With just a month left until the Eurovision Song Contest explodes into life, DR is completing the extraordinary transformation of a derelict shipyard on Refshaleøen into a Eurovision Temple. The stage designs are finished, and now the Moscow-like stage is pulling a Conchita Wurst and rising from the ashes. Producers have revealed some of the technical features of this year’s stage.
– Eurovision will be the biggest light show ever held in Denmark
– The stage will include around 3,000 lights, including 730 LED ones
– It will boast an LED screen that is more than 1,200 square meters
– 46 men are working on the light production alone
The two units that make up the B&W Hallerne are seriously tall, which means they require more lights than at any previous Eurovision. The LED screens may also be taller. It seems logical that DR will create some moving features (like diamonds for example) next to the stage, so as to give a unique look to this former shipyard. Judging from this photo you can see that preparations are in full swing.
After making some calls and playing on Google, we can safely say that this year’s show will be on a simillar scale to Düsseldorf 2011, when the Germans organised one of the best shows in Eurovision history. Here is a comparison. You’ll notice that the Düsseldorf show had a 1,300 square meter LED screen, roughy the same size as Denmark’s 1,200 square meters monster.
Here is a comparison of the 2 years:
-31,000 lighting effects
-(60 meters wide x 18 meters high =) 1,080 square meters LED screen – 1,300 square meters including the spotlight equipment surrounding it -1,000 multi-functional spots, including LED lights
-300 workers in the construction & installation of this massive techinical set-up
-Over 2,000 lighting effects
-Over 1,200 square meters LED screen
-46 men working on the light production alone
-14 watching spots, and cameras provided by MoCopenhagen & Virtual Stage
We’re confident the show will be as spectacular! It will for sure be bigger and more spectacular than last year.