The design of the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest of 2020 is inspired by the flat Dutch landscape. The first images of the stage designed by Florian Wieder were distributed by the NPO on Monday.
The German set designer included the theme of next year's Songfestival - Open Up - in his design. "The set design shows the connection between the sky, the sea and the land. The horizon is the link between these elements and that horizon will act as a window to open the world of Eurovision 2020," he explains.
With his design, he hopes to bring the performing artists as close as possible to the audience. There will also be a so-called green room during this edition where the artists will go before and after their performance.
The Wieder design was selected as the winner from various proposed ideas. The design of the stage was also handled by Wieder for the last three editions of the Songfestival. The stage must be built in the first weeks of April in Rotterdam Ahoy.
This year's Songfestival takes place on 12, 14 and 16 May in Rotterdam after the victory of Duncan Laurence on behalf of the Netherlands earlier this year. The singer gained the most points in May with his song Arcade .
Wieder's idea was chosen from various submitted designs. (Photo: NPO / AVROTROS / NOS)