ABBA celebration concert set for September

From the BBC: Abba’s songwriting team Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus are to take part in a concert featuring some of their biggest hits in London later this year.

Thank You For The Music… A Celebration Of The Music Of Abba will be held in Hyde Park on 13 September.

Hosted by Radio 2, the show will see guest vocalists performing songs from the Swedish band’s back catalogue.

"This must be the greatest honour that can be bestowed on any songwriter," said the duo in a statement.

"We are absolutely delighted and we hope thousands of Radio 2 listeners will join us there."

The line-up for the show is yet to be announced.

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As part of BBC Radio 2’s commitment to offering the best live music performances to its audience, the network will join forces with songwriters, producers and former members of the world renowned Swedish pop group Abba, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, to host ‘Thank You For The Music…A Celebration Of The Music Of Abba’ in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 13th September.

The concert will include exclusive live performances from an array of stars of some of Benny and Bjorn’s most famous songs from their days as of one of the world’s greatest pop bands, to music from their recent offerings in Musical Theatre and Folk.

Benny and Bjorn comment “Great Britain has always welcomed us with open arms and this must be the greatest honour that can be bestowed on any song writer. A concert devoted to our music in London’s Hyde Park! We are absolutely delighted and we hope thousands of Radio 2 listeners will join us there.”

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programming for Radio 2, says "We are thrilled that we are able to work so closely with Benny and Bjorn – two songwriters who have produced some of the most famous songs in pop music. It will be a fantastic event for friends and families."

Further details of line-up and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

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13 thoughts on “ABBA celebration concert set for September”

  1. let the speculation and rumours begin! lol. I’ll be tthere anyway no matter what, oe who is performing. (the week before I go to Kristina in New York no less) as was gutted could not make the concert this weekend.

  2. I am guessing Boyzone, Westlife and Atomic Kitten as guest vocalists!!!

    I will be there but it will not come close to the original B&B concerts years ago in Stockholm with the Glenmarks and Helen. That was an awesome concert.

  3. I have just bought 2 tickets and assume it is a standing only event. Does anyone know for sure?

    J_ase

  4. Hyde Park gigs like Proms in the Park usually picnic style gigs – in fact if I’m not mistaken this is probably extra use of the Proms in the Park set up this year.

  5. Just bought my tickets. I must admit I usually steer well clear of these Abba tribute shows, but since B&B seem to be fully involved, and I have read that there will be music from Chess and Kristina too, I’m hoping they might see it as the perfect opportunity to try out Russell and Helen with the new English versions of some Kristina songs before the Carnegie Hall concerts (which I am unable to attend). Fingers crossed.

  6. Soooo excited – just bought tickets for myself and my partner for the Hyde Park event!! Wooohoo! And then we are off to New York on the 22nd to go to the Kristina Premiere on the 23rd – my other half is then staying to see it again the following night (he also saw the Hampstead Heath concert last weekend, lucky devil – heard it was great)but I’m back to the UK. Colinthebruce, see you there?!

  7. Got our tkts ages ago, don’t care if it standing ot whatever, the music wil lbe great, and after all that’s what we are all going their for!!!

  8. What a great night all stars performed well, Jodie
    was a star and Kylie was superb. As for Chris Evan
    well what can a say a great compare but needs to lay of the Viagra or take the padding out of the tight pants he wore.

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