Eurovision 2015 Stage is ready

The Eurovision 2015 stage is ready

After one month of work inside the arena, Wiener Stadthalle, the fantastic stage is now ready for Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The first rehearsals starts on Monday 11 May

After one month of constructions inside the arena, the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna is now finish. The rehearsals starts on Monday 11 May at 12:00, with Moldova as the first country to enter the stage.

The stage is surrounded by 1288 freestanding cylindrical pillars with LED light, shaped like a giant eye. Measurement of the scene is 44 meters in the width and 14 meters in height. The background is a large LED wall that can be pushed aside.

Gallery of the stage construction

Stage design by Florian Wieder - a champion in stage design

Florian Wieder is the Creative Producer and Production Designer, and has the task of designing the stage for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It is not the first time he goes into stage design. In his portfolio is a wide range of scenes used for TV production: 16 MTV awards, "America's Got Talent", "Britain's Got Talent", Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf in 2011 and in Baku in 2012, as well as the Austrian versions of "Star Mania", "Dancing With the Stars", "Heroes of Tomorrow" and "The Big Chance". He has also designed scenes to Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and U2! About the challenge to design a stage like this, he says: "The challenge with the Eurovision Song Contest is the size of this production. And not only the physical size of it but also the 39 participating nations who all expect to have their act staged in the best possible way".

Lighting designer Al Gurdon - most renowned lightning designer in the world

Lighting design is in the hands of Al Gurdon. He is one of the most renowned lighting designer in the world. He has previously designed the light for mega events like the halftime show of the "Super Bowl" with Madonna, "Victoria's Secret", "American Idol", 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in 2009 and Oslo in 2010.

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