Denmark 2014: From a shipyard to a Eurovision temple

by Stephane London 4,797 views

Eight months! This is what the EBU, Copenhagen and DR (Denmark‘s national broadcasting corporation) have to turn two abandoned factories into a Eurovision temple.

B&W Haller is expected to welcome 7 to 10,000 guests, 1,500 journalists, singers, dancers from more or less 40 different countries. It is a huge task but nothing is impossible for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Jan Lagermand Lundme, the show manager for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, showed with an architect in the Danish morning news,the halls,  the place where the stage will be which is at the moment occupied by containers, a huge area which should be suitable for women and Queen’ Stilettos.Everything is being covered in black to make the whole place ready for a huge prestigious television show… Jan Lagermand Lundme confessed that he wants to explore the industrial side to the B&W Haller and make it part of the building/show and Eurovision island.

Earlier in the week, the mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, declared that the city will contribute to the budget with 40 million dkk and that he wants to make the contest the greenest possible to show since Copenhagen has been elected Europe’s Green City for 2014.

Video of the presentation of the B&W Haller in Danish available here.

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