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DO You ABBA Dream? One of the country’s most popular tribute bands, ABBA Mania, will stage a series of gigs at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre later this month and they are offering one lucky group of talented young singers the chance to perform on stage on the opening night.

DO You ABBA Dream?

One of the country’s most popular tribute bands, ABBA Mania, will stage a series of gigs at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre later this month and they are offering one lucky group of talented young singers the chance to perform on stage on the opening night.

ABBA Mania are inviting a group of 10 to 20 youngsters aged between 10 and 18 to accompany them in performing the ABBA hit I Have A Dream.

Local choirs, performing arts, drama or dance schools are being encouraged to apply by forwarding an application CD of their group performing the song to the Sunderland Empire.

Once the winning group is chosen they will receive a CD with the arrangement of the song and the lyrics, which they will rehearse prior to their stage appearance on Thursday, August 30.

In 1979, during their second world tour, ABBA were joined on stage by a choir in each of the cities they played in to perform the song, to mark UNICEF’s Year of the Child.

ABBA Mania are aiming to recreate those performances. Formed in 1999, the group have been selling out theatres and concert halls ever since, bringing the music of the Swedish supergroup to their millions of fans, old and new, around the world.

With colourful costumes, lighting and sound, ABBA Mania aims to take you back to the 70s and early 80s when ABBA dominated the airwaves.

At Sunderland Empire from August 30 to September 1, tickets are £15.50 to £17.50 and are available from the usual outlets.

All CD applications for the choir performance should be sent to Kelly Laws, Marketing Assistant, Sunderland Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, by Wednesday, August 15.

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