Swedish organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest for 2013 shocked many earlier this month when they announced the city of Malmö, and not Stockholm as the host city.
The final will take place on May 18th 2013.
With just over 664,000 metro citizens, it is the third-largest city in Sweden. But diehard EV fans who had already booked flights and hotel rooms in Stockholm were venting their anger at having to change plans.
Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) has warned fans not to try and purchase tickets currently in circulation until their official release.
It isn’t yet clear how many tickets will be available at the venue, Malmo Arena. It has a capacity of up to 15,500 but with staging it is expected to be scaled back compared to recent years. That has many fans expecting a scaled-back, intimate presentation, perhaps in keeping with Europe’s economic climate.
Already there are concerns over the availability of accommodation in the city. A spokesperson also reassured that they had booked a large quantity of hotel rooms for delegations, some which may later be released to the general public.