pyro technics, special needs are revealed, so that the producers can already think of the implementations can be realised. Malta and Bulgaria were not in time in presenting their songs, they had a special permission to contribute their entries later. The host country Sweden has been drawn to number nine in the Grand Final.
Furthermore there will be a lot of things to explore in the weeks of the ESC in Stockholm. The Eurovision Village will be located at the Kungsgården – in the middle of the centre. There will be an observation tower to guarantee magnificent views over the city. The Euroclub and Euro Fan Café will be located at the water front opposite the Royal Castle. This will also be open for everybody, there will be daily tickets to purchase. On a stage outside there will be special performances of ESC singers.
According to the information of the Stockholm Tourist Board, these two first weeks in May will be outstanding for visiting tourists. Nobody will miss that Eurovision is in town. And there still be hotel rooms available. Even if the live shows are already sold out. For all people who did not get a ticket for the Grand Final on Saturday 14th, there will be a big event called “Eurovision – the Party” in the Tele2 arena, where people can watch the contest inside with big video screens.
The ABBA museum is going to air a special exhibition called “Good Evening Europe”. This is another attraction in the ESC capital of 2016.
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