ABBA unveil their incredible digital avatars

ABBA unveil their incredible digital avatars ahead of their ‘360 degree immersive show’ which kicks off in a purpose built stadium next month

There’s only a month before their avatar’s take to the stage. 

And in anticipation of their first show ABBA have released images of their digital selves that will perform as part of their new ABBA Voyage concerts in a purpose built London stadium.

The holograms have been created following weeks and months of motion-capture and performance techniques.

Avatar: In the shots the pop pioneers resemble their much younger shelves and are dressed in 1970s silver sequinned ensembles

Now: Agneta Fältskog, now 72, looked gorgeous in the snap as she gazed into the camera looking like she did at the height of the band's fame (pictured in 2021)

Disco Divas: Abba have released shots of their Avatars ahead of their digital concerts. In the photos the pop pioneers resemble their much younger shelves and are dressed in 1970s silver sequinned ensembles

In the shots the pop pioneers resemble their much younger shelves and are dressed in 1970s silver sequinned ensembles.

An 850-strong team from Industrial Light & Magic, the company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, led the company’s first foray into music.

Agneta Fältskog, now 72, looked gorgeous in the snap as she gazed into the camera looking like she did at the height of the band’s fame. 

Her blonde hair falling in a relaxed curl, the talented singer sports a disco inspired V-neck blouse.  

Avatar: Fellow vocalist Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76, who now sports more faded locks, looked equally youthful with her trademark fiery red hair

Now: In a similar sequinned outfit, the singer looked beautiful as she donned a smoky eye and a simple nude lip (pictured in 2021)

Dancing queen: Fellow vocalist Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76, who now sports more faded locks, looked equally youthful with her trademark fiery red hair.

Back together: An 850-strong team from Industrial Light & Magic, the company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, led the company’s first foray into music

Back together: An 850-strong team from Industrial Light & Magic, the company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, led the company’s first foray into music

Avatar: Songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus, 77, looked even more different as she showed off a freshly shaven face

Now: His blonde hair, which is now a distinguished salt and pepper colour, styled in a shaggy bob (pictured in 2021)

Mama Mia! Songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus, 77, looked even more different as she showed off a freshly shaven face

Fellow vocalist Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76, who now sports more faded locks, looked equally youthful with her trademark fiery red hair. 

In a similar sequin outfit, the singer looked beautiful as she donned a smokey eye and a simple nude lip.

Songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus , 77, looked even more different as she showed off a freshly shaven face.

Avatar: Fellow composer Benny Andersson's avatar sported a more svelte appearance, his blonde hair thick and bountiful

Now: The 75-year-old's younger self sported a blonde beard as he too gazed into the camera (pictured 2021)

Young buck: Fellow composer Benny Andersson’s avatar sported a more svelte appearance, his blonde hair thick and bountiful

His blonde hair, which is now a distinguished salt and pepper colour, styled in a shaggy bob.

Fellow composer Benny Andersson’s avatar sported a more svelte appearance, his blonde hair thick and bountiful.

The 75-year-old’s younger self sported a blonde beard as he too gazed into the camera.

One more time! The pop pioneers originally split up in 1982, but reformed earlier this year to record ninth studio album Voyage and unveil plans for an immersive digital stage show

One more time! The pop pioneers originally split up in 1982, but reformed earlier this year to record ninth studio album Voyage and unveil plans for an immersive digital stage show

The pop pioneers originally split up in 1982, but reformed earlier this year to record ninth studio album Voyage and unveil plans for an immersive digital stage show.

But Bandmembers Benny and Bjorn insist the reunion is a one-off, with the band unlikely to record more music following the release of first latest album Voyage, after 39 years in November.

Speaking to The Guardian, Benny said: ‘This is it… It’s got to be, you know.’

Touching on the band’s original break-up, which followed almost a decade of chart domination, he added: ‘I didn’t actually say that, “This is it” in 1982.

‘I never said myself that ABBA was never going to happen again. But I can tell you now: this is it.’

Shows: ABBA (pictured in 1974) announced their new album Voyage last year and their avatar residency in London

Shows: ABBA (pictured in 1974) announced their new album Voyage last year and their avatar residency in London

The group became household names after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with hit single Waterloo.

They went on to release tracks including Mama Mia!, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance On Me and Thank You For The Music before walking away from the music industry.  

The foursome previously said they would never reform despite their huge worldwide popularity, and reaching more than 400 million album sales over 50 years.

Reunited: The foursome previously said they would never reform despite their huge worldwide popularity, and reaching more than 400 million album sales over 50 years (pictured together in 2012)

Reunited: The foursome previously said they would never reform despite their huge worldwide popularity, and reaching more than 400 million album sales over 50 years (pictured together in 2012)








In an interview with Australia’s A Current Affair, Björn teased: ‘That’s the vision we have, an experience that nobody has ever had in music.’

‘You know to sit in the audience on opening night and see this thing, see ourselves… it’s going to be weird and wonderful,’ he added.

The singer promises it will be as close to the real thing as possible.

‘It will be us, in the way that we really have infused ourselves in these avatars with movement, with facials expressions, with the voices, all of that stuff makes it, it’s us,’ he told the programme.

The Sun reported: ‘The state-of-the-art concert – set to run until 2025 – will feature Abba performing as holograms of themselves in their heyday.

They're back: The show will come 50 years after the founding of the group (pictured in November 1976) that consisted of two married couples for most of its existence

They’re back: The show will come 50 years after the founding of the group (pictured in November 1976) that consisted of two married couples for most of its existence

‘It will be ­situated in a purpose-built 3,000-capacity venue in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, where it will open next spring and an entire album of new music is being readied.’

It added: ‘The 6,710-square-metre theatre will host eight shows a week and will allow for a 360-degree immersive experience, giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with the recreations of the superstars, which will be joined on stage by real performers.’

The Waterloo group went their separate ways at the height of their career, and during their final years Björn divorced bandmate Agnetha whilst Benny and Frida split up, too.

They performed together for the first time in decades in 2016 at a private event, which marked the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between songwriters Björn and Benny.

Tickets for the ABBA Voyage concerts are available on abbavoyage.com. 

Stars: The foursome previously said they would never reform despite their huge worldwide popularity, and reaching more than 400 million album sales over 50 years (pictured circa 1975)

Stars: The foursome previously said they would never reform despite their huge worldwide popularity, and reaching more than 400 million album sales over 50 years (pictured circa 1975)