The Tim Bergling Foundation and Avicii Arena announced today the first AVICII ARENA TOGETHER FOR A BETTER DAY concert will be December 1 at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm. Tickets will be released on October 13 at 10.00 via www.aviciiarena.se
The concert was created to draw attention to the need to help young people struggling with mental health issues and suicide and the alarming statistics that show their struggles increasing. This AVICII ARENA TOGETHER FOR A BETTER DAY concert is intended to be the first of an annual event. The name of the concert was derived from the Tim Bergling Foundation’s work with the For A Better Day fundraiser, where young people posted their ideas about what they need to have a better future.
“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,” says Klas Bergling. “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.”
Artists performing at the concert will come from multiple genres including EDM, classical music, rock, pop, R’n’B, and hip hop. The event highlights mostly Swedish artists including Håkan Hellström, Miriam Bryant, Galantis, Amason, Annika Norlin, Cherrie, A36, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and more. 14-year-old rising star Ella Tiritiello, who captured the world’s attention with her rendition of Avicii’s song “For A Better Day” at the inauguration of the Avicii Arena will also perform, and the evening will include tributes to Avicii’s musical heritage as well as collaborations and surprise guests. Stefan Olsson will be conducting the evening.
In May when the iconic landmark Ericsson Globe changed its name to Avicii Arena to honor Tim Bergling/aka Avicii, it was announced that in addition to its usual activities with concerts, sports and other events, the arena would be a meeting place for young people’s mental health. The vision is to remove the stigma surrounding mental health, reduce mental illness among young people and get more people involved in the issue. Of paramount importance is to show what strength and power there is in young people if they are given the right tools and conditions.