The stage design for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine has been revealed.
The stage design for Eurovision 2017 has been revealed. The reveal today confirms that the images which circulated yesterday evening were of the official stage. According to the press release put out this morning:
The design for 2017 symbolises Ukraine being the centre of Europe in May and allows fans to be as close to the performers as possible. The dynamic stage design, which incorporates multiple media surfaces, will create a unique setting for each act, allowing every performer to shine on the night.
The stage design features one main stage which appears to be back by a LED panel, as well as a secondary island stage among the audience. An island stage at the Eurovision Song Contest has not been seen since the 2013 contest in Malmo, which was connected to the may stage by a long curving catwalk. The circular stage design and lighting rig above is reminiscent of Düsseldorf in 2011, which was one of the most imposing and impressive stages the contest has seen in the past decade.
Florian Wieder has designed of the stage for the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. In total four bids were received for the contract, two were from Ukrainian firms and two from international firms. The decision to award the contract to Wieder Design was taken by the organising committee for next years contest.
Wieder Design was established in 1995 and has to date created the stages for three editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. He created the stages for the 2011, 2012 and 2015 contests and has worked on projects such as X Factor in the United Kingdom and USA as well as Got Talent. The stage that Mr Wieder and his team design will be revealed in February.
Mr Weider said at the time of his announcement that:
“I love the idea behind Eurovision Song Contest. So many different countries and cultures come together in peace to celebrate this event that’s what truly excites me. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most exciting projects of my career. There are only a few like this in the world, so it is a huge honor for me to be the designer for this years show in Kyiv.”
Victoria Romanova the Executive Producer of the contest added that:
“The stage is one of the most important elements of the show. Viewers’ impressions about the contest depend on its look and functionality. Therefore, we have engaged the world’s best experts to develop the stage design.”