Mamma Mia…here we go again…..ABBA lovers get ready for the time of your life. An ABBA-themed theatre restaurant and disco is coming to Australia.

Mamma Mia: The Party is a purpose-built Greek taverna with a four-course Mediterranean menu and a brand new live ABBA show. This is then followed by a high-energy ABBA disco. The full experience is about four hours long.

The party first launched in Sweden, followed by London in the O2 Arena.

ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus told BBC Radio that the event will be touring.

“The first stop will be Las Vegas, then after that probably New York or Hamburg, then Melbourne, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul.”

MammaMia the party - Abba Restaurant and theatre show coming to australia soon

Two New ABBA Hits

The band is also recording two new ABBA songs, which will be released next year. One is a ballad with “a reflective, philosophical lyric” called I Still Have Faith in You, the other a “more up-tempo, almost disco 70s” number called Don’t Shut Me Down.

They will be the first new ABBA songs since the band split almost 30 years ago.

“We called the ladies and asked them if they were up to record again, the last time we did that was winter 1982,” Ulvaeus said.

“It was such great fun to be together in the studio again. You suddenly release the bonds we have, the things we had done and what we have together is incredible.

“Especially in view of the fact we thought a couple of years after we split up we’d be forgotten. Then all these other things happened and here we are. And we have a reason to be here.”

No To Tours

However, the ABBA star said the band is not keen to come back together for a tour and even turned down a billion-dollar offer to perform together.

“None of us really wants to do that. It’s such a hassle, such a huge thing to do. People think you just reunite for one night, it’s not like that. It takes too much energy right now and we’re geriatrics. Elderly popstars.”

Ulvaeus hinted that there may be more new songs in the future.

“There could be a few others, we’ll see. Because we did have fun.”

No dates have yet been revealed as to when the ABBA party will arrive on our shores…so watch this space.

Are you an ABBA fan? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • My parents are a big Abba fans so would love this!
    Don’t know how I missed this the first time.


  • I was lucky to see the show at the O2 in London. Can’t wait to see again with my friends here in OZ. I’m sure covid has delayed this but hoping dates will be announced soon.


  • I am a huge ABBA fan! Have loved them since childhood. Never got to see them live as was too young but I wish my mum would have taken me


  • Timeless appeal, mainly due to the great songs. Understand why they wouldn’t regroup but a new song would be so great.


  • This would be the best fun.


  • I saw ABBA when l was young,still a huge fan!


  • This would be so much fun


  • Great idea


  • Oh Wow now that sounds like so much Fun especially all those ABBA fans out there are going to love this sad to say I am really not a ABBA fan


  • What a great idea. It will take off for sure as customers say “I do I do I do”


  • Yes an Abba fan and sounds fascinating.


  • Why ABBA and disco combined? ABBA aren’t a disco group. I would love to go just for the music, they sure made fabulous music


  • I love this idea, bring it on!


  • Looks like a lot of fun.


  • I would love to go to this……..shame it doesn’t look like it’s coming anywhere near where I live. Being a 70’s kid, ABBA was my childhood – so many good memories with my sisters (even though I always had to be Benny or Bjorn as the youngest)


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