Stage One Creative Services, based in Yorkshire, is building the stage for the BBC’s coverage of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 13th May.

The project will see the build of one of entertainment’s most complex stages for the world’s biggest music contest, which takes place in the Liverpool Arena, as the city hosts 2023 Contest on behalf of the 2022 winners.

The build is designed by Julio Himede for Yellow Studios, and realised by a technical team comprised of Gary Beestone, Luke Mills and Matthias Kublik,

James O’Brien, Executive in Charge of Production, BBC Studios said: “Stage One have picked up the challenge to build the stage in such a short timeframe and ran with it. It’s an incredibly complex operation and they’ve left no stone unturned in ensuring this magnificent structure, set to home 37 Eurovision hopefuls is delivered on time.”

Tim Leigh, Managing Director, Stage One Creative Services said: “Over the years, we’ve worked on several editions of Eurovision, but this is the very first time we’ve been asked to deliver the main stage structure. This project has touched almost every department at Stage One; from our structural engineers, our CAD designers to almost everyone in our workshops.

“In just over two weeks, we will have designed and manufactured over 260 individual components that will be assembled on site to create the stage. It’s a real testament to our workforce who are some of the most committed and skilled individuals you will ever meet. I am lucky to have each and every one of them.”

Stage One Creative Service’s previous credits includes the London 2012 Opening Ceremonies, UAE National Day, as well as a giant cable net system and structural set pieces for Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics tour.


Pippa Considine

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