Watch the 1st annual Avicii Arena concert held on Stockholm
The Tim Bergling Foundation and Avicii Arena co-hosted the first-ever AVICII ARENA TOGETHER FOR A BETTER DAY concert at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm. The concert, which was held in honor of Avicii, focused on young people’s mental health and the stigma associated with it. Throughout the night, performances by artists such as Zara Larsson and Benson Boone, as well as messages from Avicii collaborators and friends, rang out.
The Tim Bergling Foundation will build a number of music studios in some of Sweden’s most vulnerable areas to encourage young people’s creativity and provide more opportunities for meaningful leisure activities, according to Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling. The first Tim Bergling Foundation prize went to Mohammed Ali, the driving force behind Hammarkullen youth club Minimix.
Some of Sweden’s most popular and promising artists performed at the concert, which was broadcast live on SVT (Swedish national television), SR (Swedish national radio), and Youtube.
What a blessing to be able to perform in honor of Tim. He has been an inspiration for my music and will continue to inspire millions. – American ”Ghost Town” phenomenon Benson Boone
In May, the 16,000-seat Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm was renamed Avicii Arena in honor of the late Swedish superstar, and a video featuring 14-year-old Ella Tiritiello and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performing their version of Avicii’s song “For A Better Day” was viewed by millions. The now 15-year old Ella Tiritiello performed ”For A Better Day” in the company of her idol Zara Larsson, who had praised Ella’s previous performance, and The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.