For the host city Rotterdam the Eurovision Song Contest is a great opportunity to be noticed all over the world. That’s why they are trying to let the city look in the best way. Like other host cities, also Rotterdam has become more colourful recently, there are big banners, flags and if you are in the city, you can’t really oversee that something big is going to happen here.
The citizens of Rotterdam are very proud to welcome delegations, press and fans from all over the world. There are various artists who got the chance to show their creations throughout the city. Dutch fashion designers have been working on turning the old country flags into fashion items. These SING ALONG fashion items will be presented in a fashion show at the countdown clock at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot and subsequently exhibited at the Bijenkorf.
Rotterdam lives and breathes the Port. It is raw, innovative and interwoven with our culture and history. With their project UpStreetRotterdam, Hiphop In Je Smoel celebrates the Port of Rotterdam and the raw, idiosyncratic character of Rotterdam. Streetart artists from the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Spain, England and France will create a gigantic collective artwork next to Ahoy. They will each create a work of art on a shipping container in their own distinctive style. Together, they will come to life as one large artwork. Visitors will be able to get a good look at the work from the watchtower. In addition, also under the title UpStreetRotterdam, Rotterdam artist Tymon de Laat is working on a portrait of Jeangu Macrooy on a 24 by 20 metre wall opposite Ahoy. The portrait is inspired by Bird of a new age, the song Jeangu will perform during the song contest on 22 May.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!