Eurovision 2024: Technical fun facts about the stage in Malmö Arena!

In a few days, it will be Sweden‘s 7th time to host the Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Stockholm in 1975, 2000 and 2016, in Gothenburg in 1985, and in Malmö in 1992, 2013 and 2024.

Here are some technical fun facts about this year’s Eurovision stage, as provided by the SVT Communications Team:

Cameras & Broadcast

  • 26 cameras used for the Broadcast

Of those 26 cameras:

  • 4 are mounted on a Rail
  • 2 are used on Telescopic Cranes
  • 7 Wireless Cameras (5 Stedicam, 2 Handheld)
  • 2 Aerial systems, 1 is a 2D camera system and 1 is a Drop camera system (top shot).
  • 2 identical OB-vans + a container village with all broadcast related built in.
  • LiveEdit is used as ACS system (Automated Camera Scripting). It is a system that is programmed to operate the vision mixer automatically, runned by time code from the music track. It also cues each camera operator before their shot.


  • We are using over 400 radios to communicate on site.
  • Over 60 radio channels (both analogue and digital) are used.
  • On top of that we also use over 200 intercom panels, both stationary and wireless.
  • The IT set up contain 110 WiFi access points and 82 network switches. And only the IT use over 8,2 km off signal cables


  • 196 variable speed hoist is used to position and move most of the lighting and LED element in the design.
  • 204 tons of technical gear is suspended from the arena ceiling.
  • 3,5 km of truss


  • 2168 Lighting fixtures. All lighting fixtures have a LED or laser source.
  • 4 weeks of pre-programming is needed.


  • There’s about 1 000 square meters of LED screen in and over the set.
  • Stage floor LED is 186m2
  • 5 LED video cubes are 460m2
  • 340m2 LED screen
  • 10 Media servers runs video content on all LED screens.


  • 68 speakers
  • 56 microphones
  • 9 sound desks
  • 3 different sound mixes are done IEM (in ear monitor) for the artists, PA for the audience onsite and the broadcast mix (for the TV-audience).

Stage management team

  • There is a six person stage management team. To assist them there is an additional stage crew of 36 people. They will have 55 SECONDS to move each prop into perfect position on stage while at the same time, rolling another prop off the stage. These movements are carefully choreographed and rehearsed, just like everything else in this show.


  • It requires in total about 230 people to operate the Eurovision broadcast, among them there are:
    • 3 Multicamera Directors
    • 40 camera operators including crane swingers, focus pullers, 2D cam pilot etc.
    • 6 operators for lighting & 2 for video
    • There are 8-9000 tickets for each show, sold to ticketholders from more than 80 countries.
    • The production team is on site 46 days in total, including the set up and dismantle.
    • We have about 350 people working on site right now and this number will grow to about 1500 in total during the broadcast week.
    • 1100 accredited media are expected from about 60 countries around the World.

You can watch the Eurovision stage in all its glory at the video down below:

Special thanks to Madeleine Sinding-Larsen, Head of Communications of Eurovision Song Contest 2024 and SVT for the invite!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding this year’s Eurovision Song Contest to be held this May in Malmö, Sweden!

Source: SVT
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Eurovision 2024: The Malmö Arena stage just got revealed!

Andreas Papayiannakis and EurovisionFun are reporting live from Malmö, got invited at the Stage Reveal event that took place earlier today at 14:00 CET and got the chance to have a first glimpse of the stage in full operation.

Today, the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is unveiled, and it is a well-qualified gang that is behind this year’s sparkling stage experience in Eurovision this year. It’s about the stage, lighting design and specially written music that will lift the competition and the entire TV show into a feast for eyes and ears – both for the audience on site and for TV viewers around the world.


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Florian Wieder – Production Designer
Florian Wieder is based in Los Angeles and Munich. Over the past 30 years, he has developed the creative and visual concepts for several large-scale shows, concerts, tours, ceremonies, music and television productions worldwide. Florian has worked with artists such as Beyonce, Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Robbie Williams, U2, Lady Gaga, Rammstein. He was a designer and creative producer for seven MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), 12 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) and has developed the Eurovision Song Contest seven times since 2011. In 2022, he designed the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. For the MTV VMAs, he was awarded a Primetime Emmy/Best Production Design.

