During Tomorrowland‘s fun-filled two-weekend festivities, that took place from Friday, July 20, 2018, to Sunday, July 29, 2018, the electronic dance music community gathered together to celebrate at one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals. With the tragic passing of Tim Bergling aka Avicii this year, Tomorrowland was filled with touching tributes to the EDM legend.
Iconic performances by Steve Aoki, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero, and more, incorporated touching tributes to the late artist, and will not be soon forgotten.
Perhaps one of the most memorable moments from this summer’s edition was when lucky attendees unfolded a massive Swedish flag (16×10 meters, weight: approx. 20 kg) which featured a beautiful photo of Avicii, his year of birth and death, one of his most famous quotes “one day you’ll leave this world behind, so live a life you will remember”, as seen above.
Nicky Romero’s set began with this truly incredible and historic moment and continued to become even more special when he dropped ‘I Could Be The One’ near the middle of his set, which is the piece that the two artists created together. The flag was hoisted on a second occasion in Belgium, creating another beautiful moment for all.
Later on, the infamous flag was signed by Steve Angelo, Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, Dada Life, and Armin van Buuren. Today, the historic flag is being auctioned on eBay, and all of the profits go to a charity called Suicide Zero.
“When someone takes his life, at least ten people are affected. When an internationally renowned artist like Avicii takes his life, a whole world is affected. We are many affected by Tim Bergling’s live meeting, and many want to help fewer to be forced to experience trauma after a loved one takes his life. We are therefore deeply grateful for our dedication and support for our work so that we can reach out to more about how suicide can be prevented,”
-General Secretary of Suicide Zero, Alfred Skogberg.