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ABBA Celebration BBC Concert

BY Boon Koh
Published 27 August 2009

Thank You For The Music: ABBA Celebration Concert Just a day after the BBC Last Night Proms in the Park, the Beeb are holding another concert at Hyde Park on Sunday, 13th September to celebrate the band ABBA and their countless hits that have been loved over the decades. Hosted by Chris Evans from BBC Radio 2, this show promises to be an event that should not be missed by any hardcore ABBA fans.

The event, called Thank You For The Music: A Celebration Of The Music Of ABBA, is the biggest tribute concert for ABBA ever attempted in the world. Two members of the original ABBA group, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, will be performing as well as the entire cast of the London West End Mamma Mia musical show. There is also a massive lineup of big stars and musicians who will be performing all the famous ABBA songs:

Kylie Minogue: Super Trouper and When All Is Said And Done
The Benny Andersson Band: Rowing On The Serpentine; When All Is Said And Done; Thank You For the Music
Christian Jon Billett: Anthem
VV Brown: Ring, Ring
Capital Voices: Money, Money, Money; Take A Chance On Me
Jamie Cullum: My Love My Life
Jason Donovan: I Have A Dream
Kerry Ellis: You Have To Be There
The Feeling: Knowing Me Knowing You; Does Your Mother Know
Chaka Khan: The Winner Takes It All
Lulu: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Siobhan McCarthy: I Know Him So Well
Beth Nielsen Chapman: Slipping Through My Fingers; Fernando
Elaine Paige: I Know Him So Well
Nerina Pallot: The Name Of The Game
Marti Pellow: One Night In Bangkok
Jodie Prenger: One Of Us Sir
Tim Rice
Stellan Skarsgård
Sharleen Spiteri: SOS

The cast of Mamma Mia! London: Mamma Mia; Waterloo; Dancing Queen
BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Anders Eljas.

Tickets are still available (as of today, 27th August 9th September), and cost 25 pounds each. As it is a festival in a park, all tickets are general admission, so the advice is to go early if you wish to get close to the front of the stage! The gates open at 5pm, with the concert starting at 6pm and lasting for approximately 2 hours. Don’t forget to check the BBC weather forecast for Sunday before booking.

To buy tickets for “Thank You For The Music: A Celebration Of The Music Of ABBA”, please visit See Tickets or SeatWave. Here at the London Insider we have been trying to find discounts or promotions for this event to bring you cheaper tickets, but unfortunately have been unsuccessful so far, but will post details if we come across any deals or cheaper tickets!

If you can’t wait for the concert or are unable to attend, why not listen to mp3 samples of ABBA hits on Amazon.co.uk, or buy the ABBA Gold album which is a compilation of their greatest hits.

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