DIY collaborates with House of Vans for their Class of 2022 launch party headlined by Yard act.

DIY Class of 2022 line up
DIY Class of 2022 line up

DIY are incredibly excited to be returning to House of Vans London to celebrate the launch of the DIY Class of 2022 with a free show, and the first live event at the venue since lockdown. One of the highlights of our calendar, DIY will be revealing its full Class of 2022 issue to the wider world on Friday 10th December, but will once again be throwing an intimate launch party with some of the featured artists on Thursday 9th December.

This December, we’ll be inviting our incendiary cover stars Yard Act to headline the Class of 2022 launch party, as they gear up to release their hotly-anticipated debut album ‘The Overload’ in January. The Leeds quartet will also be joined by slacker-pop star Lauran Hibberd, who recently signed to Virgin Music, and Brighton’s brilliant newcomers Lime Garden. Our five-band bill will also feature a soon-to-be-announced special guest, as well as BIMM alumni Bukky

A celebration of music’s most exciting new artists, the Class of 2022 – and its associated multi-channel media campaign – will see DIY highlight and champion thirteen new artists, supporting them as they move towards the next steps of their careers, launching debut albums and playing bigger events throughout 2022. DIY’s Class of… alumni include the likes of Ashnikko, Sports Team, Wolf Alice, Years & Years, HAIM, George Ezra, slowthai and many more. 

Rupert Vereker, CEO of DIY Music Ltd and DIY’s publisher, has said: “We are especially delighted that House of Vans have welcomed us back after two years of lockdown for one of the most anticipated events of the year, and the first music event at the venue since its re-opening. We’ll once again be supported by music college BIMM, whose students will be gaining invaluable experience at the event, as well as providing our opening act Bukky, and also by Portugal’s Super Bock, with a history of artist development, and long term supporter and backline supplier Marshall who were sponsor of the DIY Big Weekender mini festival back in May.”

Sarah Jamieson, DIY’s Managing Editor, has said: “We’re incredibly excited to be returning to the House of Vans for our Class of 2022 launch, and we’re thrilled to have such an incredible line-up up our sleeves! This is a show you do not want to miss.”

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The launch event at the House of Vans will be followed by a tour supporting smaller venues in conjunction with leading promoter Kilimanjaro


DIY are incredibly excited to announce that Yard Act will be heading out on the road early next year to headline DIY’s Class of 2022 UK tour, with support from English Teacher and Lime Garden.

The DIY & Kilimanjaro Presents tour – which takes place in six cities across the UK in January – will see our incendiary cover stars Yard Act topping the bill, ahead of the release of their hotly-anticipated debut album ‘The Overload’ later that month. Support for the tour will come from Brighton’s brilliant newcomers Lime Garden and Leeds alt-rockers English Teacher, while opening acts include Deadletter, Malady and Cathy Jain.  

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About DIY Magazine

Founded in 2002, and launching our first print edition in 2011, DIY has spent the best part of this century digging deep into the best new music the UK and beyond has to offer. With everyone from breaking artists to bona fide legends gracing the cover over the years, we’ve flown around the world with The 1975, given Wolf Alice such an iconic gold glitter shoot they started selling it as merch, travelled to Nashville for an exclusive with Paramore and even sat down with a bloody Beatle. 

Now into a new decade (having marked its 100th edition last autumn), DIY is also expanding by the day, partnering with festivals and brands across the world to put on live events, nurturing the next generation of music industry hopefuls with our DIY Education programme and continuing to expand our online and social media presence (1 million+ followers).

About BIMM

BIMM Institute is Europe’s largest and most connected music education provider. We equip our students with the skills and behaviours they need to create a fulfilling and sustainable career in music. 

We offer diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a wide variety of music-related subjects, such as performance, production, music business and music marketing – all of which are designed to meet the needs of the music industry. Our students are taught by industry experts in eight colleges across Europe, based in cities where music matters most. 

For over 35 years, BIMM students have had access to unrivalled connections, real-world industry experiences and an inspirational, collaborative community. As a result, many have turned their passions and dedication into their career. Just see the list of professional alumni like Fontaines D.C., Ella Mai, Jon Beavis (IDLES), George Ezra, Yonaka and The Magic Gang who walked through BIMM Institute’s doors and out into the music industry.

About Marshall Amplification

Marshall Amplification has a vibrant and dynamic history within the music industry and is celebrated  by some of the greatest artists in the world. Catapulted from humble beginnings in Hanwell, London,  Marshall is now a global brand achieving manufacturing excellence. Creativity and innovation are at  the heart of the business and every product they create. With over 55 years of music experience, Marshall continue to push the boundaries of possibility for the musicians of the future. 

About Super Bock

Born in Porto in 1927, Super Bock is a pilsner beer with a fresh aroma, slightly malty and fruity and with a well-structured bitterness which culminates in an end palate that is light and dry in the mouth. Its quality is asserted by being the only Portuguese beer to win 37 consecutive gold medals (42 in total) in the prestigious international competition Monde Selection de la Qualité and by being the best-selling Portuguese lager in the world. The brand believes that life should be lived in an authentic way and that is best done by sharing the best moments with your family and friends. Whatever the situation is: having a drink after-work, enjoying the sun in a terrace or listening to great music, you can always count with a Super Bock.