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ESC’17: Stage Construction Begins In Eleven Days

The construction of the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 gets underway in less than two weeks at the International Exhibition Centre.

Work has already begun at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine with the first major pieces of equipment being installed in the venue. Work is underway in creating the lighting rigs for the stage as well as creating the electricity infrastructure to support the contest.

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.

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.

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.

Source: UA:PBC

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