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Now booking until 5 January 2025, the ABBA Arena has plenty of ticket choices: have the time of your life on the dance floor, party in style in your own dance booth, or take in the atmosphere from our auditorium seating.

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The ABBA Arena has a wide variety of seated, standing & accessible tickets, take a look below for more information.

Dance Floor

Get closer to the action with our Dance Floor tickets. These tickets are for standing (or dancing) only, so you’ll be closer to the stage than anyone else and free to dance anywhere within the area.

Auditorium Seating

Choose from a wide variety of seats at a range of different prices. Pricing is based on the location of the seats, but in our purpose-built arena every seat is a good one. As with most concerts, please be aware that people around you may stand up and dance.

Dance Booths

We have eight Dance Booths in total, four for up to 10 people and four for up to 12 people. Each booth is named after people from the ABBA universe. These are flexible spaces, so you can book an individual ticket, or book one or more whole booths for your party. Each booth has seating, plus your very own dance floor.

Accessible Seats

The ABBA Arena has plenty of wheelchair spaces, ambulant seats and seats suitable for a wheelchair user to transfer into. All of these seats and spaces must be booked in advance and are clearly marked on our seating plan. 

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About ABBA Voyage

Journey through the music of ABBA and attend this unique concert experience at the bespoke ABBA Arena in London. ABBA Voyage tickets are available on London Theatre now.

ABBA Voyage , a concert experience like no other

See original ABBA members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad take the stage in the form of avatars in this mesmerising feat of technology. Dance the night away to a selection of ABBA’s most iconic tunes, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “The Winner Takes It All.” A 10-piece live band elevates the experience, performing alongside the holograms on stage. Abba Voyage is a unique opportunity to experience ABBA in concert like never before.

ABBA made an unforgettable mark on the global music scene when they triumphed at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their hit single “Waterloo.” Since then, they've established themselves as one of history's most successful pop groups.

Using motion capture technology, a team of visual effects artists captured ABBA's performances over five weeks using 160 cameras. Our critic raves in a five-star review on London Theatre that “the end result is sublime, defining the phrase ‘needs to be seen to be believed.’” Audiences will be amazed by the realistic holograms of ABBA in this spectacle concert experience.

Baillie Walsh (Springsteen & I) directs ABBA Voyage with visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic, known for their work with LucasFilm and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The creative team also includes choreographer Wayne McGregor and lighting designer Matthieu Debay.

What are the songs in ABBA Voyage ?

ABBA Voyage includes twenty of ABBA’s most iconic songs in one electrifying evening. Experience hits like “Fernando” and “Voulez-Vous,” as well as new songs from their most recently released album, “Voyage.” Find out more about some of the songs in ABBA Voyage .

Where is ABBA Voyage ?

ABBA Voyage is a unique concert experience that takes place in the ABBA Arena located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, close to Stratford train station.

This purpose-built arena provides the ideal setting for the concert, with its distinctive shape offering audience members a fully immersive experience. ABBA Voyage is poised to remain in London for the foreseeable future, allowing you to enjoy the concert as often as you'd like. Performances are scheduled seven times a week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

ABBA Voyage Dance Floor Tickets

Get closer to the action with our Dance Floor tickets. These tickets are for standing (or dancing) only, so you’ll be closer to the stage than anyone else and free to dance anywhere within the area.

Please note: The concert involves the use of extensive flashing lights, kinetic lighting, lasers and strobing light effects.

Tickets to ABBA Voyage in London are available now

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Approx 1hr 40 minutes (no interval)

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Recommend 6+. Children under 3 will not be allowed into the venue, those 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit in the arena on their own. The Dance Floor area is not recommended for anyone younger than 12..

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Special 50th Anniversary Performance Guests who purchase a ticket for the 6th April 2024 7:45pm "ABBA Voyage – Celebrating 50 Years of Waterloo" performance will receive an exclusive Abba Voyage X Waterloo commemorative gift & a complimentary drink voucher on arrival at the ABBA Arena.

Dance Floor Tickets Get closer to the action with our Dance Floor tickets. These tickets are for standing (or dancing) only, so you’ll be closer to the stage than anyone else and free to dance anywhere within the area.

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Frequently asked questions, what is abba voyage about.

This digital concert is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live musicians accompany digital avatars of the hit band ABBA in a totally new form of hybrid entertainment. Designed by the group themselves, you’ve never seen ABBA– or any concert– quite like this. Get your tickets to ABBA Voyage at their purpose-built venue the ABBA Arena today.

How long is ABBA Voyage?

The running time of ABBA Voyage is Approx 1hr 40 minutes (no interval).

What's the age requirement for ABBA Voyage?

The recommended age for ABBA Voyage is Recommend 6+. Children under 3 will not be allowed into the venue, those 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit in the arena on their own. The Dance Floor area is not recommended for anyone younger than 12...

How do you book tickets for ABBA Voyage?

Book tickets for ABBA Voyage on London Theatre.

How much do tickets cost for ABBA Voyage?

Tickets for ABBA Voyage start at £70.

What are the songs in ABBA Voyage?

Featuring some of ABBA’s most famous hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia,” ABBA Voyage includes 20 songs in total. Read more about the songs in ABBA Voyage .

Who wrote ABBA Voyage?

Original ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus wrote all the songs in ABBA Voyage . These two talented songwriters were the creative force behind many of ABBA's iconic hits and have continued their collaboration for the new songs featured in the concert experience.

Who directed ABBA Voyage?

Baillie Walsh directs ABBA Voyage . He has directed music videos for various artists, including notable collaborations with Massive Attack and Kylie Minogue.

