Claypaky Xtylos plays key role at Eurovision 2021
Monday, 10 May 2021
esc-2021ESC 2021 organisers have decided to maintain last year’s technical set-up (photo: Nathan Reinds)
The Netherlands - Osram, parent company of Claypaky, will be the official lighting partner of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), held this year at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam on 18-20 and 22 May 2021.
Claypaky will be represented by a complement of 481 Xtylos luminaires equipped with a tailor-made laser source and boasting concentrated beams of coloured light. They are being provided by the shows’ rental and production companies, including Ampco Flashlight, the ESC’s Official Technical Supplier for lighting.
“Xtylos was launched by Claypaky about 18 months ago and has already been used in a number of major world events and specified for others, which unfortunately were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Claypaky sales director Alberico D’Amato. “All the Xtylos that will be used at the ESC 2021 are already available on the market and used by major rental companies across the globe.”
Although the stage has been redesigned, the ESC 2021 organisers have decided to maintain last year’s technical set-up, as the event was cancelled due to the pandemic. The Claypaky Xtylos were also part of that project and have been confirmed among the key lights of the event. Henk Jan van Beek of Light-H-Art, this years' ESC lighting designer, in fact called Claypaky's Xtylos “irreplaceable”.
Marcus Graser, Claypaky CEO, adds, “I am excited that the Claypaky Xtylos will be part of this celebrated event, which always has a wide echo in our industry. I also am confident that everyone will enjoy an unforgettable show highlighted by our latest, innovative technology.”

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