Benny Anderssons Orkester to play concert in London in 2009

Benny Andersson and his orchestra with Tommy Körberg and Helen Sjöholm are to be London-bound! Hampstead Heath is the venue, 04 July 2009 is the date and the organiser is the Embassy of Sweden in London, UK. To coincide with the event, a BAO compilation album is planned and will include four or so songs in English.
>>> UPDATE: 05 February 2009 – Ticket information and timings can be found here.

Benny Anderssons Orkester to play their first London gig

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.

8 thoughts on “Benny Anderssons Orkester to play concert in London in 2009”

  1. Beautiful beautiful setting – outside concert venue – positioned on the hillside below Kenwood House – nearest underground – Hamstead – but long walk from there. Bring you picnics!

  2. Bummer again! That date doesn’t fit in with my travel plans either 🙁

    Still, good news that there’s to be a BAO compilation including English tracks.

  3. I have added a snippet of information to the story above, which comes from the Official ABBA Fan Club that…tickets for the BAO concert will be free.

  4. Totally fascinated to see another Helen Middlemas. Albeit my name is missing the s at the end. What is strange is I have been an ABBA obsessive since 1976. I used to be on ABBAMail, maybe someone will remember me. Lived in the North east of England, then moved up to Scotland in 2004, moved back to England and moved back to Aberdeenshire about 2 months ago which I was missing dreadfully. Was interested to read there was a post from a train driver. I used to be a train guard in England for a couple of companies. If anyone remembers me, please get in touch. Bye Helen

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