Is ABBA Voyage appropriate for kids?

All ages can enjoy the music of ABBA, but ABBA Voyage is recommended for ages 6 and older. The Dance Floor area is recommended for ages 12 and up. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 16.

Is ABBA Voyage good?

ABBA Voyage is a groundbreaking concert experience in a custom-built arena. Anyone who loves ABBA's music, even those less familiar, will enjoy this unique night out. Read our five-star review of ABBA Voyage here.

Is ABBA in ABBA Voyage?

Although the physical presence of ABBA members on stage is not part of the ABBA Voyage concert experience, the show incorporates a digital recreation of the group's performances, providing audiences with a unique and innovative way to experience their iconic songs.

Where are the best seats for ABBA Voyage?

Depending on the type of experience you would like to have will determine where the best seat will be for you. Everywhere in the ABBA Voyage Arena has excellent views of the performance.The Dance Floor is the best area for a more concert-like feel. These tickets are general admission, and there is no seating available. Seated tickets will ensure you have a reserved seat whilst still being able to dance the night away. There are no obstructed seated views.

How was ABBA Voyage made?

ABBA Voyage was made using a process called motion capture. The members of ABBA were filmed with 160 cameras whilst wearing motion-capture suits, which recorded their movements. This monumental process took only five weeks to complete. Industrial Light & Magic, a motion picture visual effects company that earned fifteen Academy Awards for their work on major films, created the graphics for ABBA Voyage .

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Abba Voyage: What you need to know about this concert experience and how to find tickets

What is Abba Voyage about?

B eloved Swedish band Abba is back, and in a way you’ve never seen them before. Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad reunited for this groundbreaking concert featuring their avatars – or “Abbatars” – which deliver all of Abba’s greatest hits while looking just as they did in their 1970s heyday.

Abba teamed up with visual effects specialists Industrial Light & Magic, who have worked on LucasFilm and Marvel movies, and used motion capture technology to create incredibly realistic computer-generated versions of the supergroup’s four members in action.

That amazing quartet of holograms is backed by a live 10-piece band, together performing their beloved pop hits – from Mamma Mia to The Winner Takes It All . It takes place in the custom-built Abba Arena, which features 291 speakers and more than 500 moving lights. It’s a spectacle like no other – and a must-see for all you dancing queens!

How to buy tickets for Abba Voyage

Abba Voyage tickets are now available to buy, starting from around £61. For an extra-fun experience you can purchase Dance Floor tickets, which are closer to the stage and give you more room to boogie along. Book your Abba Voyage tickets now with Telegraph Tickets .

Abba Voyage doesn’t have a conventional, rotating cast of actors like a West End musical. Instead you always get to see the super-talented members of Abba performing this special gig – with a cutting-edge twist. 

Abba worked with the award-winning contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor to perfect their moves, and those performances were captured as holograms. The resulting Abbatars then strut their stuff on stage while giving you all the Abba hits you could ever want: think Chiquitita, Fernando, Does Your Mother Know, Lay All Your Love on Me, Voulez-Vous, Thank You for the Music , and more.

The details

Where is abba voyage playing.

The pioneering Abba Voyage required a specially built new venue: the Abba Arena. It’s situated in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

What is the running time of Abba Voyage?

Abba Voyage is 90 minutes, without an interval.

How long is Abba Voyage running for?

Abba Voyage is currently booking to January 5, 2025. 

What is the minimum age for Abba Voyage?

The age recommendation for Abba Voyage is six plus. Children under three will not be allowed into the venue, and anyone aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The Dance Floor area has an age recommendation of 12+.

How accessible is Abba Voyage?

The Abba Arena has both wheelchair spaces and seats that a wheelchair user can transfer into, plus a companion seat which can be booked free of charge. The venue also has 10 parking spaces available for blue badge holders, five accessible toilets and one Changing Places toilet.

The Abba Arena also has suitable seating for people with visual impairment and guide dogs are welcome. The venue has a closed loop hearing system, and there are British Sign Language Interpreted performances. 

“It’s a mind-blowing hi-tech celebration of some of the greatest pop music ever made, delivered as if you are up close and personal with legendary superstars.” Read the full Telegraph review .

How many years will Abba Voyage run for?

We don’t know the answer for sure, but given that London’s Abba Arena is currently the only place in the world where you can see this exceptional show, it’s bound to have a long life as fans keep travelling from miles away to say thank you for the music. 

Is Abba actually singing in Abba Voyage?

Yes, you’ll hear the Swedish band singing in this show – even though they’re not technically there in person. The vocals for all the songs were recorded ahead of time, so you’ll get to hear the inimitable sound of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad singing together. There’s also the fun of a live concert, since the 10-piece band is performing live.

Is Abba Voyage worth seeing?

The Telegraph’s reviewer definitely thinks so. He marvelled at the show’s cinematic sweep and celebration of the most uplifting pop ever made. Audiences seem to agree – the show has been packed out every night since opening. Judge for yourself by booking your Abba Voyage tickets and experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Is it better to stand or sit at Abba Voyage?

Either way, you’ll have a blast. The Dance Floor tickets can turbo-boost your night out, since you’re right up close to the stage and you can really channel your inner dancing queen. This is definitely the best way to experience Abba Voyage in a group, as you can all gather together. However, the seats in this bespoke arena have great sight-lines too, and let you catch your breath during this action-packed show.

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It’s been a while since we made music together. Almost 40 years, actually. We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve decided it’s time to end it. They say it’s foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we’ve recorded a follow-up to “The Visitors”. To tell the truth, the main inspiration to record again comes from our involvement in creating the strangest and most spectacular concert you could ever dream of. We’re going to be able to sit back in an audience and watch our digital selves perform our songs on a stage in a custom-built arena in London next spring. Weird and wonderful!

