Vienna 2015

Stage design revealed!

ORF is revealing more and more details regarding their ideas in hosting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. We now know the host city, the hosts, a slogan and today we’ve also seen the first stage designs for the Wiener Stadthalle!

ORF has said that the stage will be huge: 44 metres long, 22 metres deep and 14,3 metres high. The LED-screen in the back will be 26 metres long, which can be split in two. There will be 1288 bars keeping the stage together. The bars can be lit up by LED. ORF describes the stage idea as a massive eye, which is meant to build a bridge between the artists, the delegations and the audience.
The actual performing stage is not quite as big: 14,2 metres long in a circular shape. Also on that floor, there will be a LED screen. The stage has been designed by show designer Florian Wieder, light designer Al Gurdon and ORF director Kurt Pongratz.

It’ll be a surprise what ORF has in store for their next announcements, but this idea seems to go down well. The eye concept is clear and the stage actually does look like an eye, a stage of superlatives, as ORF say. But what do you think about the stage? Look at the pictures and let us know!

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Seven years after the start, I'm proud that I am now the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids...

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