Copenhagen to light up during Eurovision contest

Danish capital will host more than 180 special events

During the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, the Danish capital will be hosting more than 180 special events. One of the highlights is a major light art project.

At B&W Hallerne, the official Eurovision concert venue, artist Jesper Kongshaug will create “a magical architectural tale” in a project called skyLINE. At the same time, the lighting of architectural landmarks at Copenhagen Harbour will create a connection between the “Eurovision Island” of Refshaleøen and the rest of the city.

In addition, Denmark will be hosting Eurovision events at nine destinations around the world in which Danish embassies and VisitDenmark will “spread the good cheer from Copenhagen” to a large international audience. Activities are planned in Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, London, Stockholm, Oslo, Moscow, Sydney and Washington.

The dates set for the two semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest are May 6 and 8, with the final planned for the evening of May 10.

“The Eurovision Song Contest is a huge media event with 170 million viewers all over the world and thousands of visiting guests who will have an opportunity to experience excellent Danish hospitality,” Danish Minister for Culture Marianne Jelved said. “Jesper Kongshaug’s light installation will give both Danish and international guests an opportunity to experience a sophisticated art project that connects Europe to the rest of Copenhagen’s beautiful and fascinating skyline.”

More about Copenhagen’s events during Eurovision Song Contest can be found here.

TTG Nordic

[pictured: Jesper Kongshaug’s lighting work on Big-Bang Family Performance about the Wonders of the Universe; courtesy Jesper Kongshaug]

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