The death of Avicii this year the music world rocked. In all respects it seemed as if he was looking from the outside in, doing well and making music and being happy. However, not everything seems to surface and the producer / DJ / icon had its own life last April.
Testimonials were made throughout the year by DJs on stage and in the studio, as well as by fans. One of the more iconic tributes by a fan this year was the huge Avicii flag on Tomorrowland (pictured above). With a size of 16 × 10 meters and a weight of approximately 20 kg, the flag is really huge and served as a great visual tribute to the deceased DJ.
"On April 20, 2018, Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, went through his own life during a crisis. Three days later, a Swedish Facebook group named Svenskar decided to pay homage to Tomorrowland (Sweden on Tomorrowland) during one of the largest EDM festivals in the world, Tomorrowland in Belgium. The flag was raised twice by the crowd during the festival and received a lot of media attention, both nationally and internationally. "
Now the flag is auctioned with proceeds to suicide prevention charity Suicide Zero.
"When we decided to auction the flag, we looked at different organizations and Suicide Zero was chosen. We think their work and purpose are in accordance with our tribute and we have had a good dialogue with them. Hopefully the auction can be generate a lot of money that can help them with their work, "says Jonas Thordeman from the Sweden group at Tomorrowland.
The flag is currently on tour, signed by several famous DJs who loved and respected Avicii and wanted to show their support. So far it has been signed by Steve Angelo, Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, Dada Life, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Lost Frequencies and Vini Vici, among others.
There are just over 8 days left in the auction at the time of publication (10: 45a PDT), with the price now at $ 1,000. You can bid on it here.