To all of you who patiently have followed us in some way or another these past decades:

Thank you for waiting – it’s time for a new journey to begin.

“We simply call it “Voyage” and we’re truly sailing in uncharted waters. With the help of our younger selves, we travel into the future. It’s not easy to explain but then it hasn’t been done before.”

“It’s hard to say what’s been the most joyful thing for me ( Benny ) with this project. If it’s the involvement in creating the concert together with everyone or being back in the studio together again after 40 years. I think hearing Frida and Agnetha singing again is hard to beat. When you come to the arena you will have the four of us together with an absolutely glorious 10-piece band. And even if not in the flesh, we will be right there, thanks to the work of the creative team and ILM.”

“Those first sessions back in 2018 were such fun and when Benny called and asked if I’d ( Anni-Frid ) consider singing some more I jumped at it! And what songs!! My respect and love go out to these exceptionally talented, truly genius songwriters! Such joy it was to work with the group again. I am so happy with what we have made, and I dearly hope our fans feel the same.”

“When we got back together in the studio I ( Agnetha) had no idea what to expect…But Benny’s recording studio is such a friendly and safe environment, and before I knew it I was really enjoying myself! I can hardly believe that finally, the moment has come to share this with the world!”

“They’re such amazing singers those two, I ( Björn) was completely floored by the way they delivered those songs. They’re true musicians; totally unimpressed by pop star glamour but still having a great time being creative in a recording studio. The “Voyage” project has injected new life into us in more ways than one.”

“So, again, thanks for waiting! We hope to see you in the “ABBA Arena” and yes – see – because we have infused a good deal of our souls into those avatars. It’s not an exaggeration to say that we’re back.”

Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid

Stockholm, Sweden, 2nd September 2021

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The ABBA ‘Voyage’ concert event has been extended to November 2023 due to high demand from fans.

The live show - which has received universal acclaim - takes place at Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park in London, and features avatar versions of ABBA .

ABBA Voyage launched back in May, and won instant plaudits from critics and fans alike thanks to the lifelike depictions of the 'ABBA-tars', which were created using motion capture technology from the real musicians.

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At the premiere, it was the first time in 36 years that Benny Andersson , Agnetha Fältskog , Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus were seen as a group together in public.

The show was originally scheduled to run until December 2022, but was later extended to May 2023.

The 90-minute show runs seven times a week. You can get tickets here .

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Smooth Radio's very own Paul Phear was in attendance at the premiere, and was wowed by the spectacle. He said at the time:

"There should be an announcement as you enter the new ABBA Arena in Stratford.. “ladies and gentlemen we will soon be landing in 1979 so please turn back your watches 43 years. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride”. Because however they’ve done it, and like a magician’s illusion it’s probably best not to know, the greatest pop band are back and in their prime.

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"Of course we know it’s not ‘them’ IRL (in real life) but they really do seem to exist IVRL (in virtual real life) occupying the space, interacting with each other and the audience. Technically it’s miraculous. Add to the mix a live ten-piece band, a mobile light show that fills the arena, huge HD concert-style video screens, hundreds of high-quality sound speakers around the auditorium and, well, my my how can you resist it?

"And I haven’t even mentioned the songs yet. 100 minutes of just about every hit you’d list as essential, some fan favourites and 'Don’t Let Me Down' and 'I Still Have Faith in You' from last year's Voyage album. There are a couple of animated cartoon sequences that are, like in every live show, a bit of a lull (time to visit the bar) but very soon the avalanche of perfect pop sweeps everyone up and out of their seats.

"Cast any doubt aside, this is an absurdly enjoyable and emotional reunion with the way they were then and if you were lucky enough to be alive in 1979, yourself."

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ABBA Voyage is coming in 2022 – find out how to get tickets

It’s official! The journey is about to begin… Everyone’s favourite group is returning next year for a concert that’s been 40 years in the making.

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Here they go again! The Swedish pop band comprised of Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus have announced the greatest ABBA performance the world has never seen.

Called ABBA Voyage , it combines the old and new, the young and not-so-young, while bringing the four beloved band members together again through their music.  

Known for such heady, disco-tastic hits as Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me , Mamma Mia, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! and many more, the group confirmed details for a truly ground-breaking experience that opens from 27 May 2022. 

With a reputation for insanely energetic live shows, ABBA have designed the kind of concert they always wanted to do – where they get to travel back in time and perform for fans as digital versions of their best selves.

ABBA Voyage: The Journey Is About To Begin

Blurring the lines of reality, the magic of ABBA’s past is being brought into the present with the latest motion capture technology. Audiences will see the band as they were from 1979 – but with a surprising futuristic spin.  

Staged in a custom-built venue dubbed the ABBA Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the virtual foursome will be accompanied by a live 10-piece band. Plus, ABBA Voyage offers plenty of unique ways to enjoy the show that include watching everything unfold from your seat in the auditorium to dancing the night away as part of the exhilarating Dance Booth option.

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With ABBA’s last album released back in 1982, the super-Swedes have also revealed a new record titled Voyage is on the way. More details about this are still to come, but fans who pre-order it here before 12:00 on 4 September 2021 will have first access to tickets for ABBA Voyage via a presale that opens from 10:00 on 5 September 2021.

Fans can also register here for early ticket access via a presale that opens from 10:00 on 6 September 2021. Otherwise tickets for ABBA Voyage go on general sale to the public from 10:00 on 7 September 2021.

