ABBA reunited for a one-off performance in Stockholm at the weekend. It is the first time the quartet appeared on stage together in more than 30 years.
At a private gala to mark 50 years since songwriting duo Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson first met, the pair were joined on stage by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
In an unexpected, impromptu performance the group sang their 1980 hit ‘Me and I’.
ABBA’s last tour took place in 1982. Since then, they last appeared together publicly in Stockholm in January for the opening of a new entertainment venture, Mamma Mia! The Party.
Lyngstad told Swedish newspaper Expressen their reunion was “absolutely amazing”.
“A lot of emotions,” she said. “We’ve made this journey throughout our history.
“Benny and Björn in particular. It’s been very nostalgic.”
Despite their occasional individual performances, the group – made up of two former married couples – decided they would not reunite for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
ABBA previously enjoyed numerous smash hits including Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Waterloo and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.
Igår den 5 juni var det exakt 50 år sedan Benny Andersson och Björn Ulvaeus träffades. Och resten är historia. Detta firades med en privat fest på Berns i Stockholm och en återförening av ABBA som för första gången sedan 1900-talet uppträdde tillsammans och framförde en låt ihop. Även Lena Philipsson, Pernilla Wahlgren, Peter Jöback, Tommy Körberg, Helen Sjöholm och Lill-Babs uppträdde på festen. #KändisTV #Abba