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Trundle ABBA Festival: Preparations going well for 2020 event

Music fans, young and old, are preparing their best sequined jumpsuits and wigs for the upcoming Trundle ABBA Festival.

Now in its ninth year, the upcoming event will have an array of great live acts that are sure to impress the crowd of thousands.

The festival is being held in Trundle on May 2 with a jam-packed array of entertainment on offer, including dance lessons, vow renewals, markets and more.

Peter Docwra from Executive Events who runs the festival said there will be plenty of fan favourites at this year's event as well as some new attractions.

The lineup will include Bjorn Again as the headlining act, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde, Ingrid Mae and the Never Ending 80s.

"It's a good lineup for people that like ABBA and like music of the 80s," Mr Docwra said.

The event organiser believes what has kept the festival such a well-loved and popular event is the people who attend.

"People want to have fun and remember the songs and the good times from the time of ABBA and they just keep coming back which is fantastic," Mr Docwra explained.

People want to have fun and remember the songs and the good times from the time of ABBA and they just keep coming back which is fantastic.

Peter Docwra, event organiser

About 5000 ABBA fans from across western NSW, and around the world are expected to attend the 2020 festival.

"They come from all over Australia, plus New Zealand and we've even got some folks coming from Europe. They come by car, bus, train," Mr Docwra said.

As well as a variety in location, the age groups of visitors was also wide.

"The age groups are people who remember and are reliving their time from the 80s, but yet there is a good crowd of all ages from children through to teenagers."

Speaking of transport, the event organiser added that the ABBA Express train from Sydney has already sold out, which was great to see.

Mr Docwra said the entire community of Trundle is getting right behind the festival, with the Local Services Club holding a Pink Night to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

"What we like about the festival is that it's a sense of pride and fun for the community, which makes it all worthwhile," he said.

"Preparations are on track and (we're) very happy and pleased with the level of support from Council, the community and local suppliers."

Organisers are still looking for more local stallholders for the markets, so anyone living within a 100 kilometre radius of Trundle can get in touch via the website at www.trundleabbafestival.com.au