There are lots of ABBA fans all over the world! Due to the nature and high demand of these shows, there are going to be more people who want to see ABBA Voyage than there will be tickets. So here’s everything you need to know about the dates, location, pricing and how to get tickets.

When is ABBA Voyage running? ABBA Voyage kicks off from 27 May 2022. Generally speaking, show times for ABBA Voyage are Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 19:45 plus Saturday & Sunday at 15:00.

Where is ABBA Voyage playing? ABBA Voyage will play in a custom-built arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

What are the ticket prices for ABBA Voyage? Ticket prices for ABBA Voyage start from £21. There are plenty of different ticket types to choose from – including general admission, auditorium and Dance Booths, so be sure to check out all your options here .

How do I get tickets to see ABBA Voyage? 

• Pre-order ABBA’s new album for first access to tickets Get first access to ABBA Voyage tickets by pre-ordering the band’s forthcoming album Voyage here before 12:00 (noon) on 4 September 2021. You will receive an email from Universal by 18:00 on 4 September 2021. The email will contain your unique, single-use booking code. You’ll then have a chance to buy tickets when the presale opens from 10:00 on Sunday 5 September 2021.

• Register for presale access to tickets Get the chance to access tickets early by simply registering here . Presale registration closes at 12:00 (noon) on 5 September 2021 . You will receive an email from Ticketmaster on 5 September 2021 containing your unique, single-use booking code that can be used when the presale opens from 10:00 on Monday 6 September 2021.

• Book tickets when they go on general sale Tickets for ABBA Voyage will go on general sale to the public from 10:00 on Tuesday 7 September 2021 here .

Hints and tips for improving your chances of bagging ABBA Voyage tickets during the presales or on the day of the general sale

What can you do to help secure those tickets? Notepads at the ready! Check out these top tips to improve your chances of bagging the best ABBA Voyage tickets when they become available.

1. Open your account and log in now Get the details out of the way before tickets are available by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later. Head to  Ticketmaster.co.uk  and log in to your account to get started.

2. Don’t refresh your screen Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

3. Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale Keep up-to-date with news at  Twitter.com/TicketmasterUK . If anything changes regarding ABBA Voyage tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it. We send real-time updates as the general sale happens, including any technical difficulties that might occur (remember there are a lot of ABBA fans) and alerts on when new tickets become available. When we have popular shows and tours going on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.

4. Don’t oversleep on the date of your presale or the general sale That would be disastrous!

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: ABBA Voyage tickets go on general sale from 10:00 on Tuesday 7 September 2021 through  Ticketmaster.co.uk .

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Are you in the mood for a dance? Well, now’s your chance to bust out your best moves and go back to the '70s with ABBA Voyage.

After 40 years off stage, you can now see the Swedish supergroup reunite and perform their classic hits in one unforgettable concert experience. Described as "jaw-dropping" by fans, ABBA Voyage combines live music with virtual reality to create a unique, immersive show.

Through the powers of modern technology, you’ll see Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid looking and sounding just as they did when they first shot to stardom in 1974. To explain how, the team at RadioTimes.com have put together this handy guide with everything you need to know about the concert, including price, location and how to buy.

Since debuting Waterloo at the Eurovision Song Contest, ABBA has earned a place as one of the biggest bands of all time with hits like Dancing Queen, Angel Eyes and, of course, Mamma Mia becoming part of the cultural zeitgeist. Over the years, the group has had many number one hits and is thought to have sold between 150 million to 385 million records worldwide.

ABBA has also had very public differences over the years, with two divorces splitting them up in 1982. But in 2017, talks of a virtual concert began and by 2021 they officially reunited to record the Voyage album, featuring new songs Don't Shut Me Down and Little Things.

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Now, you can see these new songs meet old hits from ABBA Gold for the legendary band's last hurrah. How could you ever refuse? Here’s what you need to know about the experience.

Plus, if you're a fan of the immersive, we've put together a list of the best immersive experiences to try in London. Plus, as always, we've got our recommendations of the best West End shows from long-running classics to new limited-time runs.

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What is ABBA Voyage?

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ABBA Voyage is a live concert performed entirely by CGI versions of the four members of ABBA. The singers don’t appear in person but have instead recorded their voices and body movements to be transformed into 3D avatars (or ABBAtars).

Together, the reunited couples sing 22 of their greatest hits including Voulez-Vous, Lay All Your Love on Me and Thank You for the Music. They also perform perfectly choreographed dances and play virtual instruments, all the while getting backed by a live 10-piece band.

The show runs every Thursday to Monday with concerts usually taking place at 3pm or 7:45pm. In the audience, you can party from a seat, or book a spot on the dancefloor in the middle where you’ll find the other dancing queens. You can also hire a private booth for you and your super troop.

ABBA Voyage is currently running until January 2025, so don’t let this chance slip through your fingers and read on to find out how to get tickets.

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The four avatars were created and designed by Industrial Light & Magic, a visual effects company responsible for the CGI in the Star Wars and Marvel films. With motion capture technology, Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid appear life-like on stage to perform the full setlist, complete with singing, dancing and piano-playing.

All members of the band were involved in the creation of the concert, which makes it unsurprising that the avatars are younger versions of themselves. But with the lighting, sound, and cutting-edge special effects, you’d never know that nearly 50 years had passed since they first stepped onto the stage at Eurovision.

The singing was done by the present-day band members who performed the 22-song set over the course of five weeks while wearing motion-capture suits. The choreography is also based on the Swedes’ real movements but was actually filmed by younger body doubles. Then, on the night, all of this is put together into one seamless projection and is backed by a real band.

Looking for more exciting things to try in the capital city? Take a look at the best immersive museums or London experience gifts to treat someone to.

