British broadcaster BBC have revealed the stage design for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!
The stage design sees the main stage being a rectangle with a LED wall that can transform into a background lighting (and no sun to be seen). The stage also features a small walkway going to a smaller circular stage in the centre, with optional stage lights pointing up. 2023 will also have the greenroom inside the arena, and also the return of a large standing crowd close to the stage.
Julio Himede, the Set Designer for Liverpool 2023 has based his stage design on the principles of “togetherness, celebration and community”. Speaking to Eurovision.tv, Himede said:
“The architecture takes inspiration from a wide hug, opening its arms to Ukraine, the show’s performers and guests from across the world. I focused on the cultural aspects and similarities between Ukraine, the UK and specifically Liverpool. From music, dance and art to architecture and poetry.”
Julio has many years of experience working on huge events such as the GRAMMYs and the MTV EMAs, he described the opportunity to work on the Eurovision 2023 stage as in “an honour”.
“It’s a thrill to know that such a diverse group of talented musicians will be performing on my stage. I’ve had a long history of being a fan of the show and as a young adult, I used to take notice of the impressive stage designs. I am excited to celebrate the future winner and to pass the creative baton to the next country.”
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