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­Stockholm to open Super Trouper ABBA museum

Published time: October 04, 2012 14:52
Edited time: October 04, 2012 21:52
Swedish pop group Abba (from L to R) Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson, walks in the streets of Marstrand.(AFP Photo / Roger Turesson)

Swedish pop group Abba (from L to R) Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson, walks in the streets of Marstrand.(AFP Photo / Roger Turesson)

Sweden is set to open a tribute museum to the country’s greatest pop act of all time – ABBA. The museum opening is scheduled for next year.

Organizers behind the project hope the new museum will attract thousands of visitors to the Swedish capital.

The collection in museum will include the band members’ stage costumes, instruments, personal belongings, recordings, books, and other ABBA memorabilia.

Those keen to sing along to their beloved 1970s and 1980s hits will get a chance to stand next to life-size holograms of the band.

"Swedish pop music is an important part of our cultural heritage," said former ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus, who is one of those behind the museum's creation. "And ABBA is one of our most well-known brands."

ABBA rose to fame after the four won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Their dance hits won the hearts of millions around the globe and helped the band sell around 370 million records in total.

The group is not the only world-renowned pop act to come out of Sweden. There are also bands like Roxette, Ace of Base and Europe, however they could hardly beat ABBA’s fame.

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