Hosting cities of Melodifestivalen 2013 announced – Karlskrona, Karlstad and Skellefteå are back

Today the swedish broadcaster SVT revealed the hosting cities of the national selection Melodifestivalen 2013. The MF-tour will start with the first Semifinal in Karlskrona on 2 February and end with the final in Friends Arena on 9 March. The host city of ESC 2013 Malmö will be the host of the fourth Semifinal.

The complete schedule for Melodifestivalen 2013:

 Date  Heat  City  Arena
 February 2  Semifinal 1  Karlskrona  Telenor Arena
 February 9  Semifinal 2  Göteborg  Scandinavium
 February 16  Semifinal 3  Skellefteå  Skellefteå Kraft Arena
 February 23  Semifinal 4  Malmö  Malmö Arena
 March 2  Second chance  Karlstad  Löfbergs Lila Arena
 March 9  Final  Stockholm  Friends Arena

Stockholm has hosted the final all the way back to 2002 while Göteborg and Malmö have both been hosts of Melodifestivalen heats several times.
Karlskrona was a host city of a MF heat in 2006 and 2008, Skellefteå hosted a heat 2005 and 2009 and Karlstad was a host in 2004 and 2006.

Source: SVT, EuroVisionary
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