A special week of programming to honour Avicii and raise mental health awareness will begin today (8th September).
Coinciding with the late EDM star's birthday and Suicide Prevention Week, The Tim Bergling Foundation and New York radio station, SiriusXM, will pay tribute to Avicii with a series of commentary from collaborators and a showcase of his music.
Broadcasting from 12:00PM ET today, until Sunday 23th September, the programming will feature an unreleased Avicii set from Japan in 2016, as well as interviews from last year's tribute concert in Stockholm. There will also be contributions from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Bonn, David Guetta, Joe Janiak, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, Nile Rodgers, Rita Ora, Zak Abel, and more.
Speaking about BPM Presents: Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness, Klas Bergling, Avicii's father and founder of the Tim Bergling Foundation, said: “Anki and I want to thank Geronimo and SiriusXM for their continued support of Tim’s music and for taking this time to put a spotlight on the global issue of mental health,"
“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.”
Tune in for BPM Presents: Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness Week via SiriusXM.
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