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The ABBA Arena is a temporary building that was entirely purpose-built for this project. It sits in Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford (where the 2012 Olympics took place) - and with a big light-up ABBA sign on the front, it’s pretty hard to miss.

The nearest station is Pudding Mill Lane, which is available on the DLR, but you can also go to Stratford station (on the Jubilee, Central, Elizabeth, DLR and Overground lines) and Stratford International (which has National Rail services).

The only car parking at the venue is 10 blue badge spaces that need to be booked in advance. The building is also entirely accessible for wheelchair users, with accessible tickets and accessible companion tickets available to buy online.

ABBA Voyage hotel packages: where to stay near the ABBA Arena

If you don’t fancy fighting your way through London when the show’s over, there are plenty of hotel options open to you.

Holiday Extras has some great deals for packages that include tickets to the event and a one-night stay at a London hotel, plus breakfast the next morning. Currently, it's offering exclusive packages for the Holiday Inn at the London Docklands and the Crowne Plaza on Royal Victoria Dock.

Buy ABBA Voyage tickets and a hotel stay at Holiday Extras

The Ticketmaster site also has a range of hotel packages in places such as Canning Town and Stratford, which all look to be less than a 30-minute trip to the ABBA Voyage arena. The hotels also have breakfast included, so you can re-fuel after your incredible ABBA experience.

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We know you work all night and day to pay the bills you have to pay, so we’ve broken down the different prices you’ll find at ABBA Voyage.

There are four types of tickets you can book: auditorium seating, accessible seating, dance floor and dance booths. Within that, prices range depending on the date you want to book and where you choose to sit.

Here are the base prices for each ticket:

  • Auditorium Seating – from £67
  • Dance Floor – from £91
  • Dance Booths – from £159.50
  • Accessible Seats – from £67

There's a lot of questions about where you should sit at ABBA Voyage and, really, there's no one answer.

If you're looking for a boogie, then we'd recommend the Dance Floor or a Dance Booth. But if you're looking to relax, reports have said that the best place to sit is Block H, specifically the centre section – from there, you should have a perfect view of the ABBAtars, but won't feel like you're too far from the stage.

If you're going in a big group, there are eight Dance Booths at the arena, and each have capacity for 10-12 people. You can book the whole booth, or individual tickets. With the booth, you have your own dance floor and dedicated booth bar.

Tickets for the Dance Booths start at £159.50 per person .

The concert lasts for approximately 90 minutes with no interval. In that time, the ABBAtars will sing, dance and play their way through the full mega mix from Honey, Honey to Money, Money, Money.

Doors also open one hour and 45 minutes before the concert, so if you want to arrive early and get yourself in the dancing mood, you can take full advantage of the bar areas.

You can buy ABBA Voyage tickets from a number of official ticketing partners, including Ticketmaster , See Tickets , Today Tix and London Theatre Direct . All sites have good availability in the coming months so you’ve got lots of options for dates.

Shows run all week except Tuesdays and Wednesdays and are currently available to book until the end of November 2024.

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“ABBA Voyage” would play in a custom venue on the Resorts World property.

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Can you hear the drums, Fernando? Or, can you hear the speculation of the “ABBA Voyage” virtual concert production playing the Strip?

We can. Sources familiar with the production indicate the computer-generated show is to play a custom-built facility. Resorts World is said to be the leading contender, on its former “Enchant” space, though the site is not yet finalized.

The plan is to run the show as a limited engagement, extending if it builds momentum.

We expect the momentum to catch up. The band has sold 150 million records worldwide. Its music was the centerpiece of one of the few Broadway-styled productions to play Vegas, “Mamma Mia” at Mandalay Bay.

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The show stars the original ABBA lineup of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad in their CG-generated, 1979 clones.

The real-life ABBA members are all in their 70s and have no plans to return to the stage in live performance. Nearly 25 years ago, they reportedly turned down $1 billion to headline a 100-show tour.

But for “ABBA Voyage,” they spent five weeks working in motion-capture suits to generate the act’s distinctive choreography.

The London show is designed by Industrial Light and Magic, which has also worked on the U2 production and “Postard From Earth” at the Sphere. “ABBA Voyage” reportedly cost $175 million to develop and is one of the priciest live shows in history.

ABBA Arena, which seats 3,000, features LED screens that add visual depth and nearly 300 speakers. As of this past September, the show has since sold 99 percent of its capacity, and made more than $2 million a week with an average ticket price of about $105.

A 10-piece orchestra backs the avatar performers, delivering hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” the above-mentioned “Fernando,” and the universal ABBA theme, “Thank You for the Music.” One source who has seen the show more than a dozen times in London said, “It’s mind-blowing.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts . Contact him at [email protected]. Follow @johnnykats on X, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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50 years ago Saturday, a Swedish group changed the face of pop music forever.

And in 2024, there is no better way of truly understanding their influence than at the Abba Arena in East London .

The mere idea of Abba Voyage would have been nothing more than the most far-fetched reaches of sci-fi when Abba first stepped on stage at Eurovision 1974 in Brighton.

Now, watching the Abba-tars perform on stage and talk to audiences between songs, it feels like we’ve invented a time machine.

On Saturday night I headed to Pudding Mill Lane with 3,000 other Abba fans (and one person who declared he didn’t even like Abba, was simply in awe of the technology), to watch Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson at the height of their fame.

It wasn’t my first time at Abba Voyage, but the same goosebumps crept up my arms as the lights shone on the four figures on stage, and remained through the breathtaking 90 minutes of music, moving through all the eras of their iconic career.

