Yesterday pictures surface on social media claiming to show the stage design for Eurovision 2017. Today it has been confirmed. Ahead of the semi-final allocation draw, the EBU has shared one drawing of the stage design. And it’s making the Kyiv International Exhibition Centre look very futuristic.

The image shows a circular stage, similar to a smaller version of the Eurovision 2011 stage. It appears to have the now standard LED stage floor, which can be used to display both performance graphics and off-camera stage directions.

Above the stage is a very modern version of a classic proscenium arch. It is shaped like a triangle or perhaps an arrowhead and seems to curve over the stage floor. Hanging directly above the stage is a number of rectangular shapes, as well as strings beads, a reference to the logo of Eurovision 2017.

Behind the stage, an image of a city can be see. This is likely to be an LED backdrop, offering more staging options for the performers in Kyiv.

In front of the stage is a smaller stage, echoing the triangle shape of the arch. It is likely to be a catwalk, joined to the stage by a platform that’s darkly lit in this picture.

Designed by a Eurovision veteran

The stage for Kyiv has been designed by the German designer Florian Wieder. He is well experienced with Eurovision, having previously designed the stages for Eurovision in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Fans of his work can see influences from his previous designs – the round stage of 2011, the dramatic arch of 2015.

As well as Eurovision, Wieder has also worked on X Factor in both the United States and United Kingdom, the MTV Video Music Awards, and numerous German shows

And while the mock-up gives many clues as to how the stage will function, Wieder says there’s more to be revealed. Last year he said, “I’ve planned to incorporate some entirely new features which will be kept as a surprise until the show.” We like surprises!

What do you think of the new stage design? How does it compare to previous years? Tell us what your think below!

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Avstriya
Avstriya
4 years ago

I kinda really like the stage, but yet I don’t think it is original.

It is a typical product of Florian Wiedner, very commercial, Apple & Samsung smartphone inspired stage for the masses, that could be mistaken for MTV European Music Awards or Pop Idol as well. So slick it doesnt stick. The lack of creativity is his personal trademark, apart from this this stage is his best so far for Eurovision.

At least it isnt as weird as Baku or Vienna were.

Anna
3 years ago
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The curved lines for 2017 look fantastic. 2015’s circular design was fabulous! What great spaces to perform on!

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

I love the stage design! It will be great!! Looking dorward to see it in action in May!

Markosia
Markosia
4 years ago

If anyone says it’s small, look at the person standing on the stage island.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

@stop Boring design: Will you call yourself “Stop the Boring Ballads” the next time a ballad gets chosen? LOL

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

@Héctor: Uhhhh Héctor those are bold statements but speaking volumes when it comes to truth. I just think a lot of people are not gonna like what you’ve said because, maybe, they feel secretly that Eurovision is or should be about themselves and every bit of camera moment they get with their carnival outfits and more-than-plus-size flags that ruin what the viewer at home is trying to watch. Yes, it’s called Eurovision because Europe is watching it on TELEVISION … for those who get to caught up in the middle of the audiences seeing it live forgetting who is really… Read more »

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

Futuristic or the … rebirth of the 2015 stage, that firstly impressed, but then fell short in the fans sense of appreciation? Here we go again … visuals commanding the day when sounds should be the main impressive element. Only in Eurovision!

Ron
Ron
4 years ago

It’s pretty nice. Definitely one of the smallest stages we’ve seen in recent years but nice nonetheless. Well done, Ukraine.

Marcos
Marcos
4 years ago

I’m in love with the design. It’s the Vienna stage in a higher improved version.

ESCDunkelheit
ESCDunkelheit
4 years ago

Why hasn’t Wiwibloggs said that the original leak was in VK? -_-

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

It reminds me of the Viena stage. I hope the camera angles are better this year. I’m tired of seeing flags all over the performances. Maybe the producers could get rid of those tedious fans. I’m sure most of them do it on purpose…

Bastian
Bastian
4 years ago

Im not a fan of the stages he design. Its like a combination of that afwul stage of 2011 (it looked so empty and was too big) and 2015 (improved but still not amazing imho). This one looks quite boring to me but we’ll see come May. For now: NO!

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

Looking great.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

it’s wonderful! after that trainwreck of a logo i was expecting a bad stage design, but thank god we have good ol’ florian to save the day!

Tomas Patrick Davitt
Tomas Patrick Davitt
4 years ago

Wow i love it! I cant wait for the big surprise that he will reveal!!!

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

It looks very good actually, very classy yet modern.

