ABBA Voyage première

Filmed: Thursday 26 May 2022

Location: ABBA Arena, London, UK

Release status: Unreleased

Additional information


ABBA arrived by taxi (Agnetha and Frida sitting together and Benny and Björn sitting opposite them) fairly early into the red carpet arrivals.  They started off talking to the press together (ie. all four of them) but their PR split them into two couples shortly afterwards to speed things up.  So there were some interviews with all four and then Agnetha and Benny and separately, Frida and Björn. It was noted that Björn, so heavily involved in the pre-show promotion, took a back seat and let Agnetha and Frida do a lot more of the talking.

At one point, they broke free from the red carpet to stand for photos in front of the crowds of fans.

Celebs appearing (in no particular order):

Broadcasts and footage:

  1. The Sun Showbiz
    A live-stream of the VIP arrivals on the red carpet.  Interviews with Svana Gisla (Producer), Bailie Walsh (Director), Wayne McGregor (choreographer).  First appearance of ABBA about 54 minutes in.  They are then interviewed by the BBC Entertainment Correspondent Colin Patterson and then someone else.
  2. NME (New Musical Express)
    Interview firstly with Björn and Frida and then Agnetha and Benny. Benny makes the point that the NME used to hate ABBA!
  3. ABBA Voyage TikTok
    A montage of footage of ABBA 
  4. ZIB 2 - ORF
    Very brief interviews with Benny and Frida and Queen Silvia.  Broadcast 27 May 2022
  5. AP Archive
    Interview with Björn and Frida and footage of ABBA.
  6. The Project
  7. ORF News - Aktuell nach Eins (Austrian Television)
  8. Nyhetsmorgon
    TV4, Sweden - broadcast Sunday 29 May 2022
    Anders Philbad presented his report from the ABBA Voyage première including interviews with Agnetha and Benny and King Carl Gustaf, Carola Häggkvist, Eva Dahlgren and Efva Attling, Elaine Paige, Jacob Wallenberg (Swedish banker), Jonas Gardell and Mark Levengood, Lasse Hallström and Lena Olin, Ludvig Andersson, Tomas Ledin, Peter and Nanne Grönvall, Marie Ledin, Queen Silvia, Tommy Körberg, Wayne McGregor and Zara Larsson

Agnetha's coat was by Fendi.
Frida's jacket was also Fendi, as were her trousers.
Benny's long, brightly-coloured coat was by Yohji Yamamoto.

Thanks to Jan Bach, Kevin Munns, Jason Swan, Jonathan Bollen and Hjördis Bye, Gordon Holm and Ray Morrison c/o ABBAtalk.
YouTube videos c/o The Sun Showbiz, NME, André Selbach, AP Archive, The Project

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