Here it is: The 2014 Eurovision stage has been presented!
Every year, the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most anticipated elements of the show.
Speculations and guesses start early, but now DR, the 2014 host broadcaster, have officially presented the 2014 Eurovision stage.
The stage consists of 1200 square meters of LED and 3000 lights, being used for a large 100 meter long back LED wall that spans the width of the arena, a 13×13 meter interactive touch-sensitive LED floor, and a 20 meter tall steel grid wall, made up of 120 cubes, which are covered in acrylic polycarbonate plates for projections by 32 projectors. When not projected on, the plates will appear transparent.
The visual content that will be displayed on the LED screens and projections has been created in close cooperation with the 37 delegations, managed by Nicoline Refsings, the 2014 Creative Director and Content Producer.
“It has been a creative marathon creating for 37 countries and it has been really exciting,” she said to dr.dk. “Some countries had very specific wishes, while we created content for others. We looked at a lot of different cultural elements for each country, their history, religion, architecture, nature, and art. And of course we listened to the songs and text.”
Additionally, 22 cameras will cover the show, including two cranes, five rails, a 3D and 2D-wire system and two steady-cams.
Stage designer Claus Zier explains his work
The Head of Show presents the stage
The stage in action
More on the stage:
- Claus Zier to design 2014 Eurovision stage
- Construction of the stage begins
- Very first sneak peek of the Eurovision stage and venue plans
- Danish invention to ensure great acoustics at B&W Hallerne
- LED and 3000 lights for the Eurovision stage
- The Eurovision stage is complete: An insane amount of water!
- Discover Eurovision Easter eggs about the stage and show
Photos: Michael Søndergaard / Christian Hennskov Rasmussen / DR