The first images of the Eurovision 2020 stage have been revealed, with Florian Wieder returning as the stage designer.
The design was inspired by the flat Dutch landscape, and is innovative but simple and modest. Stage designer Florian Wieder won the pitch of the stage design, with both Dutch and foreign teams taking part. He explains his design, saying,
‘The design shows the connection between the sky, the sea and the land. The horizon links these elements and that horizon will work as a window to open up the world of Eurovision 2020. The floor plan of the stage is inspired by the canals and bridges that connect land and water in the Netherlands. With this design, we want to bring the artists as close as possible to the audience.’
The Green Room will return into the arena, bringing the artists closer to the audience.
Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, Sietse Bakker talks about the design, saying,
‘The design is innovative, modest and functionally smart. This way we can create a completely different look for each of the 41 participating acts, opening and interval acts, and during the voting results. We’ll present an innovative stage design, grand in its simplicity and yet full of surprises. The designer has perfectly translated this wish into his design.’
Florian Wieder is no stranger to Eurovision, having designed the stage in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Other than Eurovision, he has worked on several editions of the MTV Awards, Emmy Awards, and various other international TV shows.
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