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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Abba tribute kicks off series of gigs to support Eisteddfod this Friday

There'll be some familiar faces launching the series of Live at Llangollen Town Hall shows this Friday, January 19 - as well performing some of ABBA's biggest hits including Super Trouper, Dancing Queen, Thank You for the Music and S.O.S.  

The group features Shea Ferron, well known for his virtuoso performances with John's Boys Male Chorus including performances on Britain's Got Talent and at the Royal Variety Performance, and James Barber, singer and bassist, who you can usually see running the sound at many major events in the town. 

The company behind the Abba Tribute band, Black Box Events, North Wales, is an award winning events firm. 

They cover a range of events including Flash Mob Choirs and Murder Mysteries and won North Wales Wedding Awards 'Best Wedding Entertainment' in 2023.  

Shea Ferron, who is also a member of the Eisteddfod's trustee board, said: "We can't wait to bring our live show to Llangollen Town Hall.  As well as the biggest hits from Abba you can expect class costumes and plenty of fun as we pay tribute to one of the best bands in history.  

"It is great as well that the party will raise money for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.  

* The Abba tribute band playing this Friday.

"As a new board member, these last few months have been amazing - announcing some of the world's best acts coming to Llangollen in 2024 for our summer for fun. We wanted to get the party started early though and look forward to seeing everyone coming together for a great night on Friday."

The show will see the first of a number of fundraising gigs at Llangollen Town Hall to raise money to support the core Eisteddfod.  

They will be held monthly in Llangollen Town Hall and feature tributes to ABBA, Robbie Williams, Pink Floyd, Slade as well as bringing the original Merseybeats, who performed with The Beatles in the 1960s, to town.  

Organisers hope to bring the Llangollen community together and raise money for their annual music festival.   

Life Vice-President of the Llangollen Eisteddfod Keith Potts and his team of fundraising volunteers are behind the monthly gigs.

Keith said: "Every year, we welcome people from all over the world to promote peace and reconciliation through song and dance. This is part of our aim to work all year round and bring our community together.   

"We are delighted to have secured some of the most in demand tribute acts from both Wales and England for our monthly gigs.  

"We hope the live concerts will prove popular and we raise much needed funds to continue our iconic peace festival. 

"This year, as well as bringing some of the world's biggest entertainers to town, we will be welcoming competitors from across the world to our Eisteddfod. This costs money and these Live in Llangollen gigs will help us do that." 

* The shows run from 7.30-11pm and tickets will be available from and the Llangollen Tourism Information Centre. 

You can see highlights from the ABBA Tribute Band here -

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