If you’re in Sydney right now you should visit the Powerhouse Museum where you’ve the opportunity to experience the music, memories and magic that made the Swedish pop sensation, ABBA, a worldwide phenomenon for more than 35 years. It’s the first official exhibition about the group and you get to see more than 20 original costumes, live concert footage, behind-the-scenes photographs, album artworks as well as exclusive interviews with members Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog.
The exhibition comes from Sweden, following its successful debut in London last January. It is no coincidence that ABBAWORLD premiered in London. The UK has a special place in the history of ABBA because it was here that global ABBA fever started with the glorious win of Waterloo at the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton in 1974.
ABBA topped the charts in the UK more times than anywhere else in the world and through the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! and its ten-year success in London, together with the Mamma Mia! movie that became the highest grossing film of all times at the UK box office, a new audience has taken ABBA to their hearts.
For the Sydney season, new content about the group’s appearances in Australia and their impact on Australian pop culture will be added to the exhibition by the Powerhouse Museum.
The exhibit is on until 26 June.ABBA, Mamma Mia, music