Athens 2006: stage is ancient theatre
January 24, 2006
The stage of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest will look like a modern version of an ancient Greek theatre. Earlier we already revealed that the concept would have strong links with Greece's ancient history. As in previous years, lights, monitors and most likely some moving elements will give each performance its own, unique atmosphere.
The Olympic Indoor Arena, a huge venue with a capacity of almost 18,000 people, brought a new challenge on the table; will everyone be able to see the show, even from the top rows? To solve this issue, the ceiling will carry a substantial amount of monitors. According to widely spread rumours, a blue shade will make the audience look like the sea.
Tomorrow, host broadcaster ERT will most likely reveal more information about the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.