Today NPO/AVROTROS/NOS revealed how the stage for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam will look like! The design is created by Florian Wieder who won the design competition in which both Dutch and international designers were able to participate. The design is suppose to illustrate the flat Dutch landscape, and also will also connect to the slogan this year which is “Open Up”. Wieder is also the one who as designed the 3 previous Eurovision stages.
Last year in Tel Aviv, the Green Room was moved out from the arena and in a separate hall. This year however, the Green Room is back in the arena among the audience.
“The design is innovative, modest and functionally smart. This way we can create a completely different look for each of the 41 participating acts, opening and interval acts and during the voting results. We’ll present an innovative stage design, grand in its simplicity and yet full of surprises. The designer has perfectly translated this wish into his design”Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020
I was inspired by the unique characteristics of Dutch Design. Based on that, I wanted to create an unconventional, minimalist and modern concept for next year’s show. I am very happy that the Dutch public broadcaster has been so openminded and has enthusiastically embraced this design. As far as I’m concerned, this is a new chapter in stage design, a wish I have had for a long timeFlorian Wieder, Stage Designer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020
What do you think about the stage design for Rotterdam 2020?