A tribute concert of Avicii’s music to benefit mental health will take place December 5th at the late DJ’s hometown of Stockholm.
According to Variety, 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.
A slew of the industry’s best have already confirmed their participation. They will be headlining a two-hour set of his original music, some of it which has never been performed live. David Guetta, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero, Aloe Blacc, Adam Lambert, Alex Ebert, Rita Ora and Joe Janiak and others will perform alongside a 30-piece band.
“Tim had plans for his music to be performed together with a large live band, and now we are realizing his dream and giving fans a chance to experience his music in this unique way,” says Klas Bergling, Avicii’s father.
He continued: “We are grateful that his friends, producers, artists and colleagues are coming to Stockholm to help. They have all expressed a 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.”
Avicii was found dead this last April of an apparent suicide.