A one-off Avicii tribute concert this week is set to be livestreamed.
Taking place on Thursday, December 5th, the concert for Mental Health Awareness at Stockholm's Friends Arena will be streamed globally via the sadly-missed producer's official YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Produced by The Tim Bergling Foundation, the concert will feature 19 of the original singers that featured on Avicii's biggest tracks, including Aloe Blacc, Rita Ora, Adam Lambert, Dan Tyminski and more. They will perform alongside a 30-piece band for the two-hour-long set. The concert will be broadcast from 9pm-11.15pm local time CET.
Avicii's father, Klas Bergling, said: “Every year around 1500 people take their own lives in Sweden and globally up to one million. It is a tragedy that affects families, communities and with long-term effects on relatives who live on in grief. It is a global crisis and the second most common cause of death among young people aged 15-29."
"We want this concert to help put the topic on the agenda and pay attention to the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide," he continued. "Policies and tools are needed to detect the risks and prevent suicide, especially among young people.”
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