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ABBA Party

ABBA Party

UK - One of the highlights of 2015 Christmas TV viewing was the ABBA Party which was aired on Christmas Eve, and what a party it was!

There is no denying that ABBA is one of the most feel-good bands with well-known and much-loved classic songs.

Stars from across music and TV performed their favourite ABBA song and shared personal Abba memories during the show which was set in a very special Scandinavian Christmas lodge, as ITV helped celebrate 41 years since the release of the band’s Greatest Hits album.

Every lodge needs a lighting spectacular! Chris Kempton designed this one, with equipment provided by Richard Martin Lighting (RML). And a huge Christmas party needs a huge lighting rig – and this was no exception! Chris’s list included Mac Auras, Alpha Wash 700s, Pointes, Pixelline 1044, Sharpys, VL1000TS, VL4000 Spots, B-EYE K20s, Nexus 4x4 panels and ROBIN 600 LEDWash.

Despite there been a lot of blue lighting used, there was still a real warmth to the look of the set. That was probably a combination of the trees, sparkles and bubbly presenter Paddy McGuinness.

In an exclusive interview, Bjorn Ulvaeus also talked about his own ABBA memories while guests including Alexandra Burke, Scouting for Girls, Shayne Ward and Catherine Tyledsley, Susan Boyle and the cast of Mamma Mia performed in front of a live studio audience.

5th January 2016

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