The world’s first dedicated ABBA museum, first proposed last year, is set to open in the band’s hometown, Stockholm in June 2009.
Initiators of the museum Ulf Westman and his wife Ewa Wigenheim have declared that they will launch the complex between ‘June 3 to 7, it will be an inaugural week,’ at a presentation of their plans in Stockholm yesterday (December 5).
The pair added that “It will be an international museum with a lot of technological and multimedia aspects,” explaining that visitors will be able to take part in many aspects of ABBA’s 70s fame.
Visitors will be able to record tracks like ‘Waterloo’ in a recreation of Polar Studio in Stockholm, where the group recorded their hits.
The four original ABBA members, Bjoern Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faeltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad have all given their backing to the museum which is planned to fill three floors of a waterfront building on the island of Soedermalm.
The quartet will be donating many items, especially clothing that will fill the ‘wardrobe room’ – including sequinned bellbottoms and catsuits for which they were renowned.
Despite having broken up over 25 years ago, surprisingly, ABBA still sells between two and three million albums a year worldwide.