Entertainment Exhibitions International (UK) Ltd (EEI), in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm have announced an exhibition that will open at The O2 in December.
Open at The O2 from the 6th December, ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition will allow visitors to explore each band member’s history, with a number of personal objects going on display.
This immersive exhibition will bring to life the world of the chart-topping Swedish band, formed of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid (“Frida”) Lyngstad , in an experience that charts their music, lyrics, creative process and influence of ABBA.
Created and curated by Jude Kelly CBE, former artistic director at The Southbank Centre, and approved by ABBA, the exhibition examine’s the band’s rise to stardom through a series of atmospheric rooms, exploring each of ABBA’s eight multi-million selling albums, alongside the band’s personal and public journey.
Throughout ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition there will be a specially created audio guide to give extra context to the developments of the decade, highlighting the global news events and musical soundtrack that defined the era.
The display will include objects from ABBA The Museum and other archives, some of which have not previously been on display in the UK. It will incorporate lyrics, costumes, instruments, experiential backdrops of the key events and locations that defined and shaped the band, album artwork, photography and film.
Highlights of the exhibition include: A limited-edition replica of the ‘Star Guitar’ played at Eurovision ’74, signed by all four members, a life-size replica of the scoreboard that saw ABBA secure Eurovision Song Contest victory, and a collection of exquisitely designed, image-defining costumes and personal clothing.
Talking about the news, ABBA’s Frida Lyngstad said: “We are delighted to support ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition at The O2 following the overwhelming response to our earlier exhibitions in London. From our Eurovision Song Contest win in Brighton in ’74 to the present day, the UK has long held a special place in ABBA’s heart, and we have always strongly felt the love and support of our British fans. It’s with celebration that we work with Jude Kelly CBE towards this major exhibition and can’t wait for fans to discover a host of surprises in December!”
ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition will be on display at The O2 from the 6th December until the 31st August 2020.