The Song Contest season of 2021 is in full swing and all of Rotterdam and the world wants to enjoy it. In Host City Rotterdam, webcams have been placed at several iconic Eurovision Song Contest venues, broadcasting what's happening there 24/7. Check out the various live streams below.
To count down together, a big clock has been built in front of the new, iconic building, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. The clock will be manually updated every day. Some days this will be done by a special guest. We will keep the details of how the Song Contest organisers will be marking the final days at the clock in the run-up to the final a surprise for the time being. The organisers are calling on all fans to join the countdown via Instagram with the hashtags #100DaysToEurovision, #100DaysToOpenUp, #LetsCountDownTogether, #OpenUp,# ESF2021, # ESC2021, #Eurovision, #Songfestival, #rotterdammakeithappen or #rotterdam #makeithappen
Next to Rotterdam Ahoy, a large mural was created of Jeangu Macrooy, the Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The artwork was created by artist Tymon de Laat and was placed on the wall especially for the Song Contest. According to Tymon, the colourful plant-like shapes of the mural represent the diversity of society and the freedom to grow in all directions. The initiative for the mural comes from Hiphop In Je Smoel. Their project, UPStreetRotterdam, is part of the city dressing of Host City Rotterdam ESC2021. These are the other city dressers.
The Song Contest spectacle will kick off in Host City Rotterdam in May. The build-up to the Song Contest in Rotterdam Ahoy has already started. People are working day and night to get the stage, backstage area, press centre and other areas ready. Curious about what's going on before, during and after the event? The Ahoy Rotterdam webcam keeps you up to date 24/7!
Some well-known Rotterdam icons will also be celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest. Between 14 and 22 May 2021, the Erasmus Bridge will be illuminated several times in honour of the Eurovision Song Contest. The famous KPN Led Wall, on the Link building, will also be displaying artwork related to the event.
With the brand-new concept, The Shape of Rotterdam, the creative agency Arttenders will provide a multifunctional interpretation of the outdoor space. On the Annie M.G. Schmidtplein in the Hart van Zuid, a shape called The Splash is being realised. This art object will be delivered on 28 April and can also serve as a stage for the Rotterdam City Programme. The design has been developed together with the residents and entrepreneurs around the square, the developers of Hart van Zuid and the municipality of Rotterdam, together with Arttenders and the Rotterdam artist Cindy Bakker.
OSRAM, official lighting partner of Eurovision Song Content, will light up Rotterdam during the live shows. The City Hall of Rotterdam, one of the city’s most beautiful buildings, will also be shining in bright colors. In which color the City Hall will be illuminated in will be determined by viewers using the OSRAM Instagram Channel. Everybody can give appreciation for the artists during the two semifinals and the final. The scale goes from one to twelve. The average value of all the votes produces the final score and therefore the color in which the city hall will be illuminated. The results will be immediately visible in the city and via webcam throughout the world.