Thunder and lightning it’s getting exciting in Lisbon, as fresh pictures of the 2018 Eurovision stage have been released today, thus shedding more light on the stage itself and its characteristics.
More pictures of the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision stage in Lisbon have seen the light of the day, thus revealing more details of the actual stage.
As reported earlier, there will be no LED screens featuring on the Lisbon stage; from the latest photographs we can see the that the main stage floor will be round and will be connected to a semi-circular catwalk via 2 bridges.
The bridges are placed on the right and left of the main stage floor. The area between the main stage and semi-circular catwalk is the Golden Circle Standing Area, where Eurovision fans will be cheering for their favorite acts!
Stage meets Eurovision 2018 theme
The 2018 Eurovision stage looks both spectacular and modern and merges in exquisitely with the theme and slogan of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The stage will be depicting Portugal’s nautical heritage and maritime history, its connection with seas and oceans.
The stage in Lisbon will be extremely versatile, even without LED screens and projections, and will have all the required tools to constantly exchange and create unique visuals and feelings for all the competing songs.
The stage will look fresh and modern, perfectly in line with Salvador Sobral’s victorious staging in Kyiv.
The Green Room will be once again placed inside the venue, opposite the stage with the Standing Area in the middle, as has been the case in previous years.
Check out the 2018 Eurovision Stage photographs:
Florian Wieder – the stage designer
RTP invited several national and international designers of recognized experience to present a proposal for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest stage design.
Out of the 9 proposals received, Florian Wieder’s proposal was considered the best and most appropriate to the concept defined for the event, bringing together the unanimity of all elements of the creative team and executive production.
As with the logos and the slogan, the design of the stage is inspired by the history of Portugal and the country’s connection with the ocean.
The designer, Florian Wieder, started from four points as inspiration for the scenographic design of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018: the ocean, the ships, the maps and navigation.
The 2018 Eurovision stage design was unveiled last week.
Florian Wieder says:
The rich history of the Portuguese as a maritime nation reflects, without any boundaries, all of the values that make the Eurovision Song Contest unique today. Portugal and especially Lisbon are historic melting pots enriched by the impressions of newly discovered cultures that were brought back to the home port. This is mainly due to the Portuguese sailor men, who traveled the seas with courage and outstanding skills of navigation.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take you on an expedition through many different cultures in Europe and around the world. A journey through the high seas of music that pursues to discover, connect and ultimately unite the nations. Portugal stands for bringing together countries and their cultures. In 2018 Portugal will unite the music of Europe. With this Eurovision Song Contest stage, Portugal will be the navigator and compass again.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May 2018 in at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.