The Official ABBA Fan Club celebrates 25 years!

Join ABBA fans from around the globe in Roosendaal, the Netherlands as the Official ABBA Fan Club celebrates their silver anniversary in style.

The 2011 ABBA Weekend will be held from April 1 to April 3. And this year’s event is something extra special!

The main day, Saturday will feature all the classic ingredients and, as always, it will take place at the the the Rottier in Roosendaal.  However, there will be activities from Friday evening all the way through to Sunday afternoon.

The special guests will be: Görel Hanser, Bubi Heilemann, Janne Schaffer and Ulf Andersson.

Book your trip now, and celebrate the Fan Club’s 25th birthday with ABBA fans from all over the world.

Friday – April 1

We start off with a Swedish buffet and a live performance by Katja & Camilla – better known from their performances with ABBA The Show and their work as the renowned cover band Waterloo. There is also a quiz for which you need to know ABBA’s songs rather well. The event starts at 19:30 and goes on till 23:00.

Saturday – April 2

This jam-packed day has it all – a big ABBA record and memorabilia fair with everything from hard-to-get rarities to ABBA stuff at bargain prices.
Of course, the ABBA Fan Club Shop has a stand with everything that we have available in our mail order store, but this is also the place to go to if you want to meet the people behind the magazine and the Fan Club.

  • Görel Hanser, who initially worked as Stikkan Anderson’s secretary, then became Vice President of Polar Music and who still works/is in contact with the ABBA members today. She will do an on stage interview.
  • Bubi Heilemann, the famous ABBA photographer. He will do an on stage presentation, and there is going to be an exhibition of his photos.
  • Janne Schaffer, the guitarist who played on almost every album. Janne is going to play us ABBA tunes and will tell us some great stories.
  • Ulf Andersson, who recorded and toured with ABBA. Ulf is going to tell us all about the 77 tour, and he brings his saxophone to play the famous I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do solo.

In the competitions and raffles, you can win many great prices – many more than ever – including items autographed by all four ABBA members and, of course, both old rarities and the latest appearances will be shown on a big screen. The huge and incredibly popular ABBA disco kicks off with a specially made video at 19:00 and goes on until midnight – yes, it has been extended again for this jubilee weekend. As always, we are at the Rottier where the bar is open all day, serving drinks and some snack food. The doors (and bar) are open from 11:00 till midnight.

Sunday – April 3

ABBA – The Movie is back on the big screen – so much fun to watch it with lots of fans. The film starts at 11:00 at the cinema near the train station. Unless you have pre-booked a package, you can buy a ticket for € 6.00 at the cinema or at the ABBA Day. Afterwards, you are welcome to join us for lunch at a Chinese restaurant nearby. Please note that you need to pre-book the lunch by the March 10 at the latest – space is limited.

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For all the details and to make your booking, please visit this special ABBA Weekend page on the Fan Club’s site.

The 2011 ABBA Weekend will be held from the the 1st to the 3rd of April.
The main day is Saturday with all the classic ingredients and, as always, it will take place at the the the Rottier in Roosendaal.
However, there will be activities from Friday evening all the way through to Sunday afternoon as we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Official International ABBA Fan Club.

We are proud to announce our special guests: Görel Hanser, Bubi Heilemann, Janne Schaffer and Ulf Andersson.

On Friday we will have a quiz, a Swedish buffet and live performance by Katja & Camilla, and on Sunday you can see ABBA The Movie on the big screen.

Book your trip now, and celebrate our 25th birthday with ABBA fans from all over the world.

Friday – April 1st

We start off with a Swedish buffet and a live performance by Katja & Camilla – better known from their performances with ABBA The Show and their work as the renowned cover band Waterloo.
There is also a quiz for which you need to know ABBA’s songs rather well.
Please note that you have to book/pay for this evening in advance (at the latest by the 10th of March) since there is food to be prepared.
The event starts at 19:30 and goes on till 23:00.

Saturday – April 2nd

This jam-packed day has it all – a big ABBA record and memorabilia fair with everything from hard-to-get rarities to ABBA stuff at bargain prices.
Of course, the ABBA Fan Club Shop has a stand with everything that we have available in our mail order store, but this is also the place to go to if you want to meet the people behind the magazine and the Fan Club.

  • Görel Hanser, who initially worked as Stikkan Anderson’s secretary, then became Vice President of Polar Music and who still works/is in contact with the ABBA members today. She will do an on stage interview.
  • Bubi Heilemann, the famous ABBA photographer. He will do an on stage presentation, and there is going to be an exhibition of his photos.
  • Janne Schaffer, the guitarist who played on almost every album. Janne is going to play us ABBA tunes and will tell us some great stories.
  • Ulf Andersson, who recorded and toured with ABBA. Ulf is going to tell us all about the 77 tour, and he brings his saxophone to play the famous I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do solo.

In the competitions and raffles, you can win many great prices – many more than ever – including items autographed by all four ABBA members and, of course, both old rarities and the latest appearances will be shown on a big screen. The huge and incredibly popular ABBA disco kicks off with a specially made video at 19:00 and goes on until midnight – yes, it has been extended again for this jubilee weekend. As always, we are at the Rottier where the bar is open all day, serving drinks and some snack food. The doors (and bar) are open from 11:00 till midnight.

Sunday – April 3rd

ABBA – The Movie is back on the big screen – so much fun to watch it with lots of fans. The film starts at 11:00 at the cinema near the train station.
Unless you have pre-booked a package, you can buy a ticket for € 6.00 at the cinema or at the ABBA Day.
Afterwards, you are welcome to join us for lunch at a Chinese restaurant nearby. Please note that you need to pre-book the lunch by the 10th of March at the latest – space is limited.

3 Replies to “The Official ABBA Fan Club celebrates 25 years!”

  1. Jag undrar var man kan köpa vinylsinglar med ABBA.Den första ABBA-singel är LOVE ISN´T EASY/ I AM JUST A GIRL med releasenummer POLAR POS 1176 då hette de BJÖRN & BENNY, AGNETHA & FRIDA från juni 1973. Den andra ABBA- singel är LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME/ ON AND ON AND ON från atlantic records med releasenummer ATLANTIC RECDS 3826.Bägge två är singelformat 7″ som de har pressat ut mäst av typ waterloo/wratch out,.sos/man in the middle, super trouper/ the piper, head over heels/ the visitors och under attack/you owe me one.Så snälla hjälp mej att finna dessa två vinylsinglar med ABBA.M.V.H. PER-OLOF SKOG I VIMMERBY I SVERIGE.P.S. HITTA NI DEM SÅ VILL JAG KÖPA DEM I BRA PRIS.OCH DEM SKA VARA I BRA SKICK UTAN ATT DET REPAS ELLER HOPPAR I SKIVSPELAREN NÄR MAN SPELAR.D.S. SVAR TILLBAKA TACK PÅ DENNA MAILADRESS.

  2. I’m a diehard ABBA fan. Now that we have Google Earth, wouldn’t it be fun to have bookmarked all the exact locations where ABBA’s famous music videos were performed and filmed? The Winner takes it All…Marstrand, etc. I’m sure other ABBA fans would enjoy that scavenger hunt! -Robb

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