Eurovision returned to Stockholm for a third time in 2016. The city previously hosted in the contest in 1975 (after ABBA won the contest with Waterloo) and in 2000. It was the sixth time that the contest has been hosted in Sweden.
Under the banner of “Come Together”, 42 nations competed for Eurovision victory. Jamala from Ukraine won the contest with her song “1944” despite strong performances from Russia and Australia who won the televotes and jury votes respectively.
The contest was viewed by 204 million viewers internationally.
- Date: 10 – 14 May 2019
- Venue: Ericsson Globe
- Presenters: Petra Meade and Måns Zelmerlöw
- Theme: Come Together
- Winner: Jamala with 1944, for Ukraine.
- Country: Sweden
- Population: Approx. 975,000
- Time Zone: UTC+1 or CET
- Currency: Swedish Krona
- Transport: Stockholm Arlanda Airport
- City is known for: Being a city of islands, home of the Swedish royal family, largest city in Scandanavia, home of Swedish interior design, long summer nights and connections with the Swedish super-group ABBA.
- Traditional Food: Swedish meatballs, Kanelbullar (cinimon rolls eaten with coffee), strawberry meringue (traditionally eaten at Midsummer) and Glögg (a swedish variant of mulled wine, traditionally drank at Christmas)
- Popular Areas for Visitors: Gamla Stan (Old Town), Djurgården, Norrmalm and Södermalm.