The Tim Bergling Foundation has announced details for the first official Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness that will be streamed live on YouTube.
It’s hard to believe that almost 20-months have passed since Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, took his own life at the young age of 28. In that time his parents, Klas and Anki Bergling, formed the Tim Bergling Foundation with the goal of raising mental health awareness. In its short existence so far, musicians from across the spectrum have supported this cause, and December 5 will see performers come together at Friends Arena in Stockholm to perform the first-ever Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness.
Bringing together artists who worked closely with Avicii like DJs Kygo, Nicky Romero, and Laidback Luke with singers such as Aloe Blacc, Adam Lambert, and Rita Ora, this will surely be a night to remember capped off by a 30-piece band playing his original music. Starting at 9 PM CET (3 PM EST / 12 PM PST), fans from around the world can tune in live via YouTube to catch the performance.
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“We are grateful that his friends, producers, artists, and colleagues are coming to Stockholm to help. They have all expressed sincere interest and desire to engage in efforts to stem the tide of mental illness and lend their support to our work with the Tim Bergling Foundation. We are very much looking forward to this evening, which will be a starting point for the foundation’s work going forward.”
— Klas Bergling, Tim’s father
All net profits from the Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness will go to supporting organizations that address mental health needs and suicide prevention for young people.
Watch Avicii Tribute Concert: In Loving Memory of Tim Bergling on YouTube:
It is heartbreaking to consider the circumstances of his death and how the dance community we love could not support his needs.
Here’s hoping that the work of this foundation, and spreading the word about mental health, can help prevent similar tragedies in the future. If you are suffering, know that you are not alone and reach out to friends and family who want to support you. There’s also help available in the U.S. any time by calling 1-800-273-8255 or visiting the Suicide Prevention Lifeline site to chat live.