ABBA – The Official International Anniversary Party in London

Universal Music have announced that the official celebration of 40 years of ABBA’s global success will take place in London on Monday 7 April 2014.

ABBA - The Official International Anniversary Party - 7 April 2014
ABBA – The Official International Anniversary Party – 7 April 2014

ABBA – The Official International Anniversary Party, which will be held at London’s Tate Modern museum, is being organised in conjunction with Max Ström Publishing who will use the event as the launch for what has been described as one of the most prestigious music books ever produced, ABBA – The Official Photo Book.

In addition to the book launch, the party will feature a one-day only ABBA exhibition and an ABBA disco.

One thousand tickets priced at £25 each are on sale now, limited to two per customer.

Waterloo limited edition 7"
Waterloo limited edition 7″

In addition to the party, Universal are commemorating ABBA’s infamous Eurovision victory with two new Waterloo releases. On 6 April, a limited edition, 7″ vinyl picture disc featuring both the English and Swedish versions of the single will be released (a pre-order link has shown up on Bengans.se) and the Waterloo CD – Deluxe Edition which has been expanded to include 8 bonus tracks, a DVD and 20 page illustrated booklet, will be out on 7 April. Both are available to pre-order now.

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22 thoughts on “ABBA – The Official International Anniversary Party in London”

  1. Hmmm

    So, i booked to see Mamma Mia in case an Abba member attended, and now there it the party. What to do.

    I wish there were more information. How long does the party last, because i could go after Mamma Mia? What time does the special exhibition open. It’s ok spring surprises but if an Abba member come to London I’d like to see them…

  2. Ok same problem here They launch this event with not many details about whats happening.phoned ticket office very vague woman knew nothing about it ask manager who only thought it was a private invite party event no joy there But from what I can gather its a launch party for the publishers of the official photo book plus abba tribute band and disco with small exh of unseen photos etc More detail nearer the time of the big anniversary

  3. Hi to Damo and Dave Pyper,

    I share your concerns/queries but then I thought that getting to meet possibly 1000 ABBA fans under one roof is quite a rare event in any case and worth £25, so I bought a couple of tickets – now where did I put my walking stick?

    Regards

  4. i bought a ticket for the party as it will be good if it’s officially Abba sanctioned.. Don’t expect an Abba member to be there as there won’t be any. That’s official too.

  5. Bjorn has just made a statement a day ago “hinting” that 1 or 2 Abba Members will be there.

    Bjorn had better start giving accurate information about international events or there is going to be a lot of Abba Fans who are going to start really hating him, we have been played with and toyed with long enough by him, over a lot of things.

    We are all adults with real lives and for most of us, limited money. If Fans want to go to this once – in – a – lifetime event from outside of England, or outside of Europe, they will have to make plans soon, including time off work. For most of us, it means spending a lot of money.

    Bjorn played and toyed with a lot of Adult Fans who went to the Opening of the Abba Museum, some came from overseas. I was one. If he wants the Abba Legacy to remain untarnished, he can stop playing games. Immediately.

    The ideal situation would be for Agnetha and Anni-Frid to attend Tate Modern. They have not attended anything together since the Swedish Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Prize in early 2009. Benny has said he is not nostalgic, Bjorn was the hidden and secret centerpiece failure of the Abba Museum Opening. I was there. I witnessed it.

    Aggie and Frida. We all love them.

  6. Hello everyone!!

    I tried to purchase tickets for the Tate, but because I paid with a foreign card, I did not go back to authorise it later (busy with work, and my real life :() and so I lost my booking :(:(:( I thought that this would be ok, because I got tickets to go to Stockholm to go to the choir event in the hope one of the 4 would turn up. Now I hear that “2” members are heading to the Tate, and I am absolutely heartbroken to miss out on this opportunity…
    Would any kind soul have purchased more tickets than they need for the Tate, that I could buy?
    Thank you!
    x

  7. Hi Cha Ger and Andrew Massey, I have 2 tickets to the event unfortunately I am unable to attend and very disappointed as I am sure it will be a fantastic evening.
    Please contact me if you would like more information.
    Kind regards
    Dawn

  8. Hi Dawn,

    Would be so happy to purchase the ticket from you!

    Where are you based? I will be in London Thursday to Monday so we could meet to exchange the ticket? How much would you be selling it for?

    Thanks,
    Charlotte

  9. Hi dawn

    That’s great. Am happy to buy both. Not sure how we can exchange details off of the site so nobody can see!!
    Any ideas?
    Charlotte

  10. Got mine 2 days before it was officially announced on the eventim site thanks to people in the know . Hope it going to be a great 40th celebration . Disco with non stop Abba hits and more till 1am ive been told . got my book . Avery heavy read but worth the money !!

  11. The Tate Modern is an amazing venue for an Abba Celebration,
    So many great works of arts there.
    Picasso, Matisse Kandinsky,

    And now ABBA

    And Next to Shakespeare globe to.
    It couldn’t be in a more prestigious place.

  12. I got an email from bandsintown announcing an ABBA concert on this event? Got tickets just in case…

    Does anyone else have further info?

  13. The eventim site says that its sold out but allows you to buy tickets still. Does anyone know if there are tickets. I’ve bought one on the offchance and called Eventim to find out about it. They were clueless saying it was a private event and they had no info. They said that my order was valid but i’m doubtful.

    Any help gratefully received

  14. YES I NOTICED THAT AND RANG EVENTIM SAYING THAT THE TICKET PROMOTER WHERE ALLOWING MORE PEOPLE TO GATHER AT THE EVENT .150 MORE AVAILABLE .BENNY AND BJORN TO ATTEND AS WELL AS LED TO BELIEVE

  15. THAT SITE IS FHAVE THE WRONG INFO ONLY BENNY AN.D BJORN TORI APPEAR AT PRESENT AS OVER HERE FOR 15TH ANV OF MAMMA MIA AT THE OLIVIER AWARDS AT THE ROYAL IOPERA HOUSE

  16. I’ve booked a romantic weekend at the Grand in Brighton this weekend with my husband (combing the streets looking for them!) just incase a dream comes true and I have a million to one encounter with one of them.. They stayed at the Grand in ’74 of course, so I’m hoping we have their room! It is also Agnetha’s birthday weekend.. Maybe a chance encounter in one of the hotel lifts like in Abba- the movie? Oh well..wish me luck folks! Good luck to those travelling far and wide to meet their idols…

  17. Yeah Julie if only i was the reporter in ABBA The Movie or Abbas so called manager in the last video spoof with Rick Myall and the Abba marionettes Drean on.
    I,ll be in brighton myself for the big abbaversary with all the events taking place THE Anniversary show with Christopher Green singalong-a- abba, Tribute bands on the seafront , Abba Disco in cafe bar after the show and maybe before and maybe more . COME DRESSED AS IF IT WAS 1974 ALL OVER AGAIN OR YOU CAN HIRE OUT FOR THIS ONE SPECIAL ABBA DAY .

  18. If any one has a spare ticket to sell would be grateful as I have a friend who is desperate to go!

  19. I’m desperately looking to buy at least one ticket for tonight’s event at the Tate Modern for my partner who is a massive ABBA fan. Anyone has tickets to sell?

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