Fredrik Stormby – Light and Screen Content Designer
With almost 25 years of experience, Fredrik Stormby has worked with concerts, theatre, corporate events and television productions. His latest engagements span several roles in projects such as ABBA Voyage, Melodifestivalen, Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour and Eurovision Song Contest 2013, 2016 and with Loreen 2023. Fredrik is one of the founders of Green Wall Designs, a creative studio specializing in lighting, stage and screen content, based in Stockholm. He takes a holistic approach to production design, seamlessly integrating light, video, and scenographic elements.

Eirik Røland and Johan Nilsson – composers for this year’s musical identity
As a duo, Eirik Røland and Johan Nilsson have collaborated since 2016 to produce music for games, television and other media. Previous notable work includes RAGE 2 (gerAAA games) and American Song Contest (NBC). When asked what their specialties are, they answer that it is about exploring and finding the soul and identity in something and touching and conveying a message to the listener. They specialize in composing adaptive music with the technology that this entails. The adaptive music leads to seamless transitions and in the Eurovision Song Contest it provides opportunities to create a soundscape that contributes to a more exciting voting. The duo expresses:

“The music for Eurovision is a mix of energetic dance music, modern film music with big EDM sounds and a touch of Nordic melodies and timbres. Extra fun is that parts of the music will be adaptive, which is the first time ever for Eurovision.

Special thanks to Madeleine Sinding-Larsen, Head of Communications of Eurovision Song Contest 2024 and SVT for the invite!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding this year’s Eurovision Song Contest to be held this May in Malmö, Sweden!

Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis/Eurovisionfun

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Eurovision 2024: Skånetrafiken releases unique tickets adapted for the Eurovision week!

Skånetrafiken, the regional public transport carrier of the region of Skåne – where Malmö is located, is developing two new tickets that are valid when the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the region!

In the first week of May, thousands of visitors are expected to visit the region Skåne. Skånetrafiken has decided to make it easy for everyone to choose to travel by train and bus and is therefore producing two adapted tickets for the Eurovision week. Both tickets are valid for eight days, 5-12 May. One is valid for the whole of Skåne and the other for over the Öresund Bridge, which connects the city of Malmö with the city of Copenhagen in Denmark, and in the whole of Skåne.

The tickets can of course be bought regardless of whether you are going to see Eurovision or not. 

This is how the tickets work:

  • Eurovision Skåne: Travel unlimited within Skåne for eight days for only 350 SEK (approx. 31 Euros). 
  • Eurovision Skåne/Copenhagen: Travel to and from Copenhagen with the Öresund train and throughout Skåne for eight days for only SEK 700 (approx. 61 Euros). 

Tickets can be purchased from April 15 to May 12 via the app which can be downloaded for Android or iOS devices via Google Play or Appstore respectively!

Update 16:57 CET:

Pernilla Lyberg, Sales and Marketing Manager at Skånetrafiken, says in a press release:

“We want to make it possible for as many people as possible to travel by bus and train. We will strengthen all traffic and have developed two really advantageous tickets.”

Changes to train services during the Eurovision week:

• Extra trains will go to Ystad and Trelleborg during the evenings.

• Some trains that would normally have Lund as their final station will continue to Hässleholm.

• Extra train to Helsingborg in the evening.

• Extra train to Copenhagen on Thursday, May 9th, when Denmark participates in the semi-finals.

Skånetrafiken writes that they also plan to increase the number of buses during the week and have customer hosts on site around Malmö. The customer center at Malmö Central Station will also extend its opening hours during the week.

In addition, will be partially translated into English.

Don’t miss out on the performance of Marcus & Martinus, at the Melodifestivalen 2024 afterparty that took place at Quality Friends Hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden, after their victory on this year’s Melodifestivalen final!

Check out our YouTube channel for more interviews, reactions videos and Melodifestivalen material!

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2024!

Source: Skånetrafiken

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