Benny Anderssons Orkester to play their first London gig
There is this small paragraph about the concert on the site of the Swedish Embassy: "On 1 July 2009 Sweden takes over the Presidency for the European Union and the Embassy of Sweden in London – together with the City of London Festival – is planning an opening week of celebrations framed by the Nordic Chamber Orchestra and an Ingmar Bergman festival.
The theme of the week is ‘A Green Mission’ and there will be a Green Mission Family Day on Hampstead Heath with Benny Andersson’s (of ABBA fame) Orchestra. The aims and objectives of the Swedish Presidency are stated in the first event of the first day; An international debate on the theme – Towards a Sustainable Future? The question mark has suddenly become very relevant."
According to the ABBA Fan Club, the tickets for the BAO concert will be free.