AUSTRIA – DW presented a video with the original design of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest stage by Austrian mastermind Florian Wieder. The original design included rolling LEDs and Green Room in both sides of the arena with a catwalk in the middle. The design rejected and revamped due to high cost.
Ola Melzig explains that the current stage design is about 30 tons of 350 sq. meters with the main stage moving independently falling and rising during the performances, changing the geometry of the scene to adjust each performance to a unique presentation.
GENEVA – The EBU has launched a new online community for Eurovision fans entitled Eurovision Fan House (EFH). “Envisioned as an ever-expanding collection of digital properties which will provide gamification, on-demand merchandising, artificial intelligence-powered content and multiple other engaging forms of digital entertainment.
The EFH aims to engage the global, predominantly millennial fan base with the Eurovision Song Contest on a year-round basis”, the EBU said in a statement.
New York-based Native Media Inc. has been commissioned to design, build and commercialise the online EFH over a period of ten years. It is expected to roll out throughout 2017/2018. More details on the project will be released on May 1.
UKRAINE – The team of http://www.oikotimes.com is excited to announce and invite you all in the anniversary party which will take place at the Euroclub on May 2nd.
Twenty one years after the creation of oikotimes and sixteen years after its online launch, the team is gearing up and exciting night with several Eurovision stars attending.
The sexy duet Alex Florea with Ilinca (also known as the Romanian Alyona Lanskaya), the Maltese princess Claudia Faniello, the sexy Kasia Mos from Poland, the ultimate party boys from Moldova, Sunstroke Project, mystic Dihaj from Azerbaijan, jazz enchant Martina Barta from Czech Republic and of course the host country hunks O.Torvald will sing for us and for you on stage.
Since it’s an oikotimes.com party you never know what the closing act could be!
The event is taking place at the Euroclub on May 2nd kicking off at 21:30 with an amazing (as always) DJ set by our famous colleague DJ Farouk (also known froths amazing photo / video work at http://www.concours-eurovision.fr).
with special thanks to http://www.MAD.tv for the assistance
Free admission for all members of the press and delegations.
UKRAINE – Ukraine OGAE Party will take place on 5th of May at EuroClub (“Parkovyi”) under the Eurovision week in Ukraine. Party’s guests:
Honored Artist of Ukraine – Andriy Kniaz
Participant of national selection in Ukraine, 2016 and Belarus, 2017 – Vladislav Kurasov
Finalist of Ukrainian national selection in 2017 – TAYANNA
Ukraine on Eurovision 2010 – ALYOSHA
The main star of the evening and silver winner at Eurovision 2007 – Verka Serduchka
Beginning at at 20:00. The beginning of the afterparty at 23:00. Tickets for visiting Euroclub during all two weeks you can purchase on the official website: http://euroclub-ukraine.com.ua or https://www.concert.ua/booking/euroclub
EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / UKRAINE – Due to the implementation of state-of-the-art technology, changes had to be made to the floor plan of the International Exhibition Centre, the venue for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Fans with tickets to the shows are advised that changes could affect up to 2% of all ticket holders. Additionally, an additional wave of tickets will become available.
Production crew is working around the clock at the IEC to make sure the venue is ready to welcome contestants from 42 countries, as many of them travel to Kyiv for their first rehearsals in the next few days. Last-minute implementation of state-of-the-art technology required a minor change in the venue’s floor plan, affecting a small number of seats.
Representatives of Concert.ua, this year’s official ticket partner, will contact the affected ticket holders today, Friday 28 April, to offer them a different seat. Alternatively, ticket holders may opt for a refund, in case Concert.ua cannot offer a satisfactory alternative. Concert.ua will contact ticket holders through the contact details provided upon purchase.
The floor plan changes also have a positive consequence; additional seats and standing places will become available in the Fan Zone. A new wave of tickets will be up for sale shortly.
Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: “All of the affected fans will receive an email communication from Concert.ua on the email address they used to purchase their tickets, and are entitled to a replacement ticket in the same show that they purchased tickets for. Alternatively, a refund is also available. We understand the frustrations of all the fans affected and are working with Concert.ua and UA:PBC to ensure all are reimbursed or relocated.”
Stay tuned for further announcements about tickets for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The organisers strongly advise ticket buyers to only purchase tickets via the official ticket partner Concert.ua.