The Danish national broadcaster DR and the EBU have officially presented the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest stage today.
Just weeks from the premier, fans today were treated to a glimpse of what we can expect when the Eurovision Song Contest live shows begin on the 6 May. As described by show manager Jan Lagermand Lundme and producer Per Zachariassen, the theme of the stage is sea and water, alluding to the Danish history with water from the Viking era, up to the prominent ship building days.
The stage is designed around a glowing cube, showcasing the industrial heritage of the B&W Hallern venue, a 13 square meter pressure-sensitive LED floor, 100 meters worth of LED screens, and hundreds of lights. The stage is also surrounded by water which will be used during the shows as either a swimming platform, or to launch pyrotechnics.
Rehearsals for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be kicking next Monday, 28 April, as delegations of the 37 competing countries will start arriving in the Danish capital from this weekend onwards.
Video of the stage in action courtesy of DR.
The special effects on the stage floor
The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen. on 6, 8 and 10 May. Stay tuned to ESCToday.com for the latest news on the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.