Jarvis Cocker to narrate new ABBA exhibition

The Pulp frontman will tell the story of the hugely-successful Swedish pop group at the Southbank Centre in central London

Jarvis Cocker has been announced as the narrator of a new ABBA exhibition which will open in London next month.

The Pulp frontman will tell the story of the pop band in the new and immersive exhibition – entitled ABBA: Super Troupers – which will be housed at the Southbank Centre in central London.

The exhibition will chart the Swedish pop group’s rise to stardom in the 1970s, as well as examining their enduring cultural legacy. Cocker’s voice will guide visitors around the exhibition, which will feature unseen archive material – including original costumes, handwritten notes and sketches, personal photographs, music and instruments.

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Speaking about his involvement in ABBA: Super Troupers, Cocker revealed that he was a big fan of the pop group.

“I love ABBA. You love ABBA. My love began when my sister bought ‘Arrival’ in 1976 and played it non-stop for the next six months,” he said in a statement.

“What’s your story? Why don’t we meet down at the Southbank Centre to compare notes? I would love that…”

ABBA: Super Troupers opens at the Southbank Centre in London on December 14, and will run until April 29. Bookings are required – you can find out more details here.

Earlier this month, Cocker collaborated with Iggy Pop to cover the Nick Cave track ‘Red Right Hand’ for the new season of Peaky Blinders.