The Benny Andersson Band to play their first ever London gig in July.
Further to the original news article regarding Benny Anderssons Orkester playing their first ever London concert, the Embassy of Sweden have final details up on their site:
Sweden on Stage – The Benny Andersson Band
Join the cycling ambassadors for this unique Family Fun Day with an environmental theme on Hampstead Heath. Sample some of the best on offer from Sweden including Benny Andersson and his Orchestra, try some Swedish ecological food and take part in a variety of innovative activities for all ages.
No tickets required!!!
The Benny Andersson Band – : Benny Andersson, musician, composer, member of ABBA and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music founded the immensely popular and successful dance orchestra, Benny Andersson Orchestra (BAO) in 2001 together with his friends, some of Sweden´s best known popular musicians. BAO´s records are bestsellers and the orchestra tours Sweden every summer playing its very own eclectic mixture of folk, pop and dance music, inspiring audiences to participate.
Singers Tommy Körberg and Helen Sjöholm who are successful solo artists in their own right have toured with the orchestra for a number of years. Some members of BAO also separately form the well known Swedish folk music group Orsa Spelmän. We are pleased to welcome Benny Andersson Orchestra to London and Hampstead Heath.
Many thanks to Eva at the embassy for the update.
Here’s a reminder of BAO in concert:
Thanks to Ian Cole for sharing the following full musical line-up for the event, found on the City of London Festival website.
Swedish and British folk and contemporary music presented throughout the day, with a concert by The Benny Andersson Band providing a special highlight.
John Etheridge Band
Local Hampstead resident and world renowned guitarist John Etheridge opens the programme with a glittering set from his jazz quintet.
Exciting young Swedish performer Sofia Jannok draws on the traditions of Sami singing and Swedish yodel – yoiking – to present passionate contemporary music inspired by her beautiful homeland of Gällivare, Sweden.
One of Sweden’s hottest Nordic pop debutants, Mill Li has a huge following in Europe, the UK and US, with hit singles such as I’m Sorry, He’s mine, Oh Boy and Gotta Leave My Troubles Behind, earning her a Swedish Grammy award nomination for best female artist in 2009.
Swingle Singers featuring Shlomo
The European vocal group famed for tackling all manner of classical material and switching them to an a cappella swing setting, joins forces with vocal artist and beatboxer Shlomo, recently returned from an environmental expedition to Greenland.
The Benny Andersson Band
Swedish musician, composer and member of ABBA, Benny Andersson founded his immensely popular folk, pop and dance orchestra in 2001 together with his friends, some of Sweden’s best known popular musicians.