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Vienna: The stage is ready!

10 May 2015 at 17:37 CEST
The city of Vienna has started early to get prepared for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Today, finally, some of the last preparations have been made at the Stadthalle, while delegations are arriving to have their first rehearsals tomorrow. Now we can also show you some more photos and information on the stage!

Building Bridges is the slogan of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, combining nations and people with different cultural roots in a unique way. This year's stage concept follows the same vision, hence the look of a haptic eye. 

The eye, which spans the entire stage, consists of 1270 individual steles and has a width of 43 metres, a height of 14 metres, and a depth of 22 metres. 

The steles are equipped with LEDs, just like the stage floor, enabling very special shots when filmed from above. In the background there is an LED wall with a width of 30 metres and a height of 9 metres, which can be hauled apart in the middle.

Florian Wieder, Matthias Kublik, Al Gurdon, and Kurt Pongratz are the responsible artists behind the stage design. 

Gallery: The stage is all ready for the first rehearsals

Fun facts

  • Viewed from the arena audience, the stage covers an area of 43 metres width and 14 metres height
  • 3,225 linear metres of tube material were built in the stage
  • The circular main stage has 450 LED modules integrated in the floor
  • For special effects, 45 metres of metal grids are placed next to the stage edges, and 300 metres of LED strips were used to highlight them
  • Special camera systems and lighting effects are integrated in the stage design