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And it all goes back to the beginning: dressed in the iconic sparkling outfits, an Abba-tar recalls performing Waterloo in Brighton and how, shockingly, the UK awarded them nil points .

The thousands-strong crowd let out a roar of boos, horrified that such a thing could ever have happened.

Because there’s really no one as iconic as Abba: their songs have sparked musicals performed all over the world, star-studded films, and now a groundbreaking futuristic experience unlike anything that’s ever come before.

The Abba voyage concert viewed from the audience

There are rumours Voyage will be heading to the US and beyond, but a spokesperson assured Metro.co.uk that even if this happens, it will still remain in London.

And thank God for that, because two years on from the opening night in Pudding Mill Lane, the appetite for Abba Voyage is still insatiable: almost everyone I spoke to on the night had been there for the second, third or fourth time, and I’m already looking forward to the next outing.

You also never know who you’ll bump into at a night at Abba Voyage: Saturday night saw Rylan Clark, Mae Muller, Conchita Wurst and Bambie Thug among the revellers, and even Louis Theroux was spotted bopping away to Voulez Vous.

Louis Theroux at Abba Voyage concert

Eurovision is still iconic, but no one before or since has ever had the same impact as Abba did 50 years ago.

Voyage rightfully places them in an individual hall of fame that no other music act can claim.

If you’ve been on the fence or putting off going, this is your sign: Abba Voyage is an utterly unique experience paying tribute to an utterly unique band.

And as soon as the lights come on at the end of the show, you’ll already be planning your next trip, all the way back to Waterloo 1974.

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‘I lost £200 in Abba Voyage tickets thanks to train strikes – I feel betrayed’

R ail passengers have told i train strikes have left them feeling “absolutely betrayed”, as the 22nd month of industrial action by drivers has sparked a weekend of travel chaos across England.

Nick Cummings, 54, is a stay-at-home father from Leeds who was unable to attend an Abba Voyage concert in London on Saturday night after spending £200 on tickets for his wife’s birthday.

“I have just poured hundreds of pounds away,” Mr Cummings told i , having been unable to claim compensation from train operators and the ticket seller – despite spending additional money on insurance.

“I feel absolutely betrayed and appalled by the lack of responsibility,” he added. “I only found out on Wednesday that we wouldn’t be able to go.

“It is the 50th anniversary of Waterloo – Abba’s first single. So it was going to be a special event anyway. Now we will have to stay at home and watch the rain… My wife is gutted.”

The disruption comes as members of Aslef union , representing train drivers, is holding a rolling programme of one-day walkouts, affecting services across the country over a period of four days.

Trains were halted on Friday and will be on Saturday and Monday, with a cancellation of overtime also in place from 4 to 9 April.

Six train companies on Saturday were impacted by industrial action, including LNER – which would have brought Mr Cummings and his wife down to London from North Yorkshire.

Despite the disappointment, Mr Cummings does not “have any real problem with Aslef going on strike at all.”

“I think the impression I have got from the strikes is that the Government does not want to settle. The Government wants to keep this an issue.

“It thinks it can win votes by continuing train strikes,” Mr Cummings added.

Aslef said the deadlock had cost the industry £2 billion, much more than it would have cost to resolve the conflict.

Rail minister Huw Merriman said earlier this year that the Government had already put a “fair and reasonable” offer on the table.

“These are train drivers that are paid an average £60,000 for a 35-hour, four-day week. The pay deal would take them up to £65,000,” he told The Independent .

Aslef union, meanwhile, says it wants to meet with train companies and ministers to try to break the deadlock, claiming that the Government does not want to resolve the issue.

No meetings have been held between the union and the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) for a year, or with Transport Secretary Mark Harper since December 2022.

Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said: “We’ve done 17 pay deals in the last 12 months across all sectors, nations and regions – freight, open-access, Elizabeth line, and Tube.

“And yet we only have a problem with one place and the place we have a problem with is the Westminster Government, who are interfering with our pay deals with the private companies we work for.”

The union is asking for an unconditional pay rise, while rail firms and the Government say wage increases need to be contingent on reforms to working practices.

Also caught in the middle of the nearly two-year-long row was author and writer Mia Hayes, 32, who was “really disappointed” when she was unable to catch a train down to Brighton from Bedford on Saturday.

The disruption mean Ms Hayes was unable attend a book festival in the run-up to publishing her first novel.

“It would have been really lovely,” Ms Hayes told i .

“The panels [at the festival] are usually really inspiring, which would have been very helpful for me, hearing that they have gone through the same experiences as me – imposter syndrome, writer’s block.

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“It is Easter holidays as well and you want to get the train. I wanted to feel the air breeze and soak up the cultural offerings of Brighton.”

With train drivers having begun their industrial action programme back in July 2022, Ms Hayes feels the Government should be doing more to end the strikes, especially if it is “trying to make us more sustainable”.

She added: “In the UK, I have so many friends that drive to London because they just cannot be bothered to catch the trains anymore… It is a shame for our carbon footprint.”

Speaking on this weekend’s strikes, a Department for Transport spokesperson said: “Aslef is the only rail un ion continuing to strike, targeting passengers and preventing their own members from voting on the pay offer that remains on the table.”

A spokesperson for the RDG said: “Minimum service level legislation is one of many useful tools for managing strike disruption, but it is not a silver bullet.”

i contacted Ticketmaster and Allianz Insurance for comment.

Abba Voyage’s conditions of sale reads: “Tickets bought via Ticketmaster or any other authorised agent cannot be refunded or exchanged. Please check the terms and conditions at the point of sale from the authorised ticket agent.”

