Announcing The Boston Pops on Nantucket Special Guest!

(May 30, 2014) Are you ready for the “time of your life?”

Jetties Beach will transform into a dance floor this summer when Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra welcome ARRIVAL From Sweden as their special guest for the 18th annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert.

ARRIVAL From Sweden is the world’s foremost ABBA tribute band and has played sold-out shows around the globe. The band will transport the audience back to the ‘70s and bring back to life the iconic music, fashion and energy of ABBA, one of the most successful acts in the history of pop music. ARRIVAL From Sweden’s recent shows include unforgettable collaborations with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

On Saturday, August 9, ARRIVAL From Sweden will join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a night of music, dancing and fireworks at one of the island’s most beloved beaches.

ARRIVAL From Sweden will perform ABBA’s most memorable hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mama Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Take a Chance on Me,” in replica ABBA stage clothes, recreating the experience of one of the defining musical acts of the ‘70s.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s first hit, “Waterloo,” which propelled the group to international stardom. The band went on to become one of the top-selling music groups of all-time, with more than 10.5 million albums sold.

“We wanted our special guest to be inclusive, family-friendly, and give a performance that will engage the entire audience, so ARRIVAL From Sweden is the perfect match,” said Boston Pops on Nantucket co-chair Laurie Monahan. “The Pops played ‘Dancing Queen’ during last year’s concert and everyone on Jetties Beach was up out of their chair and dancing. ARRIVAL From Sweden will bring the music and energy for an unforgettable performance.”

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ARRIVAL From Sweden follows previous special guests for the Boston Pops on Nantucket concert including Matthew Morrison, Michael Cavanaugh, Carly Simon, Linda Eder, Joel Grey, and Rockapella.

 The annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert is the largest single fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital and brings thousands of people together at Jetties Beach. All funds generated during the event stay on Nantucket to sustain the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the island community.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, click here. 

Nantucket Island Resorts / Jill and Stephen Karp return once again as presenting sponsors of the Boston Pops on Nantucket concert. Major sponsors this year include Time Inc.’s Coastal Living and Real Simple magazines.

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