ASTORIA — At the 50th annual Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Arrival — Canada’s tribute to ABBA — will play a special show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds (92937 Walluski Loop). Arena doors open at 7 p.m.
The band will play ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mama Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You.”
This 50th anniversary event requires a special ticket: $15 general admission; $25 reserve seating.
The ticket includes admission to the festival after 5 p.m.. Parking is $2 per day, $5 for the weekend. People who arrive before 5 p.m. will need to purchase an $8 festival admission wristband good for all three days.
There will be a public dance with live music by Scandinavian Country immediately after the concert. Reserve seat tickets are on sale at Finn Ware in Astoria, general admission tickets at the Liberty Theater Box Office in Astoria until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 15. After this date, tickets will be on sale at the festival admission table only.
The original ABBA formed in Stockholm in 1968 and won the Eurovision song contest in 1974.
ABBA was the first group from a non-English-speaking country to achieve consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries and to spawn ABBA tribute bands worldwide, according to press materials. The original band dissolved in 1982 but will reform for an upcoming 2017 project.
For more information about the festival, visit astoriascanfest.com.