The Eurovision 2023 stage was unveiled today by His Majesty, King Charles III, during a visit to the arena in Liverpool.
The King was joined by Director-General of the BBC Tim Davie, hosts Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham, BBC Radio 2 commentators Rylan and Scott Mills, and UK entrant Mae Muller.
The stage covers more than 450 square metres, with over 200 square metres of independently moving and turning video screens, as well as over 700 video tiles integrated into the floor and more than 1500 metres of LED lights.
Tim Davie hailed the King’s visit to the arena, stating “It is an honour that His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort have come here today to reveal the fantastic staging for our Eurovision Song Contest programming. This set will be the focal point for all of the celebrations and we cannot wait to see it lighting up Liverpool and TV screens across the world.”
Martin Green CBE, Managing Director of the Eurovision Song Contest, agreed; “We are thrilled His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort have unveiled this landmark moment for 2023 Eurovision. It has been a fantastic collaboration between all of our partners and the BBC to get to this point and now the stage is officially set to capture everyone’s imaginations and bring together audiences from across the world.”
Lights, camera, action! 🤩
The #Eurovision2023 arena lights are up and running in Liverpool – thanks to Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort @RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/MhclBzjWPy
— BBC Eurovision (@bbceurovision) April 26, 2023
The United Kingdom and the BBC is hosting the contest on behalf of Ukraine, with exhibitions, performances and installations celebrating the Ukrainian people and culture already kicking off in Liverpool in anticipation of the contest’s arrival. The semifinals will be shown live on BBC One, the broadcaster’s prime-time channel, for the first time in the modern era.
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