An Avicii museum, named the ‘Avicii Experience’ is set to open in Stockholm in 2021.
The Swedish DJ, real name Tim Bergling, died in 2018 at the age of 28 and a posthumous Avicii album was released in tribute last year. Now, the Avicii museum will be housed in Space, a new digital culture centre due to open in the summer of 2021, and is the joint project of Space, the Pophouse Entertainment Group, and the Tim Bergling Foundation, which was founded by his parents Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén to support mental health awareness.
Visitors will be able to hear some of Bergling’s unpublished music and look at photographs and memorabilia, said Per Sundin, chief executive of Pophouse Entertainment, which owns ABBA the Museum, also in Stockholm.
“There will be a story about Tim’s life, from his boyhood room where he was playing ‘World Of Warcraft’ with his friends, to his first songs, first demos,” Sundin said. “We are convinced that what Tim did during his short time in life had an enormous impact, and still has.”
Nile Rodgers, who worked closely with Avicii while he was alive, said in a press release: “Avicii has quite rightly been celebrated as one of the greatest DJ’s of all time and as an important artist who made massively successful records but what I will remember the most is that Tim was one of the finest songwriters I ever worked with. We could work together for 24 hours a day and his melodic ideas would never stop coming. He was a melodic beast who has not as yet had the recognition he deserves for his extraordinary talent. Tim, I love and miss you my friend.”
A portion of revenue from the Avicii Experience will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which raises money and awareness for an array of causes, especially those related to mental illness and suicide prevention.