EDITORIAL – The construction of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 stage and all of its surrounding has officially started. In the early morning of Sunday 11 April, the first trucks entered Rotterdam Ahoy.
From now on (with a strict Covid-19 protocol) work will be done day and night to prepare the stage, backstage area, press centre and all the other areas of what is perhaps the most complex TV production in Dutch history.
Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 said:
“After almost two years of preparation, the Eurovision Song Contest has finally arrived in Host City Rotterdam. Together with our suppliers and our partners we are working hard to make Rotterdam Ahoy our home. We cannot wait to show everyone what we have worked so hard for.”
The stage is set to be finished on 28 April. After that, technical and stand-in rehearsals will start. The first delegations are expected to arrive on 8 May.