Chance for ABBA, Queen fans to relive the music at “Dancing Queen” tribute concert this June 23

From left: Yusfida, Ameerah, Abdul Karim, Sherrina and Zaid displaying T-shirt merchandise for the Dancing Queen Concert during a press conference on June 9, 2024.

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, June 9: A tribute concert titled “Dancing Queen Concert—A Tribute to ABBA and Queen” is set to take place at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on June 23.

The concert will be led by ABBORN—a renowned ABBA tribute band from Europe, and a band Killer Queen which includes Alfred Ayal dubbed as the Freddie Mercury of Indonesia and Alif Putra dubbed as the Steve Vai of Singapore.


Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (MTCP) Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said in the 70s and 80s, everyone knew ABBA and their songs.

“They even contributed so much recognition as well as good income to Sweden.

“For you to bring in the original ABBA, I think it will be pointless because we are all very old but their music still lives on.

“I think this is the whole purpose (of a tribute concert) and I’m very happy to see that they (ABBORN) are coming down here to perform,” he said during a press conference on the tribute concert held at a local restaurant here earlier tonight.

The concert is organised by Front Row Entertainment Sdn Bhd with the support from MTCP.

Ticket prices range from RM128, RM168, and RM500. The RM500 VIP seat comes with front row view and free flow of food.

To purchase concert tickets, visit Front Row’s website at

Mohamed Zaid Zaini

According to Dancing Queen Concert’s organising chairman Mohamed Zaid Zaini, BCCK can accommodate about 5,000 people with the crew currently working hard on promoting the event via social media, radio stations, street buntings as well as Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office in Singapore (STATOS).

Commenting further on the concert, he said the hall will be opened to the public starting 7pm.

The show will start at 8pm and it is expected to take about 2.5 hours.

There will also be a food market available for concert goers.

Ameerah Alsree

Front Row managing director Ameerah Alsree said this concert would mark ABBORN’s first ever performance in Asia.

At the end of the show, she said, a portion of ticket sales purchased directly through Sarawak Heart Foundation will be handed over to them to aid the work of the non-profit organisation.

Amongst those present were Abdul Karim’s wife Datin Sri Zuraini Abdul Jabbar, MTCP permanent secretary Datu Sherrina Hussaini, Sarawak Tourism Board deputy chief executive officer Yusfida Khalid and Sarawak Heart Foundation Board of Trustees member Dato Anne Teng. — DayakDaily