Frida From ABBA Surprised Fans By Showing Up At The ABBA Voyage Gig

Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA made an unexpected appearance at the ABBA Voyage concert in east London.

The ‘revolutionary’ concert series kicked off in May at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s specially constructed ABBA Arena. 

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A 10-piece live band supports the digital versions of the Swedish pop icons as they play a hit-filled show. After the show’s conclusion, an announcer delivered a surprising announcement over the PA. “You have been in the presence this evening of Frida, who sends her best wishes to you all.”

When fans saw the singer waving from her seat, they started applauding. Below are a few pictures and people’s reactions.

It was the first time in 36 years that all four ABBA members appeared together in public, when they all attended the opening night of ABBA Voyage earlier this year.

On the red carpet, Lyngstad told NME that attending the premiere with her bandmates felt amazing.

“Really looking forward to seeing the show again,” she continued. “I’ve seen it once on Monday evening, and it’s just that feeling… you want to see it again and again because there are so many details you can’t comprehend by just seeing it once.”

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She added: “I also want to see the audience’s reaction again, because they were standing, clapping, singing along, dancing, having an absolute fabulous time.”

The first new ABBA album in forty years, also titled ‘Voyage,’ was released last November. James Righton of the Klaxons assisted in assembling the ABBA Voyage backing band, which includes Little Boots (real name Victoria Hesketh) on keyboards, synthesisers and backing vocals.

Hesketh earlier stated that she was a lifelong ABBA fan and that working on the project was an absolute honour.