NPO, the Dutch national broadcaster, has unveiled the 2020 Eurovision stage design today.
The 2020 Eurovision stage is flat, minamalist and modern. It depicts the connection between the sky, sea and land and is inpired on the Dutch canals and bridges. The Green Room will be back in the arena in Rotterdam.
The 2020 Eurovision slogan and the flat Dutch landscape have played a key role in the inspiration of the Eurovision stage.
The Eurovision stage in Rotterdam will be yet again designed by the internationally acclaimed stage designer Florian Wieder.
Florian Wieder is back in action and will be responsible to develop the Eurovision stage design for the 7th time. The multi talented internationally acclaimed stage designer will be behind the Eurovision stage for a fourth consecutive year.
Florian Wieder (Eurovision 2020 Stage Designer) says:
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.
I was inspired by the unique characteristics of Dutch Design. Based on that, I wanted to create an unconventional, minimalist and modern concept for next year’s show. I am very happy that the Dutch public broadcaster has been so openminded and has enthusiastically embraced this design. As far as I’m concerned, this is a new chapter in stage design, a wish I have had for a long time.
Sietse Bakker (Eurovision 2020 Executive Producer Event) says:
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. While his experience is clearly reflected in this design, he knows how to surprise.
About Florian Wieder
Florian Wieder’s portfolio incl udes the Eurovision stages in Düsseldorf (2011), Baku (2012), Vienna (2015), Kyiv (2017) , Lisbon (2018) and Tel Aviv ( 2019). He has worked on projects such as The X Factor talent show in Great Britain and the USA, and the MTV Video Music Awards.
Florian is amongst the most sought after stage designers in the world today having gained much fame, name and recognition. He has achieved many awards and worked on many international events and projects throughout the world.
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be a co-production by three Dutch national broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS.
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 12, 14 and 16 May at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.