May 21


Hejsan svejsan you crazy people! I know many of you are interested in what we used in this show. So here we go!

It’s hard do Television without lighting, so we kindly asked Litecom to pack a couple of trailers with the following:

44 x Ayrton Bora

46 x Ayrton Ghibli

106 x Ayrton Khamsin

206 x Ayrton MagicBalde-FX

358 x Ayrton MagicBalde-R

54 x Ayrton MagicDot-R

66 x Clay Paky Axcor 600

152 x Clay Paky Sharpy Wash

116 x Clay Paky SharpyPLUS

72 x Clay Paky UNICO

376 x DTS Katana

48 x DTS Synergy

210 x ETC S4 LED 2, Daylight HD

30 x GLP JDC-1

106 x GLP X4 Bar 20

28 x Goldpix 7×7 LED Matrix

87 x Robe BMFL Spot

116 x Robe BMFL WashBeam

78 x Robe MegaPointe

94 x SGM Q7

17 x LiteCom Spotdrive Remote Followspot Control

8 x LiteCom Camera Ringlite

9 x LiteCom Camera Mini Panel

8 x LiteCom Camera Panel

4 x MA2 FullSIze

13 x MA2 Light

22 x GrandMA NPU

22 x GrandMA 8port node

7 pcs MDG ATMe

And it’s even harder to make Television without Cameras so we asked NEP to bring the following:

2 x Fullsize OB Trucks

23 x Broadcast cameras

11km of broadcast cables

Cuepilot System

30 x Ipads

4 x Cases of Loka Crush Raspberry

And if you want some of the cameras to have a little action, you better ask Opertec to bring this:

1 x 52ft Moviebird Crane

1 x 45ft Moviebird Crane

2 x Remote controlled telescopic dollies with rails

1 x 2D System

1 x Dropcam system

We also had 3 x Steadi cam operators in our show.

Video is fun! So we asked PRG to bring this:

552 x Panels Roe CB5

384 x Panels of Gloshine LM 4,81

22 x Panasonic DZ-21 Projectors

2 200 x VER Blade 90cm

6 x Bromton 4k led processor and distributors

6 xDisguise d3 vx4 Media Servers

2 x Midi distributor X4

8 x Bird dog studio ndi

4 x D3 editor computer intel i9 with 64 gig ram nvidia 2080ti graphic card nvme 3.2 tera drive

10 x D3 designer dongles

4 pcs GrandMA 8port node, onPC

Since we like to blow shit up, we told Pyroman to bring this:

10 x Heavy fog machines

48 x Flame Unites

20 x Spark Machines.

18 x MagicFX Smoke Jet

24 x 16 channel pyroracks on stage.

1 x Waterfall trusses with 40 holders

8 x Magnum Confetti Cannons for the winning song

2 x Universal Effects Wind Machine

8 x MagicFX Stage Fans

We are noisy people, so we asked Agora and Sennheiser to bring this:

52 x L-Acoustics K2

12 x L-Acoustics KS28

22 x L-Acoustics Kara

2 x DiGiCo SD5 Core 2  : Waves + Optocore

3 DiGiCo SD5 Core 2  : Optocore

2 x Digico SD9: Optocore

7 x DiGiCo SD Rack  : Optocore

3 x RME MADIFace Router

3 x Optocore DD2 FR/FX

5 x Optocore DD4 MR/FX

8 x Lawo Madi SRC

232 x Sennheiser Microphones

250 x Sennheiser IEM molds

110 x Sennheiser IEM Receivers

24 x Sennheiser IEM Transmitters

And PRG hung the 185 tonnes with:

1 050 x Rigging Points

650 x hoists

110  xLoad Cells

6 500  x Meters of truss

Since we like to talk, we asked Riedel to bring the following:

175 x Intercom Panels

265 x Analogue Radios

205 x Tetra Radios

20 x km of Signal fiber cables

1150 x rechargeable battery sets

140  x network switches

260  x WIFI Access points

6000 Mbit/s internet capacity.

And that is, in short, what you need to do a Eurovision Song Contest! Quite simple if you think about it!

Here are some other fun facts!

The original Expo was built before the birth of the State of Israel

The Expo moved to its current location in 1948

The stage was located in Hall 2 that was opened four years ago.

The greenroom and delegation bubble was located in Hall 1next door.

It took 54 days from load in to load out.

Build up was 21 days long. Load out is only 96 hours.

We had 7 200 spectators in the audience

We were using 3 000 shifts of stage hands to do this production.

It required 225 people to operate the Eurovision broadcasts.

We brought 250 Trucks of gear for the production

We used 37 x Forklifts, Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts for the build up and load out.

A total of 250 kilometers of cable was used in this production.

Catering served over 50 000 meals

My Espresso machine in the Production Office brewed 1 000 cups of Espresso

Wew really need a holiday now!

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