Chaotic Eurovision ticket queue ‘larger than Swedish city’s population’
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 28, 2023 - 06:01PM
Loreen’s stunning performance of Tattoo secured her victory for Sweden this year (Picture: Reuters)

Tickets have gone on sale for 2024’s in Sweden – and it appears that the frenzied rush has among fans desperate to go.

Earlier this year, Swedish singer with her song Tattoo, 11 years after she first soared to victory with her iconic tune Euphoria.

That meant that in 2024, her country will play host to the extravagant event, with the set to be the epicentre of the festivities.

At 9am this morning, it was announced that for the nine arena shows, including the previews, the televised semi-finals and the grand finale.

Straight away, people clamoured to get their hands on coveted tickets. However, they found that hundreds of thousands of people were ahead of them in the excruciating queue.

One person who screenshotted their waiting page claimed that there were more than 400,000 people ahead of them in the queue… a number greater than the population of the city of Malmö itself.

It’s astounding how many people have been queueing for tickets (Picture: X/@TheOscarGoesTu)
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According to the for the city, as of December 2022, the region boasted 357,377 residents, which just goes to show how incredibly in demand the Eurovision tickets are.

Over on X (formerly Twitter), numerous people have been complaining over how difficult it was for them to even get through the queue, let alone secure seats for the shows.

‘The only way I’ll ever get to see a Eurovision show live is to participating myself ? This Ticketmaster show kills me every year,’ one disappointed person wrote.

Another pointed out that despite attempting to buy tickets on the dot from 10am CET (Central European Time), which equates to 9am GMT, there were already seemingly 150,000 people in the queue ahead of them.

Someone else revealed that they hadn’t lost faith, despite the odds being against them, writing: ‘?????? I’m about 10 millionth in the queue but we can pray.’

One person shared a screenshot from the Ticketmaster website, which appeared to indicate that hopeful buyers might have all been grouped together, despite the specific shows they were trying to purchase tickets for.

The message on the site read: ‘Tickets for the Grand Final show are selling fast and availability is low. Please check back later as tickets may become available again or try purchasing a ticket for the other shows.’

The person who shared the screenshot wrote: ‘’Getting this message even though I’m not trying for tickets to the grand final pretty much confirms that Ticketmaster has put everyone – no matter what show they are trying for – into the SAME QUEUE. #Eurovision.’

On X, the official account for the Eurovision Song Contest urged people to be patient and to check back again later.

‘You can still buy tickets for #ESC2024. Availability for some of the shows is low,’ the message read at 12.20pm.

‘If your preferred show does not have any tickets – check back later as tickets may become available again, or try purchasing a ticket for the other shows. Please be patient and stay in the queue.’ has contacted Ticketmaster and the Eurovision Song Contest for comment.