STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The anticipated news scheduled for 10:00 CET today was about the official partnership of EBU and the ABBA The Museum for a unique exhibition. The exhibition will be titled “Good Evening Europe” and will celebrate the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus initiated the project alongside EBU’s Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand. There will be be hundreds of hours of Eurovision Song Contest from 1956 till 2015 with extra videos of backstage stories which thrilled the Eurovision fans over the years.
ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus said: “The Eurovision Song Contest occupies a special place in my heart. It is a pleasure to be able to display the long and in many ways astonishing history of the longest running TV show in the world, where music is at the centre. And I couldn’t think of any better place to do it than at ABBA The Museum in Stockholm”.
There will be a special Winners Wall, a tribute to Sweden’s six Eurovision winners: ABBA, Herreys, Carola, Charlotte Perrelli, Loreen and Måns Zelmerlöw with text written by SVT’s Christer Björkman. There will also be interactivity with the visitors who can participate in quizzes, singing their favourite Eurosongs on a Eurovision stage, see original costumes from Eurovision participants.
“We are really excited to be working with ABBA The Museum on this unique exhibition celebrating 60 years of great music and television. It is fitting that, as the Contest returns to Stockholm for the third time, the history of the world’s biggest music event can now be explored alongside that of its most successful winners”, said Jon Old Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Director Ingmarie Halling, Anna Söderberg and set designer Bengt Fröderberg are the persons who manage the ABBA The Museum exhibition.
“I believe everyone has heard the words ”Good Evening Europe!” coming from a TV set nearby at some point in their lives. A song contest so old, so hot and so loved by so many viewers is unique. It´s a real honour for ABBA The Museum at Pop House that together with the EBU get the chance to show this colourful exhibition for fans, friends, media and artists from back in the day until now”, said Ingmarie Halling.
There will be an open spot for the 2016 Eurovision winner, who will be asked to join the exhibition after his/her/their victory on May 14th.
Pop House is home to the world-renowned ABBA The Museum exhibition, which presents the history of Sweden’s all-time greatest pop group. The building also houses the History of Swedish Popular Music exhibition, featuring Roxette, Robyn, Ace of Base, Europe and some 400 other Swedish artists. The opening ceremony of the exhibition will take place on Saturday 7th May 2016 in Stockholm. Find out more by visiting the website of Pop House.
SOURCE: EUROVISION.TV / POP HOUSE SWEDEN