Eurovision preparations start at the arena

First truck with equipment has reached Wiener Stadthalle yesterday. Totally 350 new trucks will carry nearly 3500 tons equipment.

These include 26 cameras, 1400 headlights and 20 kilometers of cable.

Technical details about last year:


260 Dimmers
52 RGB LED strips (some 100 meters..)
4 ETC Source4 LED
24 ClayPaky Alpha Beam 1500
192 ClayPaky Sharpy Wash 330
248 GLP Impression X4
199 Martin Atomic 3000 Color
56 Martin Mac 2000 Wash XB
192 Martin Rush MH3 Beam
26 Martin Quantum Wash
210 Martin Viper Profile
142 PRG BadBoy CMY Spot
376 SGM Sixpack SP-6
736 ShowTec Sunstrip Active (10 ch)
29 Vari-Lite VL3500 Spot
48 Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash
188 Vari-Lite VL5 (mode 5)
Total 2982 fixtures..
16 NPUs and 8 8Port nodes in 5 dimmer-cities
Network Distribution 16 Luminex Gigacore on fibernetwork
About 160 DMX splitters, MA and Luminex
3 Hippos send 43 Universes back into the system via artnet for mapping of the Sunstrips, Atomics and Sixpacks.
50,000 DMX512 channels, 97 DMX universes, 3000 fixtures, 1700 movingheads
4 grandMA 2 full size


The performers’ vocals are all live – the musicians play their instruments, but the audio is not broadcast (or amplified) – the logistics of managing the wide variety of instruments and cable permutations in a fast-moving live TV production mean that it’s not possible.

29 x L’acoustics K1
20 x L’acoustics K1-SB
42 x L’acoustics K2
83 x L’acoustics Kara
22 x L’acoustics SB18
75 x L’acoustics LA8 Amp
7 x L’acoustics LA4X Amp
Monitor / Rehearsel
3 x Midas XL8 Console
5 x Midas DL431 Input Splitter Unit 24Ch Analog
16 x Midas DL451 Modular I/O Unit 12Ch
15 x Midas DL442 Analog Output Card 8ch for DL451
33 x Midas DL452 AES/EBU Card 8/8 for DL451
8 x Klark Teknik DN9650, AES50 to MADI 64ch
200 x Shure SE535 InEar
Wireless + split
1 x Digico SD10
15 x Sonifex RB-AES4X3
2 x Digico SD7
4 x Digico SD Rack


Video back wall is 110m longLED floor is a new touch-sensitive video surface, 8mm thick

16 x Barco HDQ-2K40 for the upper rows of the cube
16 x Barco HDX-W18 for the bottom row of the cube
~1200m2 of Kindwin 30mm Spider LED for backdrop
4 x Barco SLM R12 for end of catwalks
4 x Barco SLM R12 for portrait oriented screens on columns in audience
Custom made Martin fixtures on all facets of the cube structure
D3 media servers
For audience screens:
A mix of Panasonic PT-DZ21K and PT-DZ13K


5MW from the local grid, an additional 10MW from generators
50 km Powerlock cable and 275+ km of other power cables
Source: theatrecrafts