A museum dedicated to the late Swedish DJ and house musician Avicii is due to open in 2021 in the Swedish capital, an entertainment group owned by former ABBA members announced this week.
The “Avicii Experience” would feature memorabilia, unseen photos and video, as well as published and unpublished music, and be part of Stockholm’s SPACE location, a concept combining gaming, music, and content creation, the future operators and a foundation set up in the DJ’s name.
SPACE is owned and operated by Pophouse Entertainment Group, founded in 2014 by former ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus and Conni Jonsson. The group also owns and operates ABBA The Museum in Stockholm.
The exhibit will track Bergling’s life “from a reclusive music nerd to a celebrated superstar, from his boyhood room where it all started to the Los Angeles studio where the biggest hits were created,” the statement said.
He was known for hits such as “Levels”, “Sunshine” and “Wake Me Up.”
Avicii stopped touring and performing live in 2016, but continued to record music and worked as a producer.
Some of the revenues from Avicii Experience were to go to the Tim Bergling Foundation set up by Bergling’s parents. The foundation is dedicated to support science-based organisations that engage in research into the causes and prevention of suicide, particularly among young people.