Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) Is a Europe-wide annual competition with a reputation for unpredictability and diversity.

Official Eurovision website:


LSI: Eurovision 2002 (July 2002)
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From Lighting & Sound International

LSI: Eurovision 2009 (July 2009)
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From Lighting & Sound International

LSI: Eurovision 2011 (June 2011)
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From Lighting & Sound International

LSI: Eurovision 2013 (July 2013)
[11.91Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

LSI - Eurovision 2018 (June 2018)
[3.91Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

2019 from Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Final: 18 May 2019

Equipment List:

2018 from Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal

Final: 12 May 2018

First year for a while with no giant LED video wall at the rear of the stage.

Information from M-M-PR blog:

2017 from Kyiv, Ukraine

9, 11 & 13 May 2017

Equipment List
(89000 Parameters and 9856 Fixtures)

Light Designer: Jerry Appelt


FOH lighting

Light Control and Parameters




Behind the Scenes 2017

2016 from Stockholm, Sweden

Live Design article about the technical production:

Equipment List

ADJ Matrix Dotz 16 x 30
Ayrton Magic Dot -R x 90
BBS Area x 14
BBS Pipeline x 5
Chromlec Elidy Big x 21
Clay Paky Mythos x 120
Clay Paky Scenius x 58
Clay Paky Sharpy x 308
Clay Paky Sharpy Wash x 166
Clay Paky Stormy x 5
GrandMA2 Light x 11
GrandMA2 Full x 2
Hes Uno x 102
Martin Atomic LED / Atomic Colours x 105
Martin Mac Aura x 173
Martin VDO 10 Spectron 32 x 60
Robe BMFL Blade x 88
Robe BMFL Spot x 6
Robert Juliat Lancelot x 8
SGM P5 x 200
Tourpro Lightsky Aquabeam x 67
Vari*Lite 3500 Wash x 40

2015 from Vienna, Austria

Lighting Tests:

Clay Paky lighting equipment: Mythos, Sharpy Wash 330, A.leda B-EYE, Stormy
Lighting Designer: Al Gurdon
Set Designer: Florian Wieder
Rental company: Production Resource Group (PRG: Live)
PRG: UK Head of Event Services: Richard Gorrod

Pyrotechnic Effects:

Props and Scene Changes:

2014 from Copenhagen, Denmark

Information from technicians posting on Facebook, with many thanks


The event was held in a former shipyard called the B&W Hallerne on the Refshaleøen which is a small island just off Copenhagen.
Venue website:
Google Maps: Venue location
Virtual tour: Inside the venue in the industrial days (Google Maps)


260 Dimmers
52 RGB LED strips (some 100 meters..)
4 ETC Source4 LED
24 ClayPaky Alpha Beam 1500
192 ClayPaky Sharpy Wash 330
248 GLP Impression X4
199 Martin Atomic 3000 Color
56 Martin Mac 2000 Wash XB
192 Martin Rush MH3 Beam
26 Martin Quantum Wash
210 Martin Viper Profile
142 PRG BadBoy CMY Spot
376 SGM Sixpack SP-6
736 ShowTec Sunstrip Active (10 ch)
29 Vari-Lite VL3500 Spot
48 Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash
188 Vari-Lite VL5 (mode 5)
Total 2982 fixtures.

16 NPUs and 8 8Port nodes in 5 dimmer-cities
Network Distribution 16 Luminex Gigacore on fibernetwork
About 160 DMX splitters, MA and Luminex

3 Hippos send 43 Universes back into the system via artnet for mapping of the Sunstrips, Atomics and Sixpacks.

50,000 DMX512 channels, 97 DMX universes, 3000 fixtures, 1700 movingheads
4 grandMA 2 full size


The performers’ vocals are all live – the musicians play their instruments, but the audio is not broadcast (or amplified) – the logistics of managing the wide variety of instruments and cable permutations in a fast-moving live TV production mean that it’s not possible.
29 x L’acoustics K1
20 x L’acoustics K1-SB
42 x L’acoustics K2
83 x L’acoustics Kara
22 x L’acoustics SB18
75 x L’acoustics LA8 Amp
7 x L’acoustics LA4X Amp
Monitor / Rehearsel
3 x Midas XL8 Console
5 x Midas DL431 Input Splitter Unit 24Ch Analog
16 x Midas DL451 Modular I/O Unit 12Ch
15 x Midas DL442 Analog Output Card 8ch for DL451
33 x Midas DL452 AES/EBU Card 8/8 for DL451
8 x Klark Teknik DN9650, AES50 to MADI 64ch
200 x Shure SE535 InEar
Wireless + split
1 x Digico SD10
15 x Sonifex RB-AES4X3
2 x Digico SD7
4 x Digico SD Rack


