Eurovision 2014: B&W-Hallerne is almost ready

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The time for fitting out the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest arena is almost here. DR, the national Danish broadcaster is planning to move into the venue in the coming weeks.

It’s been many months since work started on getting the B&W shipyard prepared. The two halls were buildings which looked nothing like an entertainment venue last autumn but soon the gigantic pillars, which connect the larger and smaller spaces, will be removed and DR, the Danish broadcaster, will move in.

Structural work on the ceiling has been made to ensure that it can cope with the weight of the lights and other equipment which will be suspended from it. Also proper doors will take the place of the old gates.

This year’s Head of Relations for the Contest, and the man who liaises between the broadcaster and Copenhagen, is Søren Therkelsen. He is quoted as saying-

  A lot will be happening during the next month, but the big milestone is, of course, when the first section of DR’s production team physically moves into the B&W-Hallerne in March, and then it will be full speed ahead.

He works for Host City Copenhagen which is the umbrella entity for the city, region, tourist board and property company.

 We have been working on the Eurovision 2014 project for over half a year and that means that we are now seriously moving from the planning phase to the implementation phase, where everything is becoming more concrete.

The modules, which make up the stage will be constructed and sound and light rigging will soon be installed.

Many temporary buildings will be housed in the area around the hall as the artists need somewhere to prepare and get changed and the crew require a working area. This will all start to take shape soon. The International Press of up to 2,000 will also have their Press Centre built.

Stay tuned to for further information in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

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