Fifty years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with the catchy Waterloo. That just has to be celebrated!
Since their beginning 50 years ago, the music and the story of ABBA are still alive. 'THE SHOW — a tribute to ABBA' will pay tribute on May 17th, 2024 at Forest National in Brussels to the 50th anniversary of ABBA's breakthrough, their legendary song catalogue, and the successful story of the iconic pop group.
The anniversary show will feature a cavalcade of ABBA's greatest hits of all time and even songs from the brand-new album, Voyage, which was released in 2021.
THE SHOW was created in 2001 and has since enjoyed over 20 years of impressive success worldwide. With nearly 800 concerts in 50 countries and more than 2 million tickets sold THE SHOW has created renewed success for ABBA’s music.
THE SHOW presents a wide variety of ABBA’s Greatest Hits in a 2 hour extravaganza. It is a live concert that lets the audience follow ABBA from before they won the Eurovision and all the way through to their big international success. Among the greatest hits are songs like Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You, sprinkled with several surprises from ABBA’s massive song catalogue.
"ABBA is loved and well known across the world. From the start we wanted to honour that by creating the perfect illusion of the original ABBA. The audiences will experience our vision of what ABBA would look like with modern day technology and lights and still with that fantastic and well known ABBA sound." — producer Kenneth Svoldgaard.
THE SHOW isn’t just another cheap look-a-like tribute to ABBA. What separates THE SHOW from the pack is the success of recreating the two female singers that not only look like the originals but also sing so much like Agnetha and Anni-Frid that even the most critical of fans applaud them. The two singers were cast after they won a big Swedish TV talent show performing as the ABBA girls and now, they bring their talents to the world in THE SHOW.
The music in THE SHOW is played by the Swedish band Waterloo and backed by the London Symphonic Rock Orchestra directed by musical director Matthew Freeman. They have performed with big stars like Elvis Costello, Robbie Williams and Sir Cliff Richard.
To further add that original touch to THE SHOW several of the original ABBA musicians appear as guest performers in THE SHOW, something that is unique to this tribute to ABBA. Audiences can look forward to meeting the experienced guitarist Lasse Jonsson: Lasse Jonsson has participated in the recording of ABBA's latest album Voyage, and he played in the musicals “Mamma Mia” and in “Mamma Mia – The Movie.” Lasse participates in the recordings and on the soundtrack for Mamma Mia 1 and 2. In addition to the musicals that Björn and Benny put on, Lasse has also played in Hyde Park when ABBA was celebrated for their music with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Elaine Page and Chaka Khan and several other
With more than 2 million tickets sold THE SHOW can well deserve to be labeled as a huge audience success but THE SHOW has also won official recognition. In 2010, THE SHOW won the price for BEST SHOW at The Limelight Awards in London.
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The be•at VIP Experience UCG
Complete package with parking, reception in a decorated VIP area, catered and full meal, open bar and a nice seat in the concert hall. Aftershow with drinks for 2 hours.