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ABBA Announce Immersive London Exhibition
Patrick Clarke , September 10th, 2019 11:36

A massive new exhibition celebrating Sweden's finest comes to the O2 this December

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ABBA have announced an extensive new exhibition at London's O2 titled Super Troupers: The Exhibition.

The show runs from 6 December 2019 to 31 August 2020 and takes over 14,000 square feet of the venue. Approved by the band, former Artistic Director of The Southbank Centre Jude Kelly conceived of and will curate the exhibition.

As well as artefacts dating from the members' teenage years, and a recreation of ABBA megafan Andrew Boardman’s Manchester living room - converted into a shrine to the Swedish group - much of the exhibition will take place in theatrical, immersive installations.

They include a Swedish folk park, a recreation of the staging at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest where visitors can watch their performance of 'Waterloo' and the vote reveal, a recreation of their POLAR studios, and a full-size replica of the helicopter from the cover of Arrival.

ABBA’s Frida Lyngstad says: "From our Eurovision Song Contest win in Brighton in ’74 to the present day, the UK has long held a special place in ABBA’s heart, and we have always strongly felt the love and support of our British fans. It’s with celebration that we work with Jude Kelly CBE towards this major exhibition and can’t wait for fans to discover a host of surprises in December!"

Kelly adds: "ABBA’s music, image and personal stories not only gripped a generation, but have the transcendental ability to continue to engage millions of fans of all ages across the globe today. It was a great pleasure to see the extraordinary response and enduring respect of fans from all around the world during previous ABBA exhibitions in London. I am delighted to work with EEI and ABBA The Museum to present ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition at The O2 and to be able to take visitors deeper into the incredible legacy that is the ABBA story."

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