This year’s Eurovision host broadcaster SVT has just published the first footage on one the best kept secrets every year: the stage. This is where all 43 delegations, the hosts and the interval acts will make reality the 61st edition of Europe’s favourite TV show. It has been described as powerful and brave. The set has been designed by Frida Arvidsson and Viktor Brattström who also produced the stage for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
Eurovision.tv: reports: ”The set designers have used light as a strong component to create depth. “We want to do something that makes people wonder if it’s even possible”, says Viktor Brattström. Plans also include an innovative LED wall which allows the artists to move inside it. “Normally an LED wall is a flat background wall at the very end of the stage. We have broken up the wall and made it possible for people to move inside it” he added.
“We focused on a softer expression with no pixels and projections”, says Frida Arvidsson. “We are trying to play with the room and create optical illusions”, she added.
Producer, Sven Stojanovic, is very impressed with the design plans; “It’s really a great looking stage, giving us something that we haven’t seen before. In a way the stage gives us almost unlimited possibilities but at the same time forcing us to think in a new way. Creatively it’s both challenging and inspiring”.
Check out the virtual reality video of the stage design of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. What do you think of the design? Let us know!