Xeph
Xeph
4 years ago

Eh I have to see it in action before I dismiss it, but in the pictures it doesn’t look that good IMHO. Not bad, just not good either.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

Looks good!

Random.sage2.5
Random.sage2.5
4 years ago

I like it but it’s so 2015! I can see nothing but ballads! NOTHING BUT BALLADS ON HERE!!!

Screaming depressed women with furloughed hearts and hope for the world, as Padrig might say. (That odious little man!) And the 5 dudes that’ll be on the left side of the score board to win. Maybe Sweden? #RobinBengston2017

All quips aside, it’s a cool Star Trek stage and I’m down for those secret features! Vienna had the 3D sculptures and… This year… Looks like… There might be… A CATWALK! All the uses for that to blow muh mind is almost endless!

stop Boring stage design
stop Boring stage design
4 years ago

I like logo and them design this year
But Stage not .Its So Boring …big White building again ?
(Its like he recycling his 2010 MTV VMA stage design)

I love every different Danish MGP final stage . 2014ESC stage design all by Claus Zier and lighting so megic (melodifestivalen 2015 stage very good too

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

Oh and really let’s face it…the true excitement will be the biggest storm that is coming: LOREEN, our ESC Queen ????
She has my heart, never be worlds apart !
So much exciting

Otherwise excitement for:
Mariette — still don’t stop believing for her
Ace Wilder — she great but might now win again but don’t worry it’s alright
Charlotte Perrelli — I think she had her best day but our love for her will survive
Wiktoria — save me, I can’t get enough of you
Lisa Ajax — so pretty.

stop Boring design
stop Boring design
4 years ago

I am like logo. them desigm

But Stage So Boring …big White building again ?(Its like his 2010 MTV VMA stage design)

I LIKE every Danish MGP final stage . 2014ESC stage design and lighting so megic and melodifestivalen 2014 2015 stage very good too

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

@an esc fan

Clearly you have not seen a vagina in your real life. All I’m saying 🙂

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago

Oh my… It’s like a 2008 stage being torned, inverted and tucked back. I don’t like 2000’s flavour in this one even if it pretends to be futuristic. Regardless of my opinion, the complex thing like stage and lights work differently for every track and if they’re planning to put some simply good LEDs behind it (note UMK, for example), that will become more accessible. Still, so far I don’t see logo anywhere (not counting various displays), again…

Itsmebitterpineapple
Itsmebitterpineapple
4 years ago

I’m all for Ukrain hosting this year’s contest, I love the logo + new slogan so much. Everything went great so far, but as soon as I heard Florian Wieder is behind the stage design, I was worried. He designed the stage for 3 contests in the past 7 years (2011, 2012, 2015) and they all rank at the bottom of my list 🙁 That massive arch above the stage harks back to 2015 with the bridge, which seemed so modern and futuristic at the time. But in retrospective, it kind of look clunky and has not aged very well… Read more »

esc1234
esc1234
4 years ago

eurovision 2011 stage+eurovision 2015 stage= eurovision 2017 stage

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

I like it! Looks a bit Star Trek. Cool!
Beautiful and simple. Can’t wait to see it live!

Kyiv2017
Kyiv2017
4 years ago

It looks great but a little similar to Malta’s JESC 2016 stage

henning
henning
4 years ago

@an esc fan

it is not a protest against trump and it doesnt look like a vagina

strange human being

henning
henning
4 years ago

@an esc fan

it is not a protest against trump and it doesnt look like a vagina

strange human being

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

I guess this is a protest against Trump because it looks like a vagina, and I mean it in a good way. It is great !

Stardust
Stardust
4 years ago

To me it looks like a combination of Riga 2003 and Vienna 2015. Very nice design can’t wait to see it in action 😀

ninasublatti
ninasublatti
4 years ago

no catwalk…. why…….

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

Cool. Can’t wait to see it in reality! 🙂

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

Copenhagen had water on stage for the polish girls to be able to wash laundry, but now with LED stage floor, water is forbidden, so the poor girls will have to wear dirty clothes. Heartless people !!!!

Ruud Buscher
Ruud Buscher
4 years ago

Loveitloveitloveit! It’s a combination of previous stage elements (2011, 2010, 2008) with great technology! Can’t wait to see it on tv!

BA
BA
4 years ago

Looks little bit like 2015 and 2016 combined.

Very modern.

Chrissy
Chrissy
4 years ago

I like it. It’s not as good as Copenhagen 2014 but it is still very good.

Toinou
Toinou
4 years ago

Good stage, can’t wait to see it live!

James
James
4 years ago

Beautiful.