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Abba reunite (briefly)

By | Published on Tuesday 7 June 2016


All four members of Abba performed together for the first time in more than 30 years at a private party on Sunday night. Only briefly mind, but let’s start the rumour that they’re going to headline Glastonbury next year anyway.

The party in Stockholm was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the day Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met, leading to their successful songwriting partnership. The other half of Abba, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstand, were in attendance and got up on stage to perform the band’s 1980 song ‘You & I’. Towards the end of the song, Ulvaeus and Andersson joined them on stage to sing. Reunion!

“It was absolutely amazing”, Lyngstand told Swedish newspaper Expressen. “A lot of emotions. We’ve made this journey throughout our history. Benny and Björn in particular. It’s been very nostalgic”.

The four members of the group previously reunited on stage – though not to sing – at the opening of Stockholm restaurant Mamma Mia! The Party earlier this year.