New York-based Yellow Studio has been appointed to design the set for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena in May.

The international design firm will join Eurovision’s senior production team to help create, design, and deliver the show to an expected global audience of more than 160 million people.

Last year Yellow Studio’s work included serving as the design team for The 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas (pictured) and Disney’s hybrid live animated special ‘Beauty and The Beast: A 30th Celebration.

BBC Studios Entertainment & Music will deliver the three live shows for host broadcaster BBC. Its team includes executive producer Andrew Cartmell, exec in charge of production James O’Brien, head of show Lee Smithurst, lead director Nikki Parsons, lead creative director Dan Shipton, music director Kojo Samuel, lighting designer Tim Routledge and head of sound Robert Edwards.

The production team is being led by Martin Green CBE, chief creative officer of the Government’s £120m UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK festival and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Yellow Studio director Julio Himede said, “Yellow Studio is honoured to be working with BBC Studios as the Set Designer for The 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. We are excited to deliver a spectacular show for audiences across the world and to recognise and celebrate Ukraine’s victory.”

Throughout the production, BBC Studios will work in partnership with Ukrainian counterparts UA:PBC on all creative elements of the three live shows. The event is being held in the UK after the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) decided it would be unsafe for it to be held in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

The final of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 13 May with the two semi-finals taking place on 9 and 11 May.