Tribute band Bjorn Again is staging a brand new show for the 2018 Trundle ABBA Festival.
The band, which has performed over 5,000 shows in 70 countries on the past 25 years, is returning to the small town for the fourth consecutive year. The festival is on May 5.
Bjorn Again manager John Tyrrell said on Thursday the band can’t wait to return, having seen the festival grow in leaps and bounds every year they have performed.
“It’s the biggest celebration of ABBA music we know of - and we have been around for nearly 30 years now,” he said.
“ABBA were one of the biggest pop acts of all time and Trundle is the place to be to celebrate an amazing band and their incredible music and image.
“We have many people coming up to the band saying they are from overseas, where they have seen Bjorn Again perform whether it’s the UK, Scandinavia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and around Asia.
“It’s amazing and a credit to the (Trundle ABBA Festival) organisers to have people travelling from overseas to the Australian outback for this incredible festival.”
For the 2018 Trundle ABBA Festival Bjorn Again will be performing an exciting new, two-part show; the first part will be the band playing ABBA’S classic 1976 album Arrival in its entirety - track by track, while part two is ABBA’s greatest hits.
“It was ABBA’s Arrival album that launched them into the pop stratosphere with songs like Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You and Fernando. One of the other main reasons for its global success is that included Dancing Queen,” explains Mr Tyrrell.
The Trundle ABBA Festival have oft been quoted as saying short of getting actual ABBA to perform, nothing can compare to Bjorn Again.
“We absolutely love what we do and we want to give our fans the best ABBA experience possible,” says Mr Tyrrell.
“And it’s great when fans say we sound very close to ABBA – this is the biggest compliment we can receive. Another factor about Bjorn Again is the parody elements added into the show – we don’t just play ABBA’s music, we have crafted a highly entertaining show that has many unexpected bells and whistles.”
As unexpected, it would appear, as an ABBA festival held in the wide-open spaces of one of Australia’s most iconic small towns.
“A festival in the heart of the NSW outback with everyone wearing ABBA costumes and lycra is simply a sight to see,” says Mr Tyrrell