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ABBA reportedly strike “multi-million-dollar” deal to take ‘Voyage’ show to Las Vegas

There has been talk since last year about bringing the hologram show to other locations, with talks about it coming to Vegas reportedly having happened "for a while"

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ABBA are reportedly set to take their acclaimed ‘Voyage’ hologram show to Las Vegas to the tune of millions of dollars.

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The band have reportedly been in talks with Resorts World to bring the Abbatars to Vegas following its huge success in London over the last couple of years.

“ABBA has been secretly in talks for a while about getting a deal in Vegas,” a source told the Daily Star  [via MusicNews ].

“The music of Abba is well liked in the US and the unique selling point of avatars makes it more than an ABBA show as the spectacular is something that could well wow audiences.”

Last year, it was reported that a world tour was in the works for the virtual concert experience, but no plans have been confirmed in regard to the timeframe or locations where it could happen.

In an interview with NME last year to coincide with the show welcoming its millionth visitor, Bjorn Ulvaeus was asked about what the future of the show involves. “We hope to stay in this venue for as long as we can. We hope they’ll have us for many years, and we might build other replicas of this in other places: Asia, Australia, North America. There are lots and promoters and cities that we’re talking to at the moment about that.

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“Each one would take at least two years to build, but there will be announcements towards the end of this year or the beginning of next about where we actually are going. That’s  if  we’re going somewhere, which we will.”

Meanwhile, when speaking to NME  at the premiere, the show’s producer Svana Gisla and guitarist Dom John  shed light on the future of  Voyage . When asked if Voyage could be the last the world sees of ABBA, Gisla said: “I think this is the final thing. They’re quite genuine in that, but they’ve said that before. I think this is it. It took a lot to make and it was hard work, from us and from them.”

Meanwhile, John said he could see the show going on for “multiple years, maybe” when sked how long he expected to be performing as part of the show.

In a five-star review of ABBA Voyage ,  NME  described the concert as an “epic avatar mega-mix from a brave new world”. It added: “Ageing rockers and poppers are bound to imitate the idea, but it’ll be a struggle to come close to the experience of ABBA Voyage.”

The creation of the show has raised questions about whether the experience could be recreated with other artists. An Elvis Presley AI hologram show Elvis Evolution will debut in London in November, employing AI and hologram technology to create a life size digital hologram of the legendary star from home video footage and personal photos.

Andrew McGuinness, the founder of Layered Reality, who are behind the new Elvis show told BBC News of what to expect from the spectacle.

“You’re going to be stepping in to intricate sets that make you feel like you’ve time travelled,” he said. “It’s more about how we want people to feel, we use temperature, taste and smell to make people feel like they are in Memphis in 1958.”

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On stage in London, the cast celebrated the 25 th anniversary of the Mamma Mia! musical, and then had one more treat for the audience – with the appearance of Bjorn Ulvaeus – one quarter of ABBA, and one half of the band’s songwriting duo (along with Benny Andersson).

When Ulvaeus took to the stage at London’s Novello Theatre , introduced by producer Judy Cramer, he was typically understated. In a TikTok video posted by theatre-goer Kelly Allen, he is seen telling the audience:

“About this time in the evening, exactly 50 years ago, I was standing on another stage here in the UK. It was the second time I entered the stage that night because me and my three bandmates had been called back to perform our song a second time. Because the juries of the Eurovision Final had delivered their verdicts. Nul points from the UK!

“Despite that, we won, and by the thinnest margin in the history of Eurovision… On a night like this, it’s strange to think that, if we hadn’t won… I most probably wouldn’t be standing here today… so I’ve got to thank Waterloo for. But, in this room, I can admit that when I relax at home, put on some music, it is not Waterloo .”

He mused on the band’s success over the past 50 years:

He expressed his gratitude for “the sheer existence of music, because what kind of world would we have without music? I think one of the finest examples of how you can use music in an uplifting way to make people happy, it is Mamma Mia! ”

And he finished:

“I might not be here for the next big anniversary, but my avatar will.”

ABBA have sold more anywhere between 150million and 385million records in their stellar career, Mamma Mia! continues to play to full theatre crowds across the world, and ABBA Voyage – where the avatars of Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha Faltskog  and Anni-Frid Lyngstad perform all their biggest hits in a specially made East London arena – continues to play to full houses two years after its arrival.

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Happy ABBA-Versary! Fans Mark 50 Years Since 'Waterloo' Took the World by Storm

Fans are celebrating 50 years since ABBA won a major battle with “Waterloo.”

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FILE - Members of Swedish group ABBA and close associates celebrate the victory of their song "Waterloo" in the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England, April 6, 1974. Fans are celebrating 50 years since ABBA won its first big battle with “Waterloo.” A half century ago on Saturday, April 6, the Swedish quartet triumphed at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the peppy love song. (AP Photo/File)

LONDON (AP) — It’s 50 years since ABBA won a major battle with “Waterloo.”

A half-century ago on Saturday, the Swedish quartet triumphed at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the peppy love song, which opens: “My my, at Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way.”

The song rang out again Saturday at London’s Waterloo railway station — also named after the 1815 battle that dealt defeat to the French leader — where a choir belted out a rendition for commuters.

In the English coastal town of Brighton, where the 1974 competition was held, fans were staging a flashmob dance and silent ABBA disco to mark the anniversary.

Eurovision victory turned ABBA into a pop juggernaut, by far the most successful band to win the pan-continental music contest, which will hold its 68th edition in May in ABBA’s home country, Sweden. The Eurovision final will take place May 11 in Malmö, after Swedish singer Loreen won last year’s competition with “Tattoo.”

