The design for the stage on which the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be held, has been revealed. The stage for 2018 takes inspiration from the hull of a ship and reflects Portugal’s history and culture.
Florian Wieder designed the stage for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Wieder was also responsible for several previous Eurovision stage designs, more recently the 2017 stage in Kiev. He has told on eurovision.tv what his thoughts and meanings with the stage for 2018 are:
“The rich history of the Portuguese as a maritime nation reflects, without any boundaries, all of the values that make the Eurovision Song Contest unique today. Portugal and especially Lisbon are historic melting pots. They are both enriched by the impressions of newly discovered cultures that were brought back to the home port. This is mainly due to the Portuguese sailor men. Who traveled the seas with courage and outstanding skills of navigation,” said Florian Wieder, Stage Designer for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
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“The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take you on an expedition through many different cultures in Europe and around the world. A journey through the high seas of music that pursues to discover, connect and ultimately unite the nations. Portugal stands for bringing together countries and their cultures. In 2018 Portugal will unite the music of Europe. Also, with this Eurovision Song Contest stage, Portugal will be the navigator and compass again,” according to Wieder.