Best of Eurovision Week: Are you ready for the party of the year?

Best of Eurovision Week: Are you ready for the party of the year?
Copenhagen has no less than 180 concerts, quizzes, parties, debates, theatre plays, films, public viewings and fun happenings on the programme during the Eurovision Song Contest this week and most of them are free of charge!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Are you ready for the party of the year? Copenhagen has no less than 180 concerts, quizzes, parties, debates, theatre plays, films, public viewings and fun happenings on the programme - most of them completely free of charge. Here's a selection of the best: Highlights from Copenhagen's Eurovision programme

And here's some more Fun Facts about our host city Copenhagen and this weeks' Eurovision Song Contest:

Basim: My Copenhagen

Emilie de Forest: My Copenhagen

Read Copenhagen's Eurovision programme

How to get to and from B&W Hallerne on Eurovision Island

Download programme app "Join Us in Copenhagen" in App Store

More details about what's happening all week is also available right here

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FUN FACTS

About the Eurovision Song Contest

• Is the world's largest music competition 
• Is the largest TV-production in Danish history to date 
• Involves 9 shows with audience 
• Has 37 participating countries 
• In 2013, a total of 170 million viewers watched the show
• 1500-1700 journalists & photographers from across the globe cover the event 
• Some 10,000 persons are accredited – people working on the show, the media and the participating delegations from the various countries 
• 90,000 is the number of audience who will have seen the show live
• Approx. 80,000 bed nights are expected in the Greater Copenhagen Area 
• Involves a total of 78.5 hours of rehearsals and shows with the finalists

About the Burmeister & Wain shipyard (the venue) and the show 
• 60 is the number of meters from floor to ceiling at the venue's highest point
• If you'd fill up the B&W shipyard with champagne there'd be room for 724,000,000 million litres 
In total there are: 
• 550 staff members involved in the actual show-production
• 800 m2 scenography 
• 40 tonnes of steel has been used for parts of the scenography
• Over 1200 m2 of LED screen 
• 9 million diodes on the floor and back wall of the stage
• 1,679,616 pixels in the stage floor 
• 22 confetti guns 
• 94 microphones 
• 22 cameras
• 14 persons placed in 24 meters height during the shows handling the follow spots
• A total of 2810 lamps 
• 100 trucks have been to the B&W venue with technical equipment 
• 15,886 m2 of tents outside the B&W venue for media centre, back stage, etc. 
• 35,700 meters of silencing fabric has been stuck on the B&W venue
• 275 km of power lock cables is in use at the B&W venue 
• The banners on the outer side of the B&W venue measure 55x30m and 40x35m 
• Internet speed is 10 gb/s fed redundant

About the food 
At the B&W venue per lunch is served:
• 182 kg chicken 
• 130 kg pork (cuts of pig)
• 124 kg jacket potatoes
• 100 kg carrots

About the makeup
At the event is used:
• 150 cans of face powder 
• 90 nail varnishes 
• 300 cans of hair spray 
• 1000 sets of fake eyelashes

About the volunteers
• Host City Copenhagen engage with 930 volunteers during the event 
• The volunteers represent 53 different nationalities
• The youngest volunteer is 18 years old and the oldest 77 years old

About Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 
• It is the 3rd time that the Eurovision Song Contest is held in Denmark 
• It is the 59th Eurovision Song Contest 
• Denmark has been in the Top 5-ranks fourteen times
• A host nation has won three times on home ground in the ESC history 
• Denmark has never won twice in a row

About this year's artists
• There are 17 female soloists in the year's Eurovision (Incl. Conchita Wurst) 
• Three duets 
• A maximum of 6 performers are allowed on the stage simultaneously
• 33 of the 37 entries are performed in English