Ampco Flashlight selected as Eurovision tech supplier
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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The Netherlands - Emerging victorious after an extensive tender period, Dutch supplier Ampco Flashlight has been selected to supply audio, lights and rigging for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the Rotterdam Ahoy Arena in May 2021. After being postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, preparations are already in full swing for the live 2021 broadcast.
Dick van Berkum, CEO Ampco Flashlight comments: “We are extremely pleased and proud to be able to cooperate -after a one-year delay- on this unique worldwide event, organised and supplied by Dutch professionals. It is an honour that after ESC Lisbon 2018, where we supplied lights and rigging, we have now been selected as supplier in Rotterdam, adding audio to the portfolio.”
Ampco Flashlight, based in Utrecht, has been a leader in professional lighting, sound, rigging and motion for almost five decades. Besides the Eurovision Song Contest, the company works for the North Sea Jazz Festival, Lowlands Festival, The Voice of Holland, A State of Trance and many other festivals, shows, tours, television shows and corporate events.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 takes place in Rotterdam with 41 contestants. Semifinals are scheduled on May 18 and 20, with the final broadcast on May 22.
More than 180 million live television viewers combined with state-of-the-art show technology make ESC one of the biggest and most widely covered TV shows in the world. Dutch organisers NPO, NOS and AVROTROS cooperate with European Broadcaster EBU.
Van Berkum adds: “There is no doubt that the Eurovision production is a pioneer in entertainment technology year after year and we are ready and eager to take it on again.”

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