Calling all Eurovision fans: Get ready to bid on outrageous props and costumes at auction
9 months ago
Fans’ chance to own a piece of Eurovision history, as BBC Studios sets up an auction with twenty percent of the proceeds going to charities.
As part of its commitment to reducing waste, and in line with its overall sustainability efforts throughout Eurovision, BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production and distribution arm, will be auctioning parts of the sets and costumes used in this year’s Eurovision song contest, where fans will have an opportunity to bid on some of the most iconic pieces seen in this year’s contest.
BBC Studios delivered three spectacular live shows over the course of the competition, with 160 million people tuning in around the world. On Saturday night, 11 million people in the UK watched the show, making this year’s grand-final the most watched in the competition’s history. And now it’s been revealed fans will have the chance to own a piece of it.
Up for auction will be parts of the incredible set, which was designed by Julio Himede, and unveiled by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort. Created on the principles of ‘togetherness, celebration and community’, there will be more than 60 items available in the auction including props, posters, outfits, and costume patterns.
Sally Mills, Head of Sustainability at BBC Studios said: “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at BBC Studios, both on and offscreen. We have a responsibility to operate with as minimal an impact on the environment as possible, and are always looking for innovative ways in which to further engage audiences with our content, and extend the life of our sets and costumes. What better way to do this than to give fans the opportunity to own a piece of Eurovision history?”
Twenty percent of the proceeds from the auction will be split between ACC Liverpool Foundation and BBC Media Action. The remainder will come back to BBC Studios, whose profits are returned to the BBC to help fund programmes and services.