Eurovision 2016: Musical Crosswalks to play tunes in Stockholm

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The City of Stockholm is working its level best to make the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest an extraordinary one. Musical crosswalks will play new tunes in Stockholm during the Eurovision period. Music will exquisitely blend in with the Citydressing when Eurovision hits town.

My, my this is getting so exciting! Music will play a key role in the Citydressing of the Eurovision host city come May. Fancy listening to Eurovison melodies whilst you’re strolling and crossing the road!

Musical crosswalks will be installed to highlight Stockholm as a city of music in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest. Six signalled controlled crossings around Kungsträdgården have been selected.

The standard audio loops will be replaced by two of Sweden’s previous Eurovision Song Contest winners; Loreen‘s song Euphoria and Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes. Euphoria will be played during the red light and Heroes during the green light.

Mr.Henrik Axelsson (Traffic Office in Stockholm) comments:

This is our way to contribute to the festive spirit during the Eurovision Song Contest. The project is unique to Stockholm. It is the first time such an attempt has been made, where music and the classic ticking sound is combined. The project is possible thanks to a collaboration with the audio artist Håkan Lidbo and Prisma Teknik AB.

Six signalled controlled crosswalks will get a brand new audio file that will sync with the ordinary ticking sound. When waiting at the red signal, a box will play Euphoria in sync with 60 engravings per minute. When the light turns green Heroes will play in sync with the 600 engravings per minute. The music is played in addition to a ticking sound.

The musical crosswalks can be found at the following locations:

  • Skeppsbron-Slottsbacken
  • Skeppsbron-Strömbron
  • Kungsträdgårdsgatan- Strömgatan
  • Kungsträdgårdsgatan- Hamngatan
  • Hamngatan at the Kungsträdgården bus stop
  • Hamngatan at Norrmalmstorg

The City of Stockholm is working round the clock in order to showcase the very best of its hospitality and bring about a magnificent Eurovision experience for its visitors when the Eurovision lands in the majestic Swedish capital.

The  2016 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 10, 12 and 14 May at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.

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