Eurovision 2017: Kyiv Puts the Final Touches to the Preparations

03.05.17
Eurovision 2017: Kyiv Puts the Final Touches to the Preparations

Very soon Eurovision Song Contest 2017 begins. The capital of Ukraine looks super busy finishing construction works and adding final touches to make Eurovision 2017 memorable and enjoyable for all the guests and participants.

The stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv is almost finished. It turned out to be a huge structure. Height: 14 meters, width: 70 meters, depth: 28 meters. The stage floor measures 350 square meters and weighs 30 tons. The stage is surrounded by two gigantic arches made for projections. The arches also contains LED strips. There will be 1000 square meters of LED Screens, with a 71 000 002 pixels resolution.
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Starting from April 21, 2017 various rehearsals have been taking place on the newly constructed stage to test its readiness for the live shows. The tech team confirmed that everything works perfectly and all the guests will enjoy a vibrant and high-quality acoustics as well as impressive visuals.

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Eurovision 2017 Contest producer Kristen Bjorkman also named the artists who will be performing during interval acts. The audience will be entertained by live performances of Eurovision 2004 and 2017 winners Ruslana and Jamala, ONUKA and Naoni orchestra.

In the back of the Kyiv International Exhibition Centre the Greenroom will be mounted. The spectator seating area will have around 7000 seats. Interesting fact, some of the seats were rented out in other Ukrainian cities, for example, a big number of seats were shipped to Kyiv from Arena Lviv Stadium. The Exhibition center will also host the press center and delegation area.

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As you have probably heard already, "Kyiv International Exhibition Centre" will be the arena for Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The expo center is an indoor exhibition center spanning over an area of 58,000 square meters, hosting major exhibitions and trade fairs. The expo center is situated five-minute walk from Livoberezhna underground station at Brovarsky Avenue and only some stops by metro or 10 minutes away from the center of the city. It also has good connection with Boryspil International Airport lying at 27 km distance.

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On May 7th, 2017 Eurovision in Kyiv will officially kick off with a Red Carpet Ceremony. The Red Carpet will take place on Sunday May 7th, 2017 at Mariyinsky Palace. Mariyinsky Palace is the official ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine in Kyiv. At the Red Carpet all the contestants are presented to the press, fans and guests with lots of beautiful dresses, festivities and selfies.

The 2017 Eurovision Village will be the Official Fan Zone during Eurovision. It will be located on Khreshchatyk Street (stretching from  Proreznaya Street to Bogdan Khmelnitsky Street). The central location of the venue makes it very comfortable to get to and from. The Eurovision Village will be open from May 4th till May 14th and will offer the guests to enjoy the Eurovision ambiance and authentic atmosphere. Eurovision Village will operate daily from noon till 10 PM, with the exception of May 9th, 11th and 13th when the live Eurovision shows take place. On these dates the fan zone will be open until the end of the shows. The entrance to the Eurovision village will be free.

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A grand stage will be installed at the Eurovision Village where the 2017 Eurovision acts, Ukrainian artists and other performers will be invited to perform for all the guests. There will be many live shows and special events taking place here.

4 giant screens will be installed in the Eurovision Village, so that the public will have a chance to view all of 3 Eurovision live shows including the Semi-finals and Grand Final, along with the Opening Ceremony and Red Carpet.

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Sofiivska Square will be also housing a Fan Zone from April 30th to May 14th accommodating up to 10,000 visitors. The fan zone will be divided into cultural, art, information, recreation, entertainment zones and will include food courts.

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