Welcome to the Official International ABBA Fan Club
- the club that offers you much more than just a magazine
If ABBA are there, we are there – and so could you!
Over the last 30 years, The Official International Fan Club has developed from just producing a simple magazine to becoming a vital part of the world of ABBA fandom, much thanks to the support we have had from Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Frida themselves as well as from ABBA’s own spokesperson Görel Hanser, but also from cooperating with record companies, ABBA The Museum and the likes.
We are very proud that we have been able to give all our members the opportunity to go to exclusive previews and premieres around the world. ABBAWORLD first opened its doors for the Fan Club both in London and Melbourne where all members were welcome to a preview, and some were even invited to the grand openings. The same happened when ABBA The Museum opened in Stockholm. When all ABBA members attended the premiere of Mamma Mia! The Movie in Stockholm, all members who wanted to go got a ticket absolutely free for that magic night.We also had free tickets available for Mamma Mia! The Party where ABBA surprised everyone by getting on stage for a few seconds.
When the museum opened, we arranged special tours including a visit to the Metronome studios. At almost all major ABBA-related events in Europe, Australia or the U.S., we have been able to offer hard-to-get tickets to our members - of course, not always for free, but still quite often without any charge.
The magazine that is published four times a year gives you the latest news, in-depth stories, a Q&A section and much more. The magazine has its own photographers for exclusive pictures besides the ones we buy from picture agencies around the world and unpublished rarities from private archives. You also can win rare promo material, signed items and much more.
The International ABBA Weekend is the world's greatest ABBA party. In April every year, hundreds of fans gather in Roosendaal, The Netherlands. The schedule includes a big record and memorabilia fair, a disco, performances, video shows, there have been exhibitions of original stage clothes, rare photos and memorabilia and much more. Special guests that have performed or talked about their work with ABBA include Görel Hanser, Janne Schaffer, Ulf Andersson, Ingmarie Halling, Owe Sandström, Nanne, Benny’s son Ludvig with his band and many more.
The weekend is open to all fans, but as a member you get a discount on the entrance fee.
In 2016, we did celebrate our 30th anniversary in Stockholm with a special day at ABBA The Museum where Benny paid a surprised visit.
Both the magazine and the ABBA Weekend come with extra bonuses now and then, like the unique souvenir singles that Universal has pressed for us which have become real collector’s items.
We would love to welcome you as a member. For more details on how to join, please click here.
The Fan Club was established in 1986 and is officially approved and supported by Görel Hanser, Polar and Universal. It is run by Helga van de Kar (President), Anita Notenboom (Vice President) and Roeland van de Velde (general support).