Eurovision Song Contest 2017


The Eurovision Song Contest is the largest music competition in the world. Artists from 26 nations competed on Saturday, 13 May 2017, at the International Exhibition Center (IEC) in Kiev for the victory. More than 200 million spectators watched the final broadcast on the screens.

A powerful, 14-meter-high and 70-meter-wide stage with a dynamic arc ensured that the artists were really at the center of the spectacle. For the first time since 2013 there was also an island stage in the middle of the audience. The unconventional design is intended to reflect this year's motto "Celebrate Diversity". It also symbolizes that Kiev will be the center of Europe for several days at the Eurovision Song Contest.

The design of the stage was created by the set designer Florian Wieder, who was already responsible for the stage design of the competition in the years 2011, 2012 and 2015.

In the video controllable lines around the main stage, the island platform and the stairs to the Green Room more than 2000 LED strip C25-250 from Schnick-Schnack-Systems have been installed - controlled by 40 System Power Supplies 4E and 2 Pixel-Gates.

Five GrandMA 2 consoles, three GrandMA light consoles and various fader wings were also provided for the perfect lighting of the show.

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Edge lighting main stage and island stage, backlighting stairs to the green room


Stage design

Florian Wieder

Light design

Jerry Appelt


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Saskia Gaulke