How big shows are built

Eurovision stage

Ola Melzig, Production Manager for lights, sound, video and rigging used in 2009 Eurovision Song Contest is keeping on on-line diary of the production.
The first broadcasts will be aired between May 12 and May 16 throughout Europe. Because the size of the production the project to build all needed technology and other infrastructure has started almost one month ago. The show takes place in Moscow Russia. The diary includes text, lots of good pictures and some funny notes.

The Eurovision Diary 2009 web site can be found at
or you can find it through
The includes also similar diary report on how Eurovision 2007 was built in Helsinki Finland.


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    Information on how Eurovision 2010 show is built can be found at Eurovision Diary 2010

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  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Mini backstage tour of the control area.

    To nerds like me, this is massively more entertaining than what goes on in the front of house in the Festival :D


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