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A new immersive exhibition celebrating the music of ABBA is set to open in London later this year.

The exhibition, which is set to open at the Southbank Centre in December, has been named ABBA: Super Troupers, and will contains items from the band’s private archives, including original costumes, handwritten notes and sketches, personal photographs, music and instruments, plus album artwork.

The exhibition will also recreate key sites in the band’s history, including the Polar recording studio in Stockholm, which will be filled with the band’s original instruments and handwritten lyrics.

Describing the exhibition, singer Björn Ulvaeus said: “Since our songs, which were written in the 70s, are still being played today it’s particularly interesting that the Southbank Centre exhibition is placing them in the temporal context in which they were created.

“We recorded ‘Mamma Mia’ in 1975. What happened that year in the UK and in the world? One thing is for certain – it seems unbelievably long ago!”

His bandmate, Frida Lyngstad, added: “We are so excited that the exhibition is taking place at the Southbank Centre, which is just a few short steps away from Waterloo.”

Abba: Super Troupers opens at the Southbank Centre from 14 December to 29 April 2018. Tickets are set to go on sale from Tuesday 4 July.

The August 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring David Bowie on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, there are new interviews with The War On Drugs, Steve Earle and Jah Wobble, we countdown Radiohead’s 30 Greatest Songs and remember Gregg Allman. We review Peter Perrett, Afghan Whigs, ZZ Top and Peter Gabriel. Our free CD features 15 tracks of the month’s best music, including Peter Perrett, Floating Points, Bedouine, Public Service Broadcasting, Broken Social Scene and more.

Uncut: the past, present and future of great music.