Stockholm’s Avicii Arena plans first mental health awareness event in honor of Avicii
This past May, Avicii’s hometown of Stockholm made the commendable decision to rebrand its iconic Ericsson Globe—a place where Avicii himself headlined in 2012—to the Avicii Arena in honor of the late dance music legend. To follow through on the Avicii Arena’s intention of shining a light on mental health awareness, the Stockholm venue has now announced its debut event in remembrance of Avicii with the For A Better Day concert on December 1.
Scheduled just four days shy of the two-year anniversary of the Avicii Tribute Concert, For A Better Day will be hosted in partnership with the Tim Bergling Foundation within the 15,000-person capacity venue, with the goal of being an annual event held each December. The mission-driven concert will see performances from Swedish artists like Galantis, Miriam Bryant as well as Ella Tiritiello and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who came together for a chilling rendition of “For A Better Day” when the arena name change was first disclosed. For A Better Day will be conducted by Stefan Olsson—who led the Avicii Tribute Concert from 2019—and will feature “tributes to Avicii’s musical heritage as well as collaborations and surprise guests” in addition to other mental health awareness initiatives. Klas Bergling shared a powerful message about mental health along with the For A Better Day concert announcement, stating,
“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.”
For A Better Day tickets will be available here on October 13 beginning at 2:00 PM EST.
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