2016-04-21 10:59Press release

​Citydressing for the senses during the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm


Creativity and playfulness have been important factors for the Citydressing during Eurovision Song Contest. The city center will be decorated, for more than one sense.

- The city's ambition is to create visibility, but also the pride, commitment and recognition in the urban environment. As the Eurovision Song Contest is a musical event, we wanted to complement the visual senses with sound installations in some places, says Jesper Ackinger, COO Stockholm Business Region and Executive City Project Manager Eurovision Song Contest

The Citydressing can be experienced at Stockholm City Hall, as well as along the main shopping streets Drottninggatan and Kungsgatan, The Eurovision Village in Kungsträdgården, Skeppsbron, along Götgatan on Södermalm and also in the Globe Arena district. Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the airport shuttles and the metro will also be dressed for the event.

- It will be an impressive sight with Eurovision Decorations along Götgatan from Slussen to Skanstull. This way we will also tie together the events in the Globe Arena district to the festival area Eurovision Village in Kungsträdgården, which was something we aspired, says Jesper Ackinger

The Countdown Flower on Norrmalmstorg is part of the sound and lighting decoration program for the event. The area around Norrmalmstorg and Kungsträdgården will offer various sound installations:

  • Six signalled controlled crossings in the area get new sound
  • Five singing Tunnels in Stockholm
  • Read more about the singing and melodious tunnel crossings in separate releases

    For more information contact

    Ann-Charlotte Jönsson, Head of Press 08-508 28 550, esc_press@stockholm.se

    Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Stockholm Business Region Development and Stockholm Visitors Board,  is the official investment and tourism promotion agency for the Stockholm region.  Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic sustainable regions. Stockholm Business Region is fully owned by the City of Stockholm. Our common brand is Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.


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