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Helena Nilsson
Helena Nilsson
Posted 26 April, 2016, 11:52

SVT has revealed the latest images of the stage for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest which has been constructed in the Globe Arena in Stockholm. Through various angles and powerful lighting, the stage provides dramatic effects and will give a unique impression for each performer. 

SVT have used lighting to dramatic effect creating optical illusions, rooms and a wall that performers will actually be able to walk on. The stage has been described as "rock 'n' roll meets Eurovision", as Fredrik Jönsson, Lighting Designer explains. "We have a very defined scenography with straight lines, strong perspectives and a big LED background in different geometrical patterns. Regardless what lighting I complement the production with, it has to be as strong and give the same expression to the show". 
Rock 'n' roll meets Eurovision with the 2016 stage.
Rock 'n' roll meets Eurovision with the 2016 stage.

Fun Facts - Technical production

General:
·         Total amount of cable: 143 kilometres
·         220 people required to run the live broadcast
Lighting:
·         1828 fixtures
·         Consumes 854 000 watts
·         25 300 control channels
·         Takes 5 main and 5 back up lighting desks to run the show
·         14 spotlight operators
·         45 people involved to run lighting during the broadcast
Video:
·         900 square metres of high resolution LEDs
·         71 000 002 pixel resolution
·         19 media servers to handle all video content
·         12 HDQ 40 projectors (the worlds largest video projector)
·         10 High End MMS systems
·         37 people involved to run video during broadcast
·         3 operators
Sound:
·         134 speakers
·         345 000 watt output
·         64 microphones
·         18 IEM systems (In-ear monitor)
·         152 IEM reciever (In-ear monitor)
·         7 sound desks
·         480 channels in the optoloop
·         32 people involved to run sound during broadcast
Pyro:
·         30 x flame units
·         20 x CO2 units
·         30 x firing positions
·         6 x Heavy Fog Outlets
Rigging:
·         109 tonnes of rigged gear in the roof
·         78 cyberhoists
·         350 rigging points
·         1 397 metres of truss
Power:
·         4,64 megawatts at full capacity
·         10 Generators
·         10 000 litres of fuel used every day
·         15 km of high voltage power lock cables
Stage:
·         Stage weight 65 tonnes
·         220 square metre performance area
·         Height 15,5 metres
·         Width 50 metres
·         Depth 32 metres
·         2 000 square metre high gloss surface
·         The wall alone is built of 5 397 pieces of scaffolding 
·         40 stage technicians will handle change overs during broadcast
Broadcast
·         40 cameras in total - 22 for Globe broadcast
·         50 people involved in the broadcast
·         2 directors
·         SVT will use cuepilot
·         1 x 2d camera and 1 x drop camera with a 70 metre drop
Production:
·         172 trucks of equipment
·         70 stage hands for load -in, 98 for load-out
Venue:
·         10 500 spectators
·         Venue has sunk 35 mm since work started on April 4
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Helena Nilsson
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