Construction of this year stage for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is complete with stand in and technical rehearsals underway.
Fan’s have been waiting since December 2019 to see Florian Wieder design come to life. The stage was set to be used by the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest but following the cancellation of the 2020 Contest, it was decided to reuse the design for this year’s show. The overall stage was moved forward to create more room backstage while the green room was made enlarged to take up the space the standing viewers would have occupied. Construction of this year stage started on April 11th and was completed this week in time for the first Technical rehearsals.
The stage includes a rotating LED door with lighting elements on the backside of the LED. As can be seen in the photo below.
A wide range of lighting styles can be employed by each of the acts using this year stage.
The green room will take up what would normally be space for staging fans. While up to 3500 seated fans will fill the stalls of the Ahoy.
Rehearsals on this stage with this year acts will start May 8th.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place on May 18, 20 and 22 in Rotterdam. A total of 39 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Eurovision 2020 was due to be held in Rotterdam after Duncan Laurence gave the Netherlands their first victory since 1975 with the song “Arcade”. After the cancellation of the 2020 contest, it was decided that Rotterdam would host the 2021 contest instead.
Image Source: NPO/NOS/AVROTROS Nathan Reinds