Due to the win of Duncan Lawrence in 2019, the annual Eurovision Song Contest was organized this year in Rotterdam Ahoy.
“It was an unparalleled show, proving that the Dutch events industry is world-class. To be able to live up to expectations during the pandemic is truly an achievement that makes us proud,” says CEO Cees-Jan Faber.
Faber was responsible for all video display technology, providing the video hardware, and the team of technicians who installed and operated the equipment. All 39 participating countries were able to list their specific video requirements to the ESC creative team for integrate into the overall show design. The most eye-catching part of the set designed by Florian Wieder (also known from the Emmy’s and MTV Music Awards) was the LED backdrop 52 meters wide and 12 meters high.
850 m² LED screens
Faber supplied a total of 850 square meters of LED and 100 LCD screens in Ahoy. And in addition to the construction and breaking crew, ten Faber executive technicians were active on site. “The integration of all kinds of techniques and the expertise of our people to make everything possible was of a special level,” says Sales Director Jeroen Jongenelen. “But extraordinary, of course, is what effect this had on the audience, in the hall, and at home.”