December 1 marked an incredibly emotional night in Stockholm, Sweden, where the first-ever live concert in the Avicii Arena, titled Together For A Better Day, took place. Homegrown talents such as Zara Larsson and Benson Boone rang through the night along with messages from the collaborators and friends of Avicii.
During the evening, Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, announced the Tim Bergling Foundation will build a number of music studios in some of Sweden’s most vulnerable areas to encourage the creativity of young people and provide more opportunities for meaningful leisure activities. Mohammed Ali, the powerhouse behind the Hammarkullen youth club Minimix, was awarded the first Tim Bergling Foundation prize.
Among the performers at the concert – broadcast live by SVT (Swedish national television), SR (Swedish national radio), and YouTube – were some of Sweden’s most popular and promising artists.
American ”Ghost Town” phenomenon Benson Boone said: ”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.”
When the 16,000 capacity landmark building Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm was renamed the Avicii Arena in May as a tribute to the late Swedish superstar, it became world news. Moreover, the video where 14-year-old Ella Tiritiello and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra perform their version of Avicii’s song ‘For A Better Day’ was viewed by the millions. The now 15-year-old 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.
ABOUT THE TIM BERGLING FOUNDATION
The Bergling family started the Tim Bergling Foundation in memory of Tim Bergling who passed away on April 20, 2018. The foundation is intended to be eternal. Initially, the Foundation will focus on supporting people and organizations that work in prevention areas of health and suicide. Other areas of focus are climate, development assistance, threatened nature, and endangered species. The foundation’s purpose will be fulfilled both in Sweden and around the world.