Music, disco & dance…all in the name of charity!


Music, disco and dancing fans can boogie the night away this month thanks to the return of a leading tribute act. 

The ABBA Reunion Tribute Show, hosted by South Douglas Old Friends Association, is back by popular demand and will return to the Villa Marina Royal Hall on Friday 24th May to perform more of the biggest and best disco hits of the 70s and 80s.

The performance will once again be followed by a disco for those aged 18 and over, where politician and DJ David Cretney will continue the party until midnight. 

For the first time the leading tribute act will also perform a second concert at The Gaiety Theatre on Saturday 25th May; Carpenters Gold. This glittering show will include all of The Carpenters’ greatest hits, including Goodbye to Love, Solitaire, We've Only Just Begun and Top of the World - recreating the look and sound of their best-selling worldwide 1970 tours.


This will mark the fourth year South Douglas Old Friends Association has hosted concerts by the acclaimed tribute performers, each year attracting audiences of more than 600 and raising more than £15,000 for the charity.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting the Association once again by assisting with travel for the group.

Organiser Marc Lowey said: ‘The ABBA Reunion Tribute Show always goes down a real storm with the Manx public, so we simply couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to book them for a fourth time.

‘It seemed almost too good to be true when we found out the group could also perform Carpenters Gold. This provides the charity with another chance to raise all-important funds and gives local people two opportunities to enjoy a night to remember!

‘We’re so grateful to the Steam Packet Company for supporting the charity once again and making these concerts possible – thank you!’

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘The tribute act certainly know how to create a party atmosphere and have proven themselves as a big hit on the Isle of Man. We’re pleased to support South Douglas Old Friends Association and hope everyone enjoys ABBA and The Carpenters’ greatest hits and lots of funds are raised for the charity.’

Tickets are on sale now from the Villa Marina box office or online at