Abba tribute take a chance on Leigh

Planet Abba
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ZOOM out of this world when Planet Abba arrives in town.

The Abba tribute band will be playing at St Joseph’s Hall, Chapel Street, in Leigh, on Saturday, September 17, as part of a fund raising programme for the hall.

Since their formation in 2002, Planet Abba have succeeded in establishing themselves as the UK’s leading Abba tribute show, providing the entertainment at The Highland Games and at various events across the country.

They have worked alongside several artists, including Slade, Mud, Showaddywaddy, Alvin Stardust and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Des Cooney, fund-raiser, said: “The theatre and ballroom hall is a bit old and needs a lot of money spending on it.

“It is one of the few places where we can hold large concerts and stage productions, so it is important to raise money for the building.

“It is about preserving the facility and ensuring the future of live performances.

“Planet Abba are rated as the best Abba tribute band in the UK, so it is a major coup for us.

“In the past we have gone for local bands but this time we are trying to attract a wider age range.

“They have performed at Lowton earlier this year and they were superb, so we are very much looking forward to seeing them here.”

The concert will start at 8pm.

Tickets are £13 and available from Jacqui Costello by calling 01942 608167; Pauline Dowsett on 01942 604603; Des Cooney on 01942 674868, or by visiting Ratcliffe’s Cycles, in Bradshawgate, Leigh.