Band members to visit Abba world
Published 21/01/2010 | 18:24
Two members of Abba will attend the opening of a new exhibition which celebrates the band's success.
Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anna-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad are due to attend a preview of Abba World at Earl's Court, in central London, on Tuesday.
Fans can test their Abba knowledge, marvel at the costumes and sing along with some of the catchiest songs of the past 35 years when the interactive exhibition opens its doors to the public on Wednesday.
Frida said the band are delighted "to have the opportunity to share our amazing experiences with our fans".
The Abba World exhibition features the original stage costumes worn by Bjorn, Frida, Agnetha Faltskog and Benny Andersson for their winning performance.
Ingmarie Halling, who worked on the group's tour costumes and has helped to put the exhibition together, said the outfits played an important part in Abba's victory at the Eurovision Song Contest.
"The tune was good but then the song contest was quite a stiff upper lip thing. People were in black tie applauding politely.
"Suddenly this group came out in crazy hippy outfits. It made a mark, then you remember them. That's why they did it," she said.
Abba World tells fans about the musical careers of Anna-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha before they became a world famous foursome and took on the name created from their initials.
For more information about Abba World visit www.abbaworld.com. Tickets - which cost from £19.50 to £22 -(£13 children) - are available from www.livenation.co.uk.