Sweden's most famous DJ has confirmed he is set to play at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist next month after befriending King Carl XVI Gustaf's son in Ibiza last year.
The dance music superstar made the announcement in an interview with Swedish music station NRJ on Monday, three weeks after his mum told a tabloid she understood he'd been invited to the gig at Stockholm's Royal Palace.
"I met Carl Philip in Ibiza, where we got to hang out and talk for some time," he told NRJ. He is so damn cool and a really good guy, actually. Humble," he added as he spoke to the station from his home in Los Angeles.
The DJ said that the pair had chatted about the Prince's wish to have Avicii at his wedding, with the royal later dropping into his manager'soffice in the Swedish capital to discuss the details. "It will be really fun...it's an honour of course," he added.
Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, lives in the US, but hails from Stockholm and is a regular visitor to his home country. He is set to perform at Sweden's Summer Burst Festival in Gothenburg and Stockholm later this month. With hits including 'Wake Me Up', 'Hey Brother' and 'The Nights' , he has a huge setlist to choose from for each of his upcoming events.
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