Ok, it’s more likely that there is an abundance of ABBA themed nights in the city because of the release of Mamma Mia 2, but I’d like to believe that it’s because everybody loves them as much as I do.
Yes, there has always been tribute acts, but now there’s even club nights for ‘the kids’ that adore ABBA too.
Gypsies, Tramps & Swedes: A Cher & ABBA Disco at The Ruby Lounge
Saturday 20th October
To celebrate ageless pop goddess Cher releasing an album of ABBA covers, Pop Curious? are throwing a ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Swedes’ Cher & ABBA + friends discotheque at The Ruby Lounge on Saturday 20th October and we’re all invited! After a bit of a star turn in this year’s Mamma Mia! 2 – Cher is back in vogue and this night at The Ruby Lounge will feature plenty of her hits, a ton of ABBA and every other diva in between.
Gimme Gimme Gimme (ABBA After Midnight) @ The Deaf Institute
Friday 2nd November
This one is so popular that there are two nights dedicated purely to ABBA over the next two months. Unfortunately for you the next one in October is SOLD OUT, but the one in November is still going strong. I can certainly hear the drums, Fernando.
ABBA Tribute @ Buile Hill Park Hall
Saturday 1st December
Want a beautiful setting, all your favourite ABBA songs and a Christmas-y twist? Then this will be perfect for you. Dinner and mince pies, ABBA (tribute) and a disco to take you through the rest of the night – perfect.
ABBA Stars: The Tribute Show @ Mercure Hotel
Tuesday 4th December
One of the UK’s number on tribute acts, prepare for a night of harmonies, tight costumes, a 3 course meal and a fun old disco at quite possibly the ugliest hotel known to man.
Bjorn Again @ Manchester Academy
Saturday 15th December
Created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne, Bjorn Again was designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof and has rapidly achieved worldwide cult status. This show has been performed in front of the Queen and she bloody loved it – and so will you.
ABBA! Halle Orchestra @ Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 30th December
Four vocalists from Capital Voices and a complete rhythm section all brought together by composer Stephen Bell performing the greatest pops songs of all time (truth). Perfect to get you ready for New Year’s Eve I’d say!