Today, in the Head of Delegations meeting, the 2011 host broadcaster NDR has revealed several details concerning the Düsseldorf Eurovision stage as well the facilities of the Esprit Arena. The stage will feature a satellite and a number of LED devices. Also information on the opening and interval acts in the final has been disclosed.
We will not see a big stage this year. It has been intentionally kept small in order to focus the attention on the concentration, according to eurovision.tv. The floor of the stage will be equipped with a big LED screen in the back side, LED stripes and two ramps.LED-walls will be 60 x 18 metres with 520 lightning units, and the audience light will be part of the staging. The Green Room will be located right behind the stage and 26 cameras will transmit the show to Europe.
As for the facilities in the Düsseldorf Arena, the press centre will be set up in the Athletic Sports Hall. Tents for the catering will be located next to it. The press centre will be equipped with 700 working spots for journalists, 300 computers and 400 additional working spaces. A special lounge area will be created as well, with room for 200 people. 2,500 pigeon holes will be available, where journalists can find the latest information on the Eurovision Song Contest developments.
The opening and interval acts in the final have also been announced. The final will commence with the Stefan Raab's Big Band performing the 2010 winning song Satellite, while the interval act will be in charge of the popular German singer Jan Delay and his group Disko no. 1.
The postcards will include the motto of the 2011 Eurovision 'Feel your heart beat' in the languages of every participating nation.
The draw for the running order in the semifinals will be held tomorrow. Stay tuned!