Avicii’s Father Klas Bergling Part Of 2019 IMS Speaker Line-Up

Posted on April 24, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

A key industry event that sees electronic music professionals from all over the world jet into Ibiza every May, the International Music Summit is renowned for not shying away from touching upon challenging topics affecting the global clubbing scene. In recent years, the subject of mental health has steadily risen to the forefront of our collective consciousness, the importance of paying attention to our psychological wellbeing tragically highlighted by Avicii’s alleged suicide last year. 2019 will see the late DJ and producer’s father Klas Bergling join the myriad of respected speakers at the 12th edition of the congress.

Following the launch of a charity organisation in his son’s name and the release of new, post-humous Avicii single S.O.S, Klas Bergling is set to shed light on the vision and goals for the Tim Bergling Foundation supporting mental health and suicide prevention. He will join a varied and jam-packed roster of renowned industry professionals and artists all set to take to the stage for panel discussions, keynotes and workshops over the course of three days.

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Global creative director and host Zane Lowe will talk about Apple Music, its global livestream Beats 1 and the multiple opportunities within the service for electronic music during an exclusive keynote interview with IMS co-founder Pete Tong. Artists Madame Gandhi, Professor Green and Luciano are set to join the Mental Health Crisis debate with leading wellness experts, while techno darling Charlotte De Witte will give insight into her fast-paced career trajectory. Furthermore, Resident Advisor’s Club Culture debate will feature the founders of Fabric London, Output New York plus MMA Munich, Richie Hawtin and many more.

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These are just some of the hot talking points at IMS 2019, with diversity within the industry continuing to remain a key focus. Hosted by shesaid.so, the global network of women working across all sectors of the, the summit will be opening with a keynote address by founder Andreea Magdalina titled THE FUTURE OF FEMINISM IS MALE – GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE, while the campaign and need for an Inclusion Rider for Electronic Music will be initiated at the event.

A series of further shesaid.so talks will include topics such as Restoring Community to the Dancefloor, The Politics of Dancing, Investigating Intersectionality and Curating Balanced Line-Ups. These are just some of the big conversations to be set in motion at the International Music Summit 2019, with further speakers including artist speakers including Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg, Agoria, Blond:ish, Joseph Capriati, Nastia, Nicole Moudaber, SAMA’, SOPHIE, Sven Väth to name just a few. As always, the event will culminate in one epic open-air party in the heart of Ibiza’s historic core Dalt Vila, where a juicy line-up of b2b sets starring some of the biggest names in the business awaits!

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