ABBA: Super Troupers is open now at London's Southbank Centre
ABBA are the greatest band in the world and anyone who says otherwise is deeply wrong. With that in mind, ABBA: Super Troupers has just opened at London’s Southbank Centre and offers an alternative look at the immensely successful pop band. Narrated by Jarvis Cocker, the immersive exhibit sees you guided through a series of rooms, each representing a different point in the band’s decade long career. Open until April 29, 2018 it features over 120 objects from ABBA The Museum – including the iconic blue beanie Agnetha Faltskog wore when the band won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with ‘Waterloo’ – and offers a unique insight into the band’s creative process. Here’s some pics of the rather lovely affair, which was opened by Bjorn Ulvaeus of the band.
Bjorn lounging in a replica of the Napoleon Suite at Brighton’s Grand Hotel – the room where the group celebrated their 1974 Eurovision win.
The exhibition features a replica of Jarvis Cocker’s 1970s family living room, in which guests are shown television news footage from the era which birthed ABBA.
Costumes worn by the band feature inside a replica of their private jet.
A nice woodland area, replicating the kind of Swedish folk park in which ABBA first got together in the late 1960s.
Here’s Bjorn in a replica of the band’s own Polar Studios in Stockholm.
A fan’s voting sheet from the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
We won’t ruin the surprise, but you get to play with stuff in the studio.
ABBA’s excellent tour jackets feature in a fake 1970s nightclub in the exhibition.