Jarvis Cocker will be guiding music fans through the fascinating history of ABBA long into the spring, as we’re delighted to confirm the musician, author and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter as the narrator for our immersive exhibition, ABBA: Super Troupers.
The exhibition recreates the extraordinary rise to worldwide fame and lasting legacy of ABBA (Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad), set against the shifting socio-economic and political conditions of the time.
Audiences will be guided by Cocker’s distinctive voice as they are transported on a journey through previously unseen archive material including ABBA’s original costumes, handwritten notes and sketches, personal photographs, music and instruments, plus album artwork, and photography. There will also be film footage from notable collaborators including director Lasse Hallström, who directed all of ABBA’s videos before going onto a highly successful career in film.
The audio narrative which accompanies the tour through ABBA’s story is written by journalist and documentary-maker Jude Rogers, who has served as music critic for The Guardian and a judge on panels for a number of leading music awards, including the Welsh Music Prize, and Mercury Prize.