Late electronic music legend Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, was born on September 8th. This happens to fall in line with Suicide Prevention Week. To honor Avicii’s birthday and simultaneously raise mental health awareness, SiriusXM’s BPM channel is partnering with the Tim Bergling Foundation to feature a week-long Avicii tribute.
The Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness will take place on September 8-13. Moreover, this event will feature the artist’s 2016 Osaka set, and interviews from the 2019 Avicii Tribute Concert in Stockholm, Sweden. It will also share an interview with Klas Bergling, Tim’s father, who will discuss Tim’s life and the foundation.
Furthermore, artists that are participating include Aloe Blacc, Armin van Buuren, Bonn, David Guetta, Joe Janiak, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Nile Rodgers, Rita Ora, Sandro Cavazza, and Zak Abel. It will benefit Vibrant Health’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Avicii’s Legacy & The Tim Bergling Foundation
Avicii was an icon and a legend that touched many lives. His positive influence in the electronic music industry is still felt today.
After his death, Avicii’s parents, Tim and Anki Bergling created the Tim Bergling Foundation. The foundation’s website highlights that it “advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and actively works to remove the stigma attached to suicide mental health issues.”
Klaus Bergling also makes a point to note that there is support out there for mental health struggles. You are not alone. He tells Sirius XM:
“We want to encourage Tim’s fans and all young people to know that they are not alone. It’s important to talk to someone, a friend or family member or workmate. There is help for any emotional struggle they or their friends may have.”
You can tune in to the Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness Week on September 8-13. It will be available on SiriusXM radios (Channel 51) and on their app. You can also read more about the Tim Bergling Foundation here.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.