Taking place a stone’s throw from the contest, Liverpool City Council staged Eurovision Village – a hub for Eurovision fans and locals to experience the joy of live music on Liverpool’s Pier Head. Production management was provided by Events Design Company, led by Josh Keogh. The wider production team included Adlib (audio, lighting and video), ES Global (staging), Marshall Day Acoustics (noise management), PS Events Crew, Roadphone NRB (communications), STS Production Services (backline), Titanium Fireworks, UK Events Group (SFX) and UK Rigging.
Programming from Liverpool City Council reflected the host city’s slogan ‘United By Music’ and included performances from Ukraine’s former Eurovision winner Jamala, alongside BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the English National Opera, popular Ukrainian artists, as well as local and international artists to keep the party going throughout the nine days of celebrations.
This article originally appeared in issue #276 of TPi, which you can read here.
Words: Jacob Waite
Photos: Adlib – Steve Sroka and TPi