Swedish dance festival holds minute's silence for DJ Avicii

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Swedish dance festival holds minute's silence for DJ Avicii

The walls of speakers at the Swedish dance music festival Summerburst went quiet on Friday night for revellers to hold a minute’s silence in memory of the Swedish superstar DJ Tim ‘Avicii’ Bergling.


The moment came after Norwegian DJ Alan Walker’s set, which ended with his own remix of Avicii’s song ‘Without You’, and was accompanied by pictures of Bergling flashed up on giant screens around the stage. 

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When the minute was over, the party resumed with a barrage of fireworks, while the crowd chanted ”Avicii! Avicii!” over and over again.
Bergling died aged just 28 on April 20 at a hotel in Oman. 
He was perhaps the highest-profile Swedish DJ playing Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, and played the Summerburst Festival in its first year back in 2011, and then again in 2015 shortly before he announced his surprise retirement from touring in 2016. 
Earlier this month, Bergling's family issued a statement communicating their wish that his funeral be a private family affair. 


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