2016-05-07 04:17Press release

Today May 7: Eurovision Village and Euro Fan Café


Today’s main event in Eurovision Village is the celebratory concert Sol, Vind och Vatten (The Sun, The Wind and The Water) which is built on Ted Gärdestad’s original arrangements, and of course the performances of Ira Losco, Freddie, Highway and Minus One on the main stage. Ted Gärdesstad participated in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Satelite". The host of the evening is Janne Schaffer, popular Swedish guitarrist and with soloists Sonja Aldén, Kristin Amparo and Johan Boding.

12:00–18:00 Saturday fun with the Children’s Book Bus

The Children’s Book Bus will arrive at Eurovision Village on May 7 and 14 with books about music - with song, dance and music. Kids can also make their own instrument- maracas. In the book bus you can also listen to fairy tales and children can have their faces painted with flags of their favourite countries.

Stora scenen

16:45–17:00 Presenting: Ira Losco from Malta

Ira Losco represents Malta in Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the powerful song "Walk on water".

17:30–17:45 Presenting: Freddie from Hungary

Freddie represents Hungary in Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the
heavy power ballad “Pioneer”.

17:45–18:00 Presenting: Highway from Montenegro

Highway represents Montenegro Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the
suggestive rock hit “The Real Thing”.

18:45–19:00 Presenting: Minus One From Cyprus

Minus One represents Cyprus in Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the
groovy pop-rock song “Alter Ego”.

An evening with Ted Gärdestad’s music and his brother Kenneth’s lyrics

Ted Gärdestad would have turned 60 this year and competed four times in Melodifestivalen. That’s why we celebrate him tonight.

19:00–19:15 The Ted Gärdestad scholarship

For the 17th year in a row, the Ted Gärdestad scholarship is awarded by two of the founders of the Ted Gärdestad memorial fund, Janne Schaffer and Kenneth Gärdestad. This year's scholarship goes to the Stockholm trio Södra Station.

19:30–21:30 The celebratory concert Sol Vind och Vatten

The concert is built on Ted Gärdestad’s original arrangements. The host is Janne Schaffer, who was Ted’s personal friend and played on almost all of his songs. He talks about the music, about the person Ted was and also joins the band. Soloists Sonja Aldén and Kristin Amparo are brilliant Gärdestad’s interpreters and have been handpicked alongside Johan Boding
whose vocal pitch is very similar to Ted’s high tenor. The musical director Peter Ljung has gathered some of Sweden’s top musicians. The concert contains some of Ted’s most popular songs and had been performed all around the country with splendid reviews. This is the first time it’s played in Stockholm.


12:00–14:00 Studiefrämjandet: dance, music and performance!

Studiefrämjandet is Sweden’s largest organisation for non-formal education and in Eurovision Village they will treat you to dance, music and performance, Burlesk Fusion, K-pop showcase, Cosplay and more!

21:30–00:00 DJ Leo.B

DJ Leo.B is an often hired party and schlager DJ from Stockholm who
happily puts on an extra show in the DJ box, with or without a wig.

Euro Fan Café

12:00–16:00 Meet Melodifestivalklubben

Are you curious about what it’s like to be a Eurovision fan? Meet Melodifestivalklubben, the Swedish chapter of the international Eurovision fan club at the information desk.

18:00 Meet and greet: Zoë Straub

The radio journalist Kristian Boswell is the host of the Meet and Greet at the Euro Fan Café. A chance to meet and get to know a range of countries and contestants. Today we are happy to present Zoë Straub, representing Austria at the ESC 2016 with the song ”Loin d'ici ”.

17:00–20:00 DJ: FirstRANK

Tonight’s DJ theme: Eurovision Divas

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Caroline Strand
Caroline Strand
Birgitta Palmér
Press Officer
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Karin Mäntymäki
Director Sales & Operations
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Åsa Karlsson
Project Manager
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