Pour the wine and break out the bunting — Eurovision is back!
After a foray onto UK soil last year, the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest is being hosted in Malmö, Sweden, after that country's act, Loreen, took first place last year. It's apt too, 2024 being 50 years since a little Swedish act called ABBA won the competition. Wonder what happened to them..?
If you can't make it to Sweden, take a look at these London venues which are hosting Eurovision 2024 parties and screenings. We'll update this article as more events are announced.
The final is broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 11 May, with semi-finals on Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 May.
London Eurovision Party warm-up
Not to be confused with Eurovision Party London (above), London Eurovision Party is a pre-Eurovision warm-up celebration starring contestants in this year's competition, as well as some familiar faces from previous years. Other details have yet to be announced, but we know it'll take place at Outernet on Sunday 7 April 2024.
Eurovision Party London 2024
Eurovision Party London is the go-to event for die-hard Eurovision fans, and London's biggest Eurovision party.
It usually features European themed drinks and food from the host country, along with karaoke, costume prizes, a live DJ, and all of the action shown on a large screen. Previously it's been held at Rio Cinema in Dalston, but details for 2024 haven't yet been announced. Join the mailing list to get the lowdown asap — tickets always sell out waaaay in advance.
Other Eurovision 2024 screenings and parties in London
BIG PENNY SOCIAL, WALTHAMSTOW: Big Penny Social joins forces with Massaoke for a massive Eurovision watch party. Watch all the action in Sweden on the big screen, as well as joining in massive singalongs to classic tunes, and trying your luck at Eurovision bingo. From 6pm, 11 May