Open up! – The stage desIgn for EurovIsIon 2020 Is revealed!
We have been waiting for it and it’s finally time – the stage design for the biggest music show in the world is revealed!
NPO, AVROTROS and NOS just revealed the stage design for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
The design is inspired by the typical Dutch flat landscape and this years slogan of the Eurovision Song Contest – Open Up! The green room will be back in the arena itself.
Stage designer Florian Wieder stated:
“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. I was inspired by the unique characteristics of Dutch Design. Based on that, I wanted to create an unconventional, minimalist and modern concept for next year’s show. I am very happy that the Dutch public broadcaster has been so openminded and has enthusiastically embraced this design. As far as I’m concerned, this is a new chapter in stage design, a wish I have had for a long time.”
Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is very happy with the choice stating:
“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. While his experience is clearly reflected in this design, he knows how to surprise.”
Florian Wieder designed the stages for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He also designed stages for big international shows like the MTV Awards, Emmy Awards and more.
The stage of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be build in the first weeks of April 2020 in Rotterdam Ahoy – the venue for the 2020 competition.
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Photo by: NPO/AVROTROS/NOS