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The stage is set for Malmö 2024!

25 April 2024 at 14:00 CEST
The stage for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Peppe Andersson
Swedish broadcaster SVT has unveiled the impressive stage at Malmö Arena, which the 37 songs of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will be performed on.
The stage for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Peppe Andersson

On Thursday 25 April we got our first proper look at the stage for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, as SVT were ready to reveal the result of approximately 6 months of design, construction and beautification work. 

The Malmö Arena stage is now all set and ready to welcome the 37 artists competing at the 2024 Contest, with the acts flying in for the Eurovision rehearsals starting on the morning of Saturday 27 April. 

The stage for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Peppe Andersson

Movable LED cubes, LED floors, light, video and stage technology will combine to create some spectacular variations in the arena, while the stage is placed right in the middle of the audience, shaped like a cross, creating a unique 360-degree experience that the audience and viewers will get to experience in May.

Inside Malmö Arena, the stage sits amongst 2,168 lighting fixtures, with every single one of them having a LED or laser source. 4 weeks of pre-programming was required to get the lights in the final state they are in today.

LED is therefore a major component in bringing the stage to life in all its glory. There are around 1,000 square metres of LED screen in and over the set. The stage floor LED alone is at a size of 186 square metres, while the backdrop LED screen is measured at 340 square metres. 

The stage for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö Peppe Andersson

Hanging from the ceiling, we have the 5 LED cubes, contributing 460 square metres of that LED effect we'll be dazzled by during the three Live Shows. 

And with those cubes, 204 tonnes of technical gear is suspended from the Malmö Arena ceiling, positioned and moved via a 196 variable speed hoist. 

The stage for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Peppe Andersson

There will be a 6-person stage management team in Malmö for the three Live Shows. To assist them, there is an additional stage crew of 36 people. 

They will have just 55 seconds to set the stage into the perfect position for each of the 37 songs, rolling the required props onto the stage while simultaneously wheeling the previous props off. These movements have been carefully choreographed and rehearsed, just like everything else in the Live Shows of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

The creative talents behind the concept are Florian Wieder, Production Designer, and Fredrik Stormby, Light and Screen Content Designer.

Florian Wieder, Production Designer of the stage for the 2024 Contest

Florian Wieder

Production Designer Florian Wieder enthused about the upcoming event:

"I am so happy to be part of the Eurovision family again! Putting together an exceptional show is a team effort and I'm proud to be part of a dream team of professionals – just the right constellation of people to come up with something different and new. We all have the same vision of what this show should be and how to take Eurovision to the next level, and for me Sweden is always a guarantor of good music and entertainment."

Light and Screen Content Designer Fredrik Stormby added:

"We believe that together we have created what is an unexpected and updated concept for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 and are looking forward to showing it off for real! We've developed a strong concept together, and I'm really looking forward to getting my teeth into the show and doing the broadcasts!"

Fredrik Stormby, Light and Screen Content Designer for the stage of the 2024 Contest

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You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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