ABBA reunite for first time in years – to open a restaurant

Bjorn Ulvaeus speaks to the press. Picture: Getty Images

Bjorn Ulvaeus speaks to the press. Picture: Getty Images

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The four former members of ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the Mamma Mia! musical.

Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad showed up for the opening night of fellow former band member Bjoern Ulvaeus’ Greek taverna, where guests are invited to sing along to ABBA tunes.

Former Abba member Anni-Frid Lyngstad and partner Henry Smith. Picture: TT/AP

Former Abba member Anni-Frid Lyngstad and partner Henry Smith. Picture: TT/AP

However, they did not sing or pose for photos together and rejected suggestions they would ever perform together again, with Andersson saying: “I don’t think so.”

The restaurant, where musicians and actors interact with waiters and guests, has borrowed the Greek-island setting from the Mamma Mia! musical and film, but Ulvaeus said: “It’s a completely different story.”

Former ABBA member Benny Andersson also attended the opening. Picture: Getty Images

Former ABBA member Benny Andersson also attended the opening. Picture: Getty Images

Agnetha Faltskog also attended the opening. Picture: Getty Images

Agnetha Faltskog also attended the opening. Picture: Getty Images

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