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ABBA Reunite For The First Time In Years As Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny And Anni-Frid Attend Restaurant Launch

21/01/2016 08:52 GMT | Updated 21/01/2016 08:59 GMT

ABBA fans rejoice! The fab four have finally reunited… alas, only to attend a restaurant opening, but it’s a start, right?

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Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad made a rare group appearance for the launch of an ABBA-inspired restaurant, called errrrm, Mamma Mia! The Party, in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

The ‘dining-entertainment venue’ is based on the Greek taverna featured in the ABBA-themed film ‘Mamma Mia!’ and is the idea of the group's Bjorn.

All four were last seen in public together in 2008, for the film premieres of ‘Mamma Mia!’ in London and Stockholm.

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The four former members arrived and left the venue separately and declined to be photographed together on the red carpet, according to reports.

However, they did pose together on the stage, which was luckily caught on camera and shared on Instagram.

“We are here to party,” Bjorn told reporters.

Twitter got a bit giddy…

Legend has it that the supergroup, who are one of the most successful groups of all time thanks to hits including ‘Take A Chance On me’ and ‘Dancing Queen’, once turned down $1billion to reform and go on tour.

Thery sold more than 380 million albums worldwide in a career that began in Brighton 1974, when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Waterloo’.

They split in 1982 and haven’t performed together since 1986, but they continue to enjoy huge success thanks to the ‘Mamma Mia!’ stage show.

The show, which opened in London in 1999, has grossed more than $2 billion from more than 40 international stage adaptations and been seen by more than 55 million people.

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