DIY alive music discovery festival announces full artist line up and day splits

DIY Magazine announces the full music line-up for DIY Alive, a weekend-long event bringing the spirit of DIY Magazine to the heart of East London.

DIY alive festival line up

Imagine opening up your favourite music magazine and, as you turn the pages, they come alive and give you a glimpse into the real world of music. 

DIY Magazine have announced the full music line-up for DIY Alive, which is set to take place in various venues across East London on 23rd and 24th April 2022. Today, the likes of Do Nothing, Master Peace, Lime Garden, Mellah, KEG and more join the festival’s line-up, alongside previously confirmed acts such as Shame, Lily Moore, Phoebe Green, Du Blonde, 404 Guild, Matt Maltese and many more.

As well as today’s full live music announcement, DIY has also confirmed that bright new stars Alfie Templeman and Lynks will be appearing at the event – alongside the legendary Baxter Dury, and artist du jour Self Esteem – for special ‘In Conversation With’ live interview sessions. 

Brought to you by DIY, the UK’s leading independent music magazine, the weekend-long event will also include a series of talks, workshops, and other activities aiming to bring the world of DIY – quite literally – alive. The event is promoted in conjunction with Oval Space – the multi-venue location based in Hackney, London, which has built a reputation for hosting exciting multi-faceted events – and will see us take over other venues including The Pickle Factory and Studio 289.

The full list of artists set to perform live is as follows: 

Saturday 23rd April

Shame, Do Nothing, Du Blonde, audiobooks, 404 Guild, Baby Dave, Beige Banquet, Chilli Jesson, Dog Unit, Famous, Grove, Human Interest, Jessica Winter, Legss, Malady, Miso Extra, Naima Bock, Nukuluk, Panic Shack, Sam Akpro, Sprints, Vlure.

Sunday 24th April 

Lily Moore, Matt Maltese, Master Peace, Phoebe Green, Jerkcurb, Caro♡, Chrissi, Delilah Holliday, Fräulein, KEG, Lime Garden, Mellah, Milo Clare, Piglet, Prima Queen, Regressive Left, Rosie Alena, Scrounge, Spoort, Swim School, Viji, Yaya Bey.

Over the weekend, attendees will also be able to discover, learn and get hands-on with workshops and talks covering key subjects and skills, as hosted by an array of industry professionals and product providers – from journalism, live events, photography, art direction and the latest music technology. More information on workshops will be revealed in the coming weeks. 

Speaking of DIY Alive, Rupert Vereker – CEO of DIY Music Ltd and Publisher of DIY Magazine, has said: “This is a landmark event in the history of DIY, heralding the beginning of a post COVID era of exciting developments from us; we will be offering emerging and DIY artists even more opportunities to develop their careers with the help of the DIY music community, its followers and supporters. We’re also thrilled to be collaborating with the Oval Space team, as without their immense hard work, this would not have been possible to pull off.”

To support the music generation hardest hit by the pandemic, and the community of East London, and now the full artist line up has been completed, we are opening up the festival to equally supportive sponsor brands looking to benefit from the 3m reach campaign .Sponsor packages can be tailored to simply supporting a creative workshop, an intimate VIP Terrace bar event up to a full festival and stage package to include the free entry pop up village for the local community. For a sponsor pack please contact

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