Fans defy rain to see Bjorn Again kick off Glastonbury 2009

Band get the massive Pyramid Stage crowd dancing despite the wet weather

ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again drew in a massive crowd as they kicked off the entertainment on the Pyramid Stage today (June 26) at Glastonbury – despite the rain pouring down on Worthy Farm.

With fans defying the wet weather, the band opened proceedings on the festival’s main stage by kicking straight into ‘Waterloo’.

The tribute act were dressed in their full ABBA costumes for the performance, which also included versions of classics such as ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Money Money, Money’.

‘Take A Chance On Me’ saw the band play a nu-metal rap-influenced middle eight, much to the crowd’s delight.

‘Mamma Mia’ and set-closer ‘Dancing Queen’ meanwhile, saw much of the crowd dancing and joining in with the band’s onstage moves.

Bjorn Again played:

‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’
‘Super Trouper’
‘SOS/’Message In A Bottle’
‘Voulez-Vous’/’Lay All Your Love on Me’
‘Rockin’ All Over The World’
‘Money, Money, Money’
‘Take A Chance On Me’
‘Mamma Mia’
‘Dancing Queen’

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