EBU and AVROTROS have just revealed the stage design for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. As usual, the contest for designers was won by Florian Wieder, who looks to be a favourite of the European Broadcasting Union as he has already created many of the last Eurovision stages.
Stage designer Florian Wieder said: “The design shows the connection between the sky, the sea and the land. The horizon links these elements and that horizon will work as a window to open up the world of Eurovision 2020. The floor plan of the stage is inspired by the canals and bridges that connect land and water in the Netherlands. With this design, we want to bring the artists as close as possible to the audience. ”
The stage will be built at Rotterdam’s Ahoy and will see a total of 41 countries compete for the Big Prize. One major change compared to last year is the location of the Green Room, which will be in the hall.
According to Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, this design seamlessly fits the story the creators want to tell: “The design is innovative, modest and functionally smart. This way we can create a completely different look for each of the 41 participating acts, opening and interval acts and during the voting results. We’ll present an innovative stage design, grand in its simplicity and yet full of surprises. The designer has perfectly translated this wish into his design.” Wieder has designed the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest for the past 3 years. “While his experience is clearly reflected in this design, he knows how to surprise,” adds Bakker.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will take place on 12, 14 and 16 May under the motto Open Up!