On Sunday 7th May, Liverpool’s Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Opening Ceremony was marked by 624 drones flown by Celestial as part of the National Lottery’s #BigEurovisionWelcome. Over 25,000 people witnessed the 90-minute concert outside of St George’s Hall featuring performances from music legends like The Lightning Seeds, Atomic Kitten, and The Real Thing, and a reunion performance by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
Hosted by AJ Odudu and Joel Dommett, performers also included two previous Eurovision Song Contest winners; Conchita Wurst, who won the Contest for Austria in 2014 and 2016 Contest winner Jamala for Ukraine.
The 624 drone display consisted of two 4-minute shows and featured Celestial’s award-winning ability to bring giant drone art organic forms to life, such as Ukraine’s national bird (the white stork) and Liverpool’s symbolic mythical creature (the liver bird).
“Our drone show for Eurovision celebrates Liverpool, music and of course Ukraine, the previous winners of the contest. Designing this show was a fantastic opportunity to bring unique expressions of harmony and togetherness over the skies of this incredible city. It is exactly what Celestial is all about; uniting people with a shared sense of wonder.”
John Hopkins, Founder & CCO, Celestial.