Video back wall is 110m long
LED floor is a new touch-sensitive video surface, 8mm thick
16 x Barco HDQ-2K40 for the upper rows of the cube
16 x Barco HDX-W18 for the bottom row of the cube
~1200m2 of Kindwin 30mm Spider LED for backdrop
4 x Barco SLM R12 for end of catwalks
4 x Barco SLM R12 for portrait oriented screens on columns in audience
Custom made Martin fixtures on all facets of the cube structure
D3 media servers

For audience screens:
A mix of Panasonic PT-DZ21K and PT-DZ13K


5MW from the local grid, an additional 10MW from generators
50 km Powerlock cable and 275+ km of other power cables



Eurovision Steadicam – 2009

Best of Eurovision

Past Eurovision venues:

2016: Stockholm, Sweden (The Globe Arena, which was completed in 1989, already hosted the Eurovision Song Contest before, back in 2000. The venue’s regular capacity is between 14,000 and 16,000 spectators)
2015: Vienna (Wiener Stadthalle)
2014: Denmark (Copenhagen, B&W Hallerne)
2013: Sweden (Malmö Arena)
2012: Azerbaijan (Baku, Baku Crystal Hall)
2011: Germany (Düsseldorf, Esprit Arena)
2010: Norway (Oslo, Telenor Arena)
2009: Russia (Moscow, Olympic Indoor Arena)
(to be confirmed: “The set for the Eurovision Finale in Moscow in 2009 utilised 30 percent of the world’s supply of LED screens”)
2008: Serbia (Belgrade, Belgrade Arena)
2007: Finland (Helsinki, Hartwall Arena)
2006: Greece (Athens, Olympic Indoor Hall)
2005: Ukraine (Kiev, Sport Palace)
2004: Turkey (Istanbul, Abdi İpekçi Arena)
2003: Latvia (Riga, Skonto Hall)
2002: Estonia (Tallinn, Saku Suurhall)
2001: Denmark (Copenhagen, Parken Stadium)
2000: Sweden (Stockholm, Stockholm Globe Arena)
1999: Israel (Jerusalem, International Convention Centre)
1998: UK (Birmingham, National Indoor Arena)
1997: Ireland (Dublin, Point Theatre)
1996: Norway (Oslo, Oslo Spektrum)
1995: Ireland (Dublin, Point Theatre)
1994: Ireland (Dublin, Point Theatre)
1993: Ireland (Millstreet, Green Glens Arena)
1992: Sweden (Malmö Isstadion)
1991: Italy (Rome, Studio 15 di Cinecittà)
1990: Yugoslavia (Zagreb, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Centre)
1989: Switzerland (Lausanne, Palais de Beaulieu)
1988: Ireland (Dublin, RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion)
1987: Belgium (Brussels, Centenary Palace)
1986: Norway (Bergen, Grieghallen)
1985: Sweden (Gothenburg, Scandinavium)
1984: Luxembourg (Luxembourg City, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg)
1983: Germany (Munich, Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle)
1982: UK (Harrogate, Harrogate International Centre)
1981: Ireland (Dublin, RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion)
1980: Netherlands (The Hague, Nederlands Congresgebouw)
1979: Israel (Jerusalem, International Convention Centre)
1978: France (Paris, Palais des Congres)
1977: UK (London, Wembley Conference Centre)
1976: Netherlands (The Hague, Nederlands Congresgebouw)
1975: Sweden (Stockholm, Stockholm International Fairs)
1974: UK (Brighton, Brighton Dome)
1973: Luxembourg (Luxembourg City, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg)
1972: UK (Edinburgh, Usher Hall)
1971: Ireland (Dublin, Gaiety Theatre)
1970: Netherlands (Amsterdam, RAI Congrescentrum)
1969: Spain (Madrid, Teatro Real)
1968: UK (London, Royal Albert Hall)
1967: Austria (Vienna, Großer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg)
1966: Luxembourg (Luxemboug City, Villa Louvigny)
1965: Italy (Naples, Sala di Concerto della RAI)
1964: Denmark (Copenhagen, Tivolis Koncertsal)
1963: UK (London, BBC Television Centre)
1962: Luxembourg (Luxemboug City, Villa Louvigny)
1961: France (Cannes, Palais des Festivals)
1960: UK (London, Royal Festival Hall)
1959: France (Cannes, Palais des Festivals)
1958: Netherlands (Hilversum, AVRO Studio)
1957: Germany (Frankfurt-am-Main, Großer Sendesaal)
1956: Switzerland (Lugano, Teatro Kursaal)