ABBA’s melodic disco pop sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide. The stage musical “Mamma Mia!” based on its songs is 25 years old and spawned two movies.

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The band members have not performed together live for four decades, but released a comeback album, “Voyage,” in 2021. Every day, fans attend a concert by digital “ABBA-tars” at the hit show “Abba Voyage,” which opened in London in 2022.

In a thank-you message to fans on Saturday, the four band members said it was “slightly dizzying and deeply humbling” to know that their songs had been passed down the generations and “still resonate around the world.”

“Music you discover and learn to love when you grow up or even later in life has a way of staying with you forever,” said Agnetha Faltskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. “We share that experience with you and to know that our music has become a constant in your lives is a wonderful thing.”

A tribute concert titled “A party for ABBA” was set to take place in Stockholm on Saturday evening featuring prominent Swedish artists, a 21-person band and a large choir. Organizers said it was a salute to a band that changed the Nordic country’s music scene “forever.”

Swedish public broadcaster SVT, which planned to broadcast the concert live on television and on its streaming service, said “April 6, 1974 is considered by some to be Sweden’s national music day.”

Associated Press writer Jari Tanner in Helsinki contributed to this report.

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‘I lost £200 in Abba Voyage tickets thanks to train strikes – I feel betrayed’

After nearly two years of industrial action, national rail strikes by drivers see another weekend of travel chaos.

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Rail passengers have told i train strikes have left them feeling “absolutely betrayed”, as the 22nd month of industrial action by drivers has sparked a weekend of travel chaos across England.

Nick Cummings, 54, is a stay-at-home father from Leeds who was unable to attend an Abba Voyage concert in London on Saturday night after spending £200 on tickets for his wife’s birthday.

“I have just poured hundreds of pounds away,” Mr Cummings told i , having been unable to claim compensation from train operators and the ticket seller – despite spending additional money on insurance.

“I feel absolutely betrayed and appalled by the lack of responsibility,” he added. “I only found out on Wednesday that we wouldn’t be able to go.

“It is the 50th anniversary of Waterloo – Abba’s first single. So it was going to be a special event anyway. Now we will have to stay at home and watch the rain… My wife is gutted.”

The disruption comes as members of Aslef union , representing train drivers, is holding a rolling programme of one-day walkouts, affecting services across the country over a period of four days.

Trains were halted on Friday and will be on Saturday and Monday, with a cancellation of overtime also in place from 4 to 9 April.

Six train companies on Saturday were impacted by industrial action, including LNER – which would have brought Mr Cummings and his wife down to London from North Yorkshire.

Despite the disappointment, Mr Cummings does not “have any real problem with Aslef going on strike at all.”

“I think the impression I have got from the strikes is that the Government does not want to settle. The Government wants to keep this an issue.

“It thinks it can win votes by continuing train strikes,” Mr Cummings added.

Aslef said the deadlock had cost the industry £2 billion, much more than it would have cost to resolve the conflict.

Rail minister Huw Merriman said earlier this year that the Government had already put a “fair and reasonable” offer on the table.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: ASLEF strikers attend their picket line at Waterloo station on September 30, 2023 in London, England. Members of the Aslef union have timed this latest walkout to coincide with the Conservative Party Conference. Train drivers haven't received a pay rise since 2019. (Photo by Guy Smallman/Getty Images)

“These are train drivers that are paid an average £60,000 for a 35-hour, four-day week. The pay deal would take them up to £65,000,” he told The Independent .

Aslef union, meanwhile, says it wants to meet with train companies and ministers to try to break the deadlock, claiming that the Government does not want to resolve the issue.

No meetings have been held between the union and the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) for a year, or with Transport Secretary Mark Harper since December 2022.

Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said: “We’ve done 17 pay deals in the last 12 months across all sectors, nations and regions – freight, open-access, Elizabeth line, and Tube.

“And yet we only have a problem with one place and the place we have a problem with is the Westminster Government, who are interfering with our pay deals with the private companies we work for.”

The union is asking for an unconditional pay rise, while rail firms and the Government say wage increases need to be contingent on reforms to working practices.

Also caught in the middle of the nearly two-year-long row was author and writer Mia Hayes, 32, who was “really disappointed” when she was unable to catch a train down to Brighton from Bedford on Saturday.

The disruption mean Ms Hayes was unable attend a book festival in the run-up to publishing her first novel.

“It would have been really lovely,” Ms Hayes told i .

“The panels [at the festival] are usually really inspiring, which would have been very helpful for me, hearing that they have gone through the same experiences as me – imposter syndrome, writer’s block.

UK towns worst-hit by April’s rail strikes, mapped

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“It is Easter holidays as well and you want to get the train. I wanted to feel the air breeze and soak up the cultural offerings of Brighton.”

With train drivers having begun their industrial action programme back in July 2022, Ms Hayes feels the Government should be doing more to end the strikes, especially if it is “trying to make us more sustainable”.

She added: “In the UK, I have so many friends that drive to London because they just cannot be bothered to catch the trains anymore… It is a shame for our carbon footprint.”

Speaking on this weekend’s strikes, a Department for Transport spokesperson said: “Aslef is the only rail un ion continuing to strike, targeting passengers and preventing their own members from voting on the pay offer that remains on the table.”

A spokesperson for the RDG said: “Minimum service level legislation is one of many useful tools for managing strike disruption, but it is not a silver bullet.”

i contacted Ticketmaster and Allianz Insurance for comment.

Abba Voyage’s conditions of sale reads: “Tickets bought via Ticketmaster or any other authorised agent cannot be refunded or exchanged. Please check the terms and conditions at the point of sale from the authorised ticket agent.”

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