Could Abba Voyage be leaving London for good?

Could Abba Voyage be leaving London for good?

Abba Voyage is reportedly in talks to move Stateside (Picture: PA)

Abba Voyage’s time in London was reported to potentially be coming to an end after a bidding war where a US brand emerged the winner.

The legendary show, based in East London, has seen thousands of revellers dance and sing along to Swedish pop group Abba across the decades, thanks to mind-blowing special effects and digital avatars.

It’s enjoyed massive critical acclaim since opening in 2022, and fans had hoped it would remain in London for years to come.

However a new report claimed the show could be moving to Las Vegas after secret talks.

Local outlet the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported this week that that the mesmerising show is set to head to Sin City in a new custom-built venue.

Sources told the journal that US-based Resorts World is said to be the leading contender to snap up the show, but the site is not yet finalised, and it will begin as a ‘limited engagement, extending if it builds momentum’.

The groundbreaking show currently calls the Abba Arena in East London home (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

Thousands have been spellbound by the performances (Picture: Johan Persson)

But we’ve got some good news — even if Abba is heading Stateside, the plan is to keep it going in the capital.

Approached for comment, a spokesperson for Abba Voyage told Metro.co.uk they are ‘in conversations about the concert being in different locations at some point in the future as well as in London, but currently the only place in the world where you can see Abba Voyage is at the Abba Arena, London.’

So no panic for now.

Previous reports had claimed the Abba-tars of Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 77, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 78, Benny Andersson, 76, and Agnetha Fältskog, 73, could remain in their Pudding Mill Lane residency until at least 2026 as ‘the reaction was amazing’ and it’s proved popular as ever.

However talks for a move to the Las Vegas strip were still rumoured at the time.

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In 2021, it was reported that US brand Resorts World were in a bidding war which could earn the show up to a £1 billion, with ‘MGM Resorts, Caesaars Palace and Resorts World desperate to secure it’.

‘Talks are in the early stages between promoters and the big three casinos here for ­entertainment,’ a source told The Sun’s Bizarre column at the time.

‘The dream would be for the show to move to the States after its London run and in Vegas, it’s believed it could make almost £1billion.

‘Plans at the moment are ­centred around a suggested 2024 opening which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of their ‘Eurovision’ win and the release of chart-topper Waterloo.’

This year marks 50 years since Abba became world-famous overnight with their Eurovision win (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Considering the 50th anniversary of that life-changing Eurovision is just days away– April 6 to be exact — it’s incredibly unlikely that milestone will be celebrated on the Vegas Strip.

However it’s just as unlikely to stay in London forever, as Bjorn previously said the show could go on forever.

He said: ‘Abbatars never tire. They can do 10 shows a day. No private jets. No riders. No worries about voices.’

Abba Voyage was created using 1 billion computing hours, 160 cameras, 500 moving lights and a 65 million-pixel screen.

It is currently appearing at the 3,000-capacity Abba Arena in London.

Reps for Abba have been contacted for comment.

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