Abba tribute to celebrate anniversary

Abba Reunion.
Abba Reunion.

A tribute act will be in Blyth this month to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the timeless Abba song Waterloo.

The Abba Reunion tribute show will be at the Phoenix Theatre on Saturday, May 31, for one night only, and will include the original Frida from London’s West End.

Having taken Europe by storm in 1974 when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, Abba went onto top pop charts worldwide for well over a decade.

Their much-loved songs have featured in some of the most popular films of the past 30 years including Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert, and in 1999, their music was adapted into the musical Mamma Mia.

Now, following a four-month run in London’s West End, the show is coming to Blyth for one night only.

The lyrics and music penned by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are recreated by all six performers on stage, both visually and audibly with a huge focus on the 1977 and 1979 concert footage with an injection of the most famous music video looks, complete with the flamboyant costumes and dance moves of Agnetha and Frida.

Even Benny’s original CP80 white Yamaha piano that spins around has been handcrafted to look like the original.

With it being the special 40th anniversary of winning Eurovision, a recreation finale awaits that will take audience back to where it all began, complete with a bespoke copy of the famous silver star guitar that was played by Bjorn in April 1974.

Abba Reunion gives fans old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomenon that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70s and 80s in this truly feel good, party style concert.

From Dancing Queen to Waterloo, all of the hits are performed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in the perfect Abba look and sound.

The Abba Reunion show will be at the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Saturday, May 31, at 7.45pm.

Tickets are available by calling the box office on (01670) 367228 or visiting