For those who aren’t partying at Eurovision in Concert this weekend, don’t fret! You can still get some ESC flavour by heading down to Brighton for “The Anniversary”—a reenactment and musical extravaganza to mark 40 years since ABBA’s victory in the Brighton Dome on April 6.

ABBA fanatic Christopher Green, creator of the BBC’s “Like An Angel Passing Through My Room” will star in the show, presenting “a piece documenting his ABBA obsession featuring an exclusive interview with Frida.” The Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus will also perform selections from the ABBA repertoire.

Part party, part lecture, the show will delve into the history of the group and their cultural significance. ESC veterans will also take to the stage to re-enact some Eurovision classics.

After winning Eurovision in 1974, ABBA’s “Waterloo” charted at the top of most European charts, and became a USA Billboard Top 10 hit for several weeks. By the end of the decade, “Waterloo” had notched sales of over 6 million units, and paved the way for ABBA’s global domination. 


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Deban Aderemi contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @debanaderemi. Then follow Team Wiwi on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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7 years ago

Cuanta nostalgìa de aquel dia fantàstico donde el mundo conocìa a un grupo que harìa historia en la mùsica POP , siempre los amare por su calidad ìnfinita….desde Argentina saludos

7 years ago

Dani from France with song “La vie à vingt-cinq ans” was favorite number 1 to won the contest in 1974 and on second place on betting odds was Italy, on third UK….. Because of dead of French president France must withdraw from contest.

David Thielen
David Thielen(@davidthielen)
7 years ago

Those outfits are awful.

7 years ago

OMG! Awesome xD

7 years ago

Sweden is the home of Eurovision!