singing group ABBA reunites in more than 30 years

The four members of Swedish pop group ABBA performed together on stage on Sunday night for the first time in more than 30 years — a reunion they had pledged would never happen and which fans had long ceased to expect.

The event took place at a private party held at Stockholm’s Berns Hotel to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day when the group’s songwriting duo Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the first time.

Towards the end of the evening, the group’s two female members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad took to the stage to perform the 1980 hit Me and I.

To the delight of the small audience of friends and Swedish celebrities, Mr Ulvaeus and Mr Andersson then unexpectedly joined them on stage towards the end of the performance, reuniting the group in song for the first time since they split at the peak of their fame in 1982.