“Does your mother know” there’s a new magical concert coming to town? Candlelight is bringing the iconic songs of the Swedish supergroup ABBA to life at one of the city’s most breathtaking venues. They’re often considered one of the greatest bands in the world due to their catchy songs, innovative production techniques and global cultural impacts. Now, ABBA has been celebrated in hundreds of tributes, but none have been as unique and memorable as this one.
Surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles, this spectacular experience is a feast for all the senses. Taking place at the historic Bolling Haxall House, the world-renowned musicians of the Listeso String Quartet will take on songs like “Waterloo”, “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen”. On August 30, take out your bell-bottom lycra and disco platform boots and enjoy the everlasting ABBA hits by candlelight.
After winning Eurovision in 1974 with their song “Waterloo”, the band was catapulted to international fame. ABBA’s unique blend of pop and disco, combined with their visually striking performances made them an instant hit throughout Europe. While the band in the US did score a few Top 40 Billboard hits, it wasn’t until the development of the Broadway production Mamma Mia in 1999, followed by the release of the namesake movie in 2008 that sparked an American ABBA fever.
Agnetha and Anni-Frid’s harmonious vocals, the band’s memorable melodies and relatable lyrics have resonated with generations of listeners. Although the band’s disbanded, that doesn’t mean you can’t still rock out and hear their everlasting songs. Listen to classics in the likes of “Dancing Queen”, “SOS”, “Money, Money, Money” and “Fernando” brilliantly performed by the gifted Listeso String Quartet.
On August 30, mark your calendars and experience ABBA’s legendary songs like never before in a beautifully candlelit setting. The show will have two back to back performances at 7:00pm and 9:00pm, and doors open 45 mins prior to the start time, giving you enough time to mingle around the beautiful candlelit venue at Bolling Haxall House and take all the magic in.