Wednesday, July 05, 2017


London's Southbank Centre will host a new immersive ABBA exhibition later this year. A lot of stuff is borrowed from the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, and one of the highlights will be recreating the night they won the Eurovision song contest as will be the hotel suite in Brighton they stayed in and the legendary Polar Studios. 
Add the Eurovision winning medal, iconic costumes and instruments and their story told with recreation of iconic places in Sweden and abroad of their career. Their songs, written in the 1970's are still played today, will be set to the context of the period they were written in. What was happening in the UK and in the world? ABBA has in the UK alone nine #1 hits, ten more Top-10 hits and seven more Top-40 hits. 

ABBA is proud of their Eurovision as you can note from the speech Björn Ulvaeus gave when Eurovision song contest was awarded the Charlemagne medalfor media that has contributed to the European unity: 

"For me the Eurovision Song Contest is a powerful symbol and I would say, even a weapon in the fight against the dark forces that want to drag us back to the middle ages again. It is more relevant than ever. I feel that during those hours, those bright, uplifting hours when the Eurovision final is on the air, that’s one of the few times nowadays when Europe gets a sense of what it’s like to be unified; to live in harmony,” 

The exhibition opens on December 14, 2017 and runs until April 29, 2018.

PS. ABBA UK #1's: Waterloo (1974), Mamma mia (1975), Fernando (1976), Dancing queen (1976), Knowing me knowing you (1977), Name of the game (1977), Take a chance on me (1978), The winner takes it all (1980), Super trouper (1980)

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