First ever Avicii Arena Together for a Better Day concert on December 1st
A unique concert for young people's mental health put tobether by the Tim Bergling Foundation and Avicii Arena
The Tim Bergling Foundation and Avicii Arena announced today that the first AVICII ARENA TOGETHER FOR A BETTER DAY concert will take place on December 1 in Stockholm at the Avicii Arena. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on October 13 at www.aviciiarena.se.
The concert was organized to raise awareness about the importance of assisting young people who are struggling with mental health issues or suicide, as well as the alarming statistics that show their struggles are becoming more common. The TOGETHER FOR A BETTER DAY concert at the AVICII ARENA is the first in a series of annual events. The concert’s name was inspired by the Tim Bergling Foundation’s work with the For A Better Day fundraiser, in which young people shared their visions for a better future.
I hope we succeed in creating a feeling that we really do this together, because it is only together that we can make a difference. Young people are our future and we must be afraid for them. It is unacceptable that they are getting worse and that suicide rates are rising in that group – and it is our duty to do what we can to break that trend. – Klas Bergling
The concert will feature artists from a variety of genres, including EDM, classical music, rock, pop, R&B, and hip hop. Hkan Hellström, Miriam Bryant, Galantis, Amason, Annika Norlin, Cherrie, A36, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and others are among the Swedish artists featured at the event. 14-year-old rising star Ella Tiritiello, who captured the world’s attention with her rendition of Avicii’s song “For A Better Day” at the inauguration of the Avicii Arena will also perform, and the evening will include tributes to Avicii‘s musical heritage as well as collaborations and surprise guests. The evening will be conducted by Stefan Olsson.
In May when the iconic landmark Ericsson Globe changed its name to Avicii Arena to honor Tim Bergling/aka Avicii, it was announced that in addition to its usual activities with concerts, sports and other events, the arena would be a meeting place for young people’s mental health. The goal is to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness, reduce mental illness among young people, and increase public awareness of the issue. The most important thing is to demonstrate how strong and powerful young people can be when given the right tools and conditions.