On August 31, ABBA announced a livestreamed announcement would take place on YouTube on September 2 at 5:45 BST.
The show will take place in the ABBA Arena, a custom built venue located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London. It will have a capacity of 3000.
22 songs will be performed by ABBA's digital avatars over 90 minutes. The set list will contain the lead singles from Voyage; I Still Have Faith in You and Don't Shut Me Down, however it will mainly be a "greatest hits" concert with classics such as Dancing Queen. The performances were choreographed by Wayne McGregor, multi-award winning Resident Choreographer of the Royal Ballet.
The digital avatars, dubbed 'ABBAtars' were created using motion-capture technology of the four ABBA members performing on-stage surrounded by over 140 cameras. These recordings captured the mannerisms of the four members, while old pictures were used to model the avatars after their younger selves. This work was carried out by over 850 employees of Industrial Light & Magic, founded by George Lucas.
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