“PLASA Focus: Backstage Malmö” an opportunity for a first-hand look at the technologies being employed for the Eurovision Live Shows.
“PLASA Focus: Backstage Malmö” will take place on May 7 – 8, one week prior to Eurovision’s live broadcasts, in Malmö, Sweden. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest, produced by the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and SVT, the national broadcaster of last year’s winning nation, Sweden, will be preceded by PLASA Focus: Backstage Malmö — an opportunity for industry professionals to take a first-hand look at the technologies being employed for the Eurovision Live Shows.
So what is included in the presentations? You will be brought on a series of exclusive backstage tours during technical rehearsals, followed by Q&A sessions with the show’s design team and technology providers. There will also be a program of seminar presentations and an exhibit showcasing the technology plus dinner and drinks with the team in the evening.
The creative team for Eurovision 2013 includes Sven Stojanovic(creative director), Frida Arvidsson, and Viktor Brattström (set),Frederick Jönsson (lighting – contest), Emma Landare (lighting -opening acts, intervals & voting), Mikki Kunttu (video), Magnus Johansson (PA system design), Matthias Winter (FOH sound) andFredrik Stålne (broadcast sound). Confirmed Technical Partners include Barco (projection), MA Lighting (lighting control), Clay Paky,SGM, and Company NA (lighting fixtures), Wireless Solution Sweden(wireless DMX control systems), Sennheiser (microphones & personal monitoring), Green Hippo (media servers) and CAST (whose BlackTrax system will provide what Melzig describes as the ‘Show Wow’).
The full website and online registration will be launched next week. The event is €75 to attend, which includes the backstage tours, seminars, and entry to the exhibition plus dinner and drinks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to book accommodation at preferential rates, at a choice of official PLASA Focus: Backstage Malmö hotels. Numbers are strictly limited, so organizers urge all those wishing to attend to register for priority booking at the link below.
So if you are a Eurovision Fan and work in the Technology Industry then this is the ideal exhibition for you to attend!
Author/Website Co-Founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
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