Eurovision: The Good Evening Europe exhibition

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This morning, the European Broadcasting Union has announced the opening of a new exhibition in collaboration with Abba The Museum, entitled Good Evening Europe!.

ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus alongside the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. Jon Ola Sand, have initiated the dedicated project which will celebrate the world’s longest running annual television competition.

Starting from the first ever contest in 1956 up until this present year, the exhibition will feature over 60 years of Eurovision moments and memories in a digitalised and television-like setting.

Visitors will be given the opportunity to sing along to their favourite contest entries on a self-made Eurovision stage, with a look at original costumes and items from over the last 6 decades of the competition. A special interactive quiz based on the contest will also be present.

Speaking of the exhibition, Ulvaeus says:

The Eurovision Song Contest occupies a special place in my heart. It is a pleasure to be able to display the long and in many ways astonishing history of the largest running TV show in the world, where music is at the centre. And I couldn’t think of any better place to do it than at ABBA The Museum in Stockholm.

Executive supervisor Sand continues:

We are really excited to be working with ABBA The Museum on this unique exhibition celebrating 60 years of great music and television. It is fitting that, as the Contest returns to Stockholm for the 3rd time, the history of the world’s biggest music event can now be explored alongside that of its most successful winners.

A special section of the exhibition will be dedicated to each of the 6 Swedish winners of the Eurovision Song Contest (ABBA, Herreys, Carola, Charlotte Perrelli, Loreen and Måns Zelmerlöw), with stories written by Melodifestivalen Supervisor and Contest Producer of the 2016 contest, Christer Björkman.

Ingmarie Halling, who will curate the exhibition alongside set designer Bengt Fröderberg and Anna Söderberg, revealed:

I believe everyone has heard the words ”Good Evening Europe!” coming from a TV set nearby at some point in their lives. A song contest so old, so hot and so loved by so many viewers is unique. It´s a real honour for ABBA The Museum at Pop House that together with the EBU get the chance to show this colourful exhibition for fans, friends, media and artists from back in the day until now.

The Good Evening Europe! exhibition will make its premiere at Abba The Museum in Stockholm on the 7 May. A special place at the museum will be saved for the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, who will visit the museum the following day of the Grand Final.

Further details can be found at

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  • *MarioVision*

    This year will actually be the real golden diamond anniversary
    since 60 years have passed from 1956
    & the 1st Vision Euro Song Contest in Lugano of Switzerland.

  • *MarioVision*

    (from WIKIPEDIA) On 20 January 2016 all THE 4 members of ABBA made a public appearance at Mamma Mia the party. (their music tavern in Stockhom)
    It was their first show up since the Mamma Mia movie premiere 8 years earlier in 2008.
    Now I don’t think that ABBA should make the long awaited reunion after all.
    After all these decades since their break up now they have gotten way too old.
    If they will do it then they wil be just poor figures or the shadows of their old glorious selfs.
    Everything good in life comes to its end indeed.
    So they did wise that their last video (indeed) was in the EuroVision of 2004.
    Really cool that Benny of ABBA opened this year the greek summer tavern music hall & will have there the *Mamma Mia* musical <3
    As i checked on their bookings,its already sold out for all the shows of this year!!
    It looks like that every Sweden wants to visit the Abba summer tavern 🙂

  • *MarioVision*

    The ‘Greek’ movie *MAMMA MIA* of the famous musical produced by ABBA that was of course set in the greek islands, was released in cinemas the same weekend with BATMAN(The Dark Knight) back in 2008
    & in 9 days on 25 March the greek movie *MY BIG (f@t) GREEK WEDDING 2*
    will come out on the same weekend with the new movie *BATMAN* (vs superman) 🙂

  • *MarioVision*

    SWEDEN will be the first country in the world
    that the movie *M.B.F.G.W.2* will be released on 23 March
    even before the release in America 2 days later. 🙂

    Surprisingly, it will come out to our cinemas late here in Greece 🙁
    2 weeks later on 7 April. (so it won’t clash on the same weekend
    with the monster movie *Batman vs Superman* thats why)

    I really hope that it will be box office hit in Sweden
    & in whole Europe. In America and in just the whole #globe 🙂