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ABBA dress to impress at the opening performance of their Voyage digital concert residency

Mamma Mia – here they go again! ABBA are seen all together in public for the first time in 36 years as they attend the launch of their Voyage digital concert residency… while hardcore fans eagerly wait to catch a glimpse of their idols

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ABBA were seen all together in public for the first time in 36 years on Thursday night as they attended the opening night of their ABBA Voyage concert residency at the purpose-built ABBA Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. 

Benny Andersson, 75, Agnetha Fältskog, 72, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76, and Björn Ulvaeus, 77, pulled out all the stops as they posed on the red carpet at the glitzy launch event, where they prepared to watch their digital avatars take to the stage. 

Meanwhile, legions of hardcore fans (including one with a Waterloo tattoo) eagerly waited outside to catch a glimpse of their idols before heading inside to enjoy the highly-anticipated show. 

Here they go again! ABBA were seen all together in public for the first time in 36 years on Thursday night as they attended the opening night of their ABBA Voyage concert residency at the purpose-built ABBA Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford [L-R Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Bjorn Ulvaeus]

Lead singers Agnetha and Anni-Frid proved to be quite the fashionistas as they both rocked up in stylish cream ensembles for the event.

Agnetha wowed in a long cream coat, with a coordinating draped dress and matching accessories, while her fellow singer Anni-Frid stunned in a similar chic cream suit teamed with white trainers.

And while Bjorn kept his look classic an simple 

In anticipation of their first show, earlier this month, ABBA released images of their digital selves that will perform.

The holograms have been created following weeks and months of motion-capture and performance techniques, with the avatars depicting the pop group as they appeared in 1979

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

Somewhere in the crowd, there's YOU! Meanwhile, legions of hardcore fans (including one with a Waterloo tattoo) eagerly waited outside to catch a glimpse of their idols

Having the time of his life: One fan held up an ABBA sign as he waited to enjoy the highly-anticipated show

Somewhere in the crowd, there’s YOU! Meanwhile, legions of hardcore fans (including one with a Waterloo tattoo) eagerly waited outside to catch a glimpse of their idols before heading inside to enjoy the highly-anticipated show

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.

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.

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

Looking good: Benny Andersson, 75, Agnetha Fältskog, 72, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76, and Björn Ulvaeus, 77, [L-R] pulled out all the stops as they posed on the red carpet at the glitzy launch event, where they prepared to watch their digital avatars take to the stage

Looking good: Benny Andersson, 75, Agnetha Fältskog, 72, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76, and Björn Ulvaeus, 77, [L-R] pulled out all the stops as they posed on the red carpet at the glitzy launch event, where they prepared to watch their digital avatars take to the stage 

Cream of the crop: Lead singers Agnetha and Anni-Frid proved to be quite the fashionistas as they both rocked up in stylish cream ensembles for the event

Cream of the crop: Lead singers Agnetha and Anni-Frid proved to be quite the fashionistas as they both rocked up in stylish cream ensembles for the event

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.

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.

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