Today marks the first day of stage construction for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! The stage is being built inside the Rotterdam Ahoy, the venue for this year’s contest in the Netherlands, which will take place on the 18th, 20th and 22nd May.

The photos on the official Eurovision Twitter account show workers in construction gear watching trucks arrive, as well as the entire floor of the arena covered in lighting equipment – a great sign of things to come!

“It’s amazing to be here in Ahoy to see the flight cases roll over the floor after spending almost 600 days behind our desk, so it’s a good day,” says Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer of this year’s Contest on the Eurovision YouTube channel.

It will take a little over two weeks to place everything into the ceiling, build the stage and complete the green room, before the technical, stand-in and voting rehearsals begin on April 28th. Two weeks later on May 8th, the first of the artists will arrive for their rehearsals.

What do #YOU think the ESC 2021 stage will look like? Let us know on our forum HERE, or join the discussion below and on social media!

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