ABBA is one of Sweden’s, and probably the world’s, most popular pop music groups! Regardless if you are a die-hard fan or just enjoy their music it’s always interesting to find out more, especially as they are releasing brand new material. We have gathered everything you want to know – the history, the music, news and about the museum on Royal Djurgården in Stockholm.
ABBA was founded between 1969 and 1972 and consist of four members that started out as two married couples - Björn Ulvaeus with Agnetha Fältskog and Benny Andersson with Anni-Frid ”Frida” Lyngstad. The name ABBA was made up out of the first letter in each member’s name. They released music between 1972 and 1983, as well as 2021, and all music and lyrics are written by Björn and Benny. ABBA’s first album ”Ring ring” was released in 1973. Their international breakthrough came when they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with hit song ”Waterloo”. ABBA is considered one of the most successful bands in music history and have sold over 400 million records, making them Sweden’s greatest music export of all time. The group dissembled in 1983 as the members’ marriages broke up and they choose to focus on other projects. However, the story is not over and new music has been written and released during 2021.
A visit to ABBA The Museum is a must when visiting Stockholm. Located on the island of Royal Djurgården, you can find the museum where you can WALK IN & DANCE OUT”. The idea is to create an experience that makes you feel like the fifth member of the band. Here you can try out scene costumes, sing in the Polar studio and step on stage with the band. You can also take part of the band’s history, see famous costumes, gold records, original items and much more. You can explore the museum on your own, with an audio guide or join a guided tour.
Tip – Pre-buy your ticket online for better price and guaranteed entry.
After 39 years pop group ABBA is releasing new music. A whole new album will be released on the 5th of November, including new songs ”I still have faith in you” and ”Don`t shut me down”. On the 27th of May a digital concert will take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, featuring a live band and a hologram of the group members. The arena has space for 300 spectators and 22 songs will be performed during the 90 minute long concert. You can already pre-book the new album and sign up for booking a ticket to the concert - read more.
Are you planning a visit to ABBA The Museum? A quick and fun way to get there is with the Hop On – Hop Off bus, directly from central Stockholm. The stop is located directly by the entry to the museum on Royal Djurgården and on the way there you will get a great sightseeing experience and get to know more about Stockholm and the sights you pass on the way. The Hop On – Hop Off bus provides unlimited travel during 24 or 72 hours and the guiding is available in 11 different languages. Free WII onboard.