Coronavirus update: View cancelled events here

A museum dedicated to late Swedish DJ Avicii will open in 2021

The museum will form part of SPACE, a new digital culture centre due to open in the summer

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 11th Jun 2020

A new museum dedicated to late Swedish DJ Avicii will open in Stockholm next year, three years after he took his own life in Oman following struggles with mental health.

The museum will form part of SPACE, a new digital culture centre due to open in the summer, and feature a mix of music, memorabilia and behind-the-scenes photographs and videos.

In a statement, museum curators said: "The audience will follow Tim's journey 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."

Fans of Avicii will be given the opportunity to "peer inside the creative process and the many collaborations behind the music".

Money generated through the Avicii Experience will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation - which was founded by his parents to support mental health causes.

Nile Rodgers, one of Avicii's collaborators, has hailed the late star as "one of the finest songwriters" he's ever met.

"Avicii has quite rightly been celebrated as one of the greatest DJs of all time and as an important artist who made massively successful records," he said, "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."