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BBC appoints Stage One Creative Services to build Eurovision stage

The stage is inspired by a wide hug, and includes over 260 individual components that will be assembled on site at the Liverpool Arena

The BBC has appointed Yorkshire-based Stage One Creative Services to build the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The stage has been designed by Julio Himede for Yellow Studios, and delivered by a technical team comprised of Gary Beestone, Luke Mills and Matthias Kublik.

It is inspired by a wide hug, opening its arms to Ukraine from Liverpool Arena as the city hosts 2023 Contest on behalf of the 2022 winners.

A Stage One welder in their Yorkshire studio building part of the Eurovision stage structure

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 added: “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 include the London 2012 Opening Ceremonies, UAE National Day, and a giant cable net system and structural set pieces for Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics tour.

A Stage One engineer inspecting a light fixture to be used as part of the Eurovision Song Contest stage in Liverpool