We have a stage!

2023 Stage

For those of you that like this sort of thing, and that’s more of you than I care to mention, the BBC have shown us the first pictures of the Eurovision stage for 2023.

It’s a stage.  Knock yourselves out over it!

According to the official press release, Julio Himede – the Set Designer – has based his stage design on the principles of ‘togetherness, celebration and community’.

‘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.’

If you’re a true Eurovision-nerd, it will also matter that you hear about how, across more than 450 square metres of staging, this set brings together another 220 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.

Or you might just think it looks like a stage.

Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - first stage renders BBC
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – first stage renders BBC