At lunch time today, the EBU revealed the proposed set design for the stage at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Back at the helm is stage designer Florian Wieder. He is the man behind the stages at Eurovision 2011, 2012, 2015 and for the past three years 2017-2019.
Wieder explains that the inspiration for the set came from the many bridges and canal ways that make up the host city of Rotterdam:
“The design shows the connection between the sky, the sea and the land. The horizon links these elements and that horizon will work as a window to open up the world of Eurovision 2020. The floor plan of the stage is inspired by the canals and bridges that connect land and water in the Netherlands. With this design, we want to bring the artists as close as possible to the audience.”
This year sees the return of the Green Room to the arena after it was located off site last year in Tel Aviv.
Sieste Bakker, the Executive Producer for Eurovision 2020 remarked that:
“The design is innovative, modest and functionally smart. This way we can create a completely different look for each of the 41 participating acts, opening and interval acts and during the voting results. We’ll present an innovative stage design, grand in its simplicity and yet full of surprises. The designer has perfectly translated this wish into his design.”
Take a look at the first images of the staging: