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An Evening of ABBA: Everything you need know

THE EVENT

Cast and band members from London’s West End come together to perform a dazzling concert of ABBA’s sensational music at the Cooper Associates County Ground tomorrow (Friday September 14th).

Backed by a fabulous West End band, led by former Mamma Mia’s touring musical director Richard Weeden, this one-night concert spectacular is an evening no ABBA fan should miss!

The line-up features: Jenna Lee James, Jon Boyden and Niamh Perry.

We are also delighted to announce that Andy Jordan will be opening the evening. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter and creative director released his first single “Whole Lot of Water” on iTunes in 2013. The following year Andy released a music video for his song “Geography” and embarked on two sold-out nationwide tours  before releasing his second EP “Another Man’s Eyes” in 2016.

This event is SOLD OUT and tickets will therefore not be available on the gate.

TIMINGS

The timings for this event will be as follows:

  • Gates Open: 17:00
  • Hospitality Package Food Served from 17:15
  • Andy Jordan Performs: 18:30
  • West End Stars Perform: 19:30 (includes a 20 min interval)
  • Close: 22:00

WHICH GATE SHOULD I USE?

The St James Street Gate is the only gate that will be operational for this event and therefore ticket holders and those who have booked hospitality packages must enter the ground via this gate.

If you have purchased one of our Hospitality Packages you will be issued with your wrist band when entering either the Somerset Pavilion or the Colin Atkinson Pavilion.

If you have purchased a hamper you may collect this from Reception from the Andrew Caddick Pavilion.

WHERE DO I SIT?

The breakdown of seating is as follows:

Ground Entry Ticket Holders: On the pitch between the stage and the Colin Atkinson Pavilion*

Ground Entry & Hamper Ticket Holders: On the pitch between the stage and the Colin Atkinson Pavilion*

Long Room Hospitality Package: Food will be served in the Long Room with seating for the concert on the Long Room Balcony

1875 Club Hospitality Package: Food will be served in the 1875 Club with seating for the concert on the Long Room Balcony

County Room Hospitality Package: Food will be served in the County Room with seating for the concert in front of the County Room

Stragglers Hospitality Package: Food will be served in Stragglers Coffee House with seating for the concert in front of the County Room

Please click here for a map of the Cooper Associates County Ground

*If the weather is dry then Ground Entry Ticket Holders will be permitted to bring chairs to sit on.

GETTING TO THE COOPER ASSOCIATES COUNTY GROUND

The Cooper Associates County Ground is located in the centre of Taunton with fantastic links to road and rail networks.

By Road… At Junction 25, take the A358 Exit to Taunton/ Yeovil. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (south) or 3rd exit (north) onto the A358 heading to Taunton/ A38/ Minehead, continuing straight onto Toneway/ A358. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A3038. At the roundabout take the first exit on to Priory Avenue and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your right.

By Rail… Taunton Train Station is a ten minute walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. As you leave the Station, turn left into Station Road, heading towards the Town Centre. Turn left onto Priory Bridge Road and pass the Cooper Associates County Ground on your right. Turn right on to St Augustine Street and then right on to Priory Avenue. Continue down Priory Avenue and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your right.

By Bus… Taunton Bus Station is a five minute walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. As you leave the station, turn left onto Castle Green. Turn left at Fat Face and walk down to Debenhams before turning right into St James Street and the ground will appear on your left.

By Park & Ride… Taunton operate two park and ride services from either the Silk Mills (West – TA1 5AA) or Junction 25 (East – TA3 5LU) sites.  Please check their opening hours ahead of using the facilities by clicking here.

PARKING

There are a limited number of parking spaces available at the Cooper Associates County Ground for this event. These must be pre-booked at a cost of £5 by calling 01823 425301.

FOOD & DRINK

The following food & drink outlets will be available:

ON THE PITCH: A drinks bar and a Pimms bar

PRIORY BRIDGE ROAD CAR PARK: Barbecue, Grubs Up, Pizza Dragon, Martin Millers Gin Bar, Gin & Sin, Thatchers Cocktail Bar, Ice Cream Van.

IAN BOTHAM STAND: Fish & chip shop, Ian Botham Bar.

Ticket holders are not permitted to bring their own food or drink in to the Cooper Associates County Ground for this event.

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