More and more news are being shared daily and with the recent Allocation Draw that took place, we now also get a quick preview of the stage, which viewers, audience and especially the artist will have the joy of watching in action, this coming May.
“Togetherness, celebration and community”
It has been revealed that this year’s stage will also carry the element of standing strong and in unity together, which once more reminds us, why the United Kingdom is hosting this year’s event.
As Ukraine was deemed “unable” to host this year’s show, the United Kingdom stepped in, as they finished as the runner-ups in Turin. Since, the aspect of this year’s contest has been focused on doing the honor for and together with Ukraine.
This year’s stage designer is Julio Himede, who has in the past also stage designed for MTV’s EMA, as well as the GRAMMYs. Asked about the stage design, the idea and what the meaning of the contest in general is, he had the following to say:
- The architecture takes inspiration from a wide hug, opening its arms to Ukraine, the show’s performers and guests from across the world. I focused on the cultural aspects and similarities between Ukraine, the UK and specifically Liverpool. From music, dance and art to architecture and poetry.
- 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.
- It’s a thrill to know that such a diverse group of talented musicians will be performing on my stage. I’ve had a long history of being a fan of the show and as a young adult, I used to take notice of the impressive stage designs.
I am excited to celebrate the future winner and to pass the creative baton to the next country.
The stage will feature lots of technological advances, such as the stage being able to move and turn with more than 700 video tiles and more than 1500 meters of LED incorporated into the it, across 220 square meters, as well as being 450 square meters big overall.
Executive Producer of the contest, Andrew Cartmell, commented as follow:
- We wanted a set design that people will remember for years.
- Julio is a joy to work with; he’s creative with innovative designs. We reached out to him because he’s got phenomenal credentials, so that we can all make this a fantastic set design for Liverpool 2023.
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