Wellsford arrival for ABBA tribute act

Take a chance on them – the ABBA Heaven! super-troupers promise a night to remember.

It’s time to dust off those sparkly bell-bottom pants and platform boots and practice your best disco moves for a night of all-out ABBA excess in Wellsford next month.

Auckland-based tribute band ABBA Heaven! is coming to the Wellsford Community Centre on Saturday, September 23 and is promising to play all the Swedish supergroup’s best-loved hits.

ABBA Heaven! is made up of Ness Abernethy as Agnetha and Pauline Berry as Frida on vocals, with singer Shaun Petterson as Bjorn and John Gorbey on keyboards and guitar as Benny.

Dressed in replica ABBA costumes and singing in three and four-part harmony, the band’s playlist will feature more than 30 hits, from such singalong anthems as Waterloo, S.O.S., Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen to slower melodies like Chiquitita, Angeleyes and I Have A Dream.

The show starts at 8pm and will be split into two sets, and the band says dressing up in flamboyant gear is actively encouraged.

Tickets cost $40 for adults and $20 for under 18s, available from Woody’s Winners Lotto store in Wellsford or from www.eventfinda.co.nz. Online purchases also incur a booking fee.