When: Friday 4th May - Saturday 5th May, 2018
On May 5 Trundle will be awash with sequins as the seventh annual ABBA Festival kicks off a weekend of festivities with Australia’s only and original ABBA festival.
For those looking to make a full weekend, Friday the 4th will see Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy’s ABBA-solutely fabulous show at Berryman Oval from 5.30pm.
The pair met while performing alongside each other in the original Australian production of Mamma Mia!, the musical famously crafted around a hit parade of ABBA songs and they have a hilarious show prepared for the festival.
For the first time ever, the Festival will be held in one central location – Berryman Oval – as opposed to previous years where events have been held in multiple locations.
This revamped structure means visitors can expect a lively, village atmosphere, enhanced by the formidable lineup of talent. Headlining the event is Bjorn Again – the world’s number one ABBA Tribute band and the only ABBA show praised by Benny and Bjorn of ABBA.
For the 2018 Trundle ABBA Festival Bjorn Again will be performing an exciting new, two-part show; the first part will be the band playing ABBA’S classic 1976 album Arrival in its entirety – track by track, while part two is ABBA’s greatest hits. This international flair is ably supported by homegrown talent, including highly popular Amitie – a female trio from Parkes who have a huge following of fans.
The ladies sing their hearts out to songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s with hits from Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cila Black, ABBA, Aretha Franklin, Leslie Gore and many more. With exceptional harmonies and stunning vocal performances, five-piece band Kotahi Groove will be offering festival-goers a wide musical range, with musicians from diverse musical backgrounds such as R&B, Reggae and Motown right through to Blues, Classical, Soul, Country and Aussie Rock music with a Kiwi influence. It’s not just musical talent that will be showcased at the Trundle ABBA Festival; visitors can take a break from the dance floor and be swept away as Tristan MacManus and Alana Patience taking to the stage.
For the last 10 years, Alana has been a resident professional on Channel 7’s Dancing With The Stars, while Tristan is known as a professional dancer on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing. Together, they are pure magic. Inside Berryman Oval will be market stalls and food vans, along with a fully functioning bar by The Trundle Hotel.
In addition to the main stage, this year there will also be a new dance stage for the ultimate party atmosphere. Visitors will be wowed by the incredible sound and lighting that the new venue will be boasting.
Highlights of the weekend are the Fashions of the Festival catwalk competition, and the I do, I do, I do, I do, I do! wedding vows renewal, while Amitie will be attempting a World Record for the number of people dancing to Dancing Queen and Kotahi Groove will be “counting down” the biggest hits of 1976.
When All is Said And Done, this whole day’s entertainment is amazing value at just $55 per ticket – including the Bjorn Again concert.
For detailed information about the individual entertainment acts, please visit www.trundleabbafestival.com.