Hands up if you don’t have a secret fondness for an Abba tune?
Thought so, which is lucky as Abba Fever is about to hit Saddleworth.
The tribute act to Sweden’s best export since Volvo and Ikea, is coming to Uppermill Civic Hall on Friday, May 11.
Now in their 20thyear, Abba Fever will be reviving Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid’s finest tunes from ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’ to ‘Money, Money, Money’.
“Who does not like Abba?” said Uppermill-based promoter and photographer, Tim Simpson.
“And we’re putting in a bar with gin and prosecco as well so what more could you want?”
Last year, Tim brought the Buzzcocks and the James Taylor Quartet to the Civic Hall.
“I’m diversifying a little now,” he laughed. “Hopefully, everyone will get into the spirit.
“There are a few Abba tribute bands but Abba Fever look and sound the part. We’ll also have a 70s and 80s disco so the night is all about having fun and a good time.”
After the success of his first venture of 2018, the Jam Restart, Tim is looking to promote more tribute nights this year.
He’s already booked the Clone Roses for Saturday, July 7 and is equally excited by support act, Callow Youth.
“It will probably be only their second gig after their recent debut at the Witchwood in Ashton,” added Tim.
“I heard good things, went to see them and they were really good. I am glad to get them at the start of their career.
“The last band I did that with were Twisted Wheel and they didn’t do too badly.”
Tickets for Abba Fever cost £15 and for more details visit www.popupuppermill.co.uk