Eurovision 2023 stage
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Eurovision 2023: Here’s the stage for Liverpool

A wide hug to Ukraine: The EBU and BBC have unveiled the very first images of the stage design for Eurovision 2023 to be held in Liverpool

It seems like everything’s coming together as we approach Eurovision 2023.

Shortly after unveiling the logo and slogan for the show, the EBU and BBC have now revealed the first images of what the stage will be like.

Julio Himede has designed the stage inspired by the principles of "togetherness, celebration and community." Himede has previously worked on events such as the GRAMMYs and the MTV Europe Music Awards.

A stage of over 450 square meters, plus 220 square meters of moving and turning video screens, 700 video tiles integrated into the floor, and more than 1,500 meters of LED lights. All that will make up the dazzling stage for this year's event.

Himede made sure that Ukraine was a central part of his stage inspiration as it should be looked at as a wide hug, the world opening its arms to last year’s winning country, but always keeping in mind what Eurovision is all about:

– It is our duty as designers to enhance performances through a compelling visual landscape, while capturing the heart and soul of the Eurovision Song Contest, he said to

Eurovision Song Contest 2023

The 67th Eurovision Song Contest takes place on 9, 11 and 13 May 2023. The contest will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, and produced by British broadcaster BBC.

  • Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Participants: 37
  • Semi-final 1: 9 May – 15 participants: The 10 best songs qualify to the Grand Final
  • Semi-final 2: 11 May – 16 participants: The 10 best songs qualify to the Grand Final
  • Grand Final: 13 May – 26 participants: Ukraine, Big-5 (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and United Kingdom), 10 best from Semi-Final 1, 10 best from Semi-Final 2

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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