Eurovision 2015: ORF gives taste of the stage
The Austrian national broadcaster, ORF, has revealed the stage for the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest scheduled to be held in Vienna next May. After the Building Bridges 2015 Eurovision motto and slogan , the Austrian broadcaster gave a taste of what we will see at the Wiener Stadthalle next May when Austria will welcome the world for the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Numerous cylindrical pillars symbolizing the participating countries will depict and form a giant eye, thus dominating the arena with a visual statement. The eye itself will be play a key role as a gateway and bridge between the artists, delegations and the audience all over the world. The stage will consist of a 44-meter-wide eye formed by a total of 1,288 individual cylindrical pillars. The hight of stage will be 14.3 meters and 22 meters in depth. LED technology will be used on the front of the cylindrical pillars in order to produce a wide variety of lighting effects. The stage surface of the eye will have a width of 14.2 meters and a continuous bottom LED screen measuring 11 meters in diameter. A 26 meter wide and 8.5 meter high LED wall will be placed in the background of the eye’s structure.
The creative team behind the 2015 Eurovision stage will consist of 2 prime time Emmy winnersFlorian Wieder (Creative Producer and Production Designer) and Al
Gurdon ( Lighning Designer). They will be joined by Grimme Award winner Kurt Pongratz (Chief Director/Senior producer)