Following the shocking and sad loss of Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, aged 28 last year, the recent tragic passing of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint has once again highlighted the importance of recognising and treating early signs of mental health issues within performing artists and those working in the music industry.
At the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza last year BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong gave a powerful and moving tribute to Avicii, driving home the unnecessary loss of a young talent that still had so much life left. This year Pete Tong will be joined by Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, who will share his thoughts on how to avoid more unnecessary loss of life and discuss the important work the Tim Bergling Foundation will do to support people and organisations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.
A keynote topic at this year’s summit, The MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DEBATE will also be joined by music artist and mental health campaigner Professor Green and esteemed DJ and producer Luciano in a vital discussion on what the music industry can do to protect the health of all those that work within it. They will be joined by mental health experts who have been treating some of the industry’s most successful talents, including shesaid.so member and owner of Your Green Room, Clare Scivier, and electronic artist and activist Madame Gandhi, the former drummer for M.I.A.
To find out more visit www.internationalmusicsummit.com