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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival selling entertainment tickets

Dreams, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band
Monday, May 28, 2018

Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival released its lineup of entertainment for the 2018 festival, June 15-17 at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.

Back by popular demand are two Canadian bands: ARRIVAL, an ABBA tribute band, and Dreams, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

ABBA was the most commercially successful pop group in the world from 1974 to 1982.

Dreams will take the stage as a seven-piece band. Both groups perform in full costume and have traveled the world with their shows.

The tribute bands performance is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

The night includes a Scandinavian joke-telling contest and a public dance with Scandinavian country music.

Tickets are available online at libertyastoria.showare.com. Reserved seats are $35 and $25. General admission tickets are $15. Prices will increase by $2 at the door. Parking is $2.

Admission to the concert includes festival admission after 5 p.m. Shopping, snacks, a Viking dinner, and beverages will be available and the beer garden, which will be open before and after the show.

Other entertainers during the festival: Kristoffer Kleiveland and Maria Skjeldrum Toppe of Norway, who play button accordion and hardanger fiddle and are known for their humorous interaction; and Sara Pajunen and Sunniva Brynnel, who have roots in Swedish and Finnish folk music.

The festival is in its 51st year and has been declared an Oregon Heritage Tradition.

ABBA tribute band ARRIVAL

Sara Pajunen and Sunniva Brynnel will perform Scandinavian folk music.


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