Malmo – like Oslo did in 2010 – will be rolling out a “Pink Carpet” for the visiting singers, delegations, press and fans at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The City is saying that it is going to celebrate the large Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender following that Eurovision has – as well as a straight population too. The city has several gay and gay friendly bars, clubs and cafes.
Wonk is one of Malmo’s largest Gay venues and for the week of Eurovision it will be relocating to the larger premises at Amiralen in Folkets Park. They have 5 five nights between the 11th and 18th of May booked for Eurovision concerts. Each night will feature a different Eurovision or Melodifestivalen act performing including Loreen, Charlotte Perrelli, Alcazar and Martin Rolinski. For full details use the 2 links
Cabaret Moulin – Malmo’s premier drag show in Sweden – the famous “Cabaret Moulin”will host a spectacular gala show on the eve of the Eurovision Grand Final on May 17th at the Tango Palace in Malmö. The show will be a Eurovision Smörgåsbord. For more details on the show follow the below link
Chez Madame – A gay friendly eco-cafe that serves organic food. Just what you will need to refuel yourself after all the Eurovision Partying. Located centrally beside Folkets Park on Falsterbogatan in the centre of Malmö. None of your Swedish meatballs here as this cafe specialises in vegetarian cuisine. For more information check them out at
Moccasin Mat & Vin – Is a gay-friendly restaurant near Davidshallstorg. Good food and famed fort their Cocktails they can be found via their facebook page below.
Bee Kök & Bar – April 25th sees the opening of this new gay venue in Malmo. Their will be in Södra Förstadsgatan, and will be their second venue following their first opening in Gothenburg. This is a gay restaurant – though you can bring your straight Eurovision friends with you. You can find out more at
For further information on gay and gay friendly venues here is a full listing from Gay Times and mentions venues like Club Indigo, Etage, Slagtheuset and accommodation options.
Need a Map of Malmo?
Here is a good on-line map that we found that will help you get your bearings
Malmo intend this to be an inclusive Eurovision hence the “We Are One” slogan.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – Malmotown and Eurovision.tv