DIY Magazine announces DIY Alive, a weekend of live music, talks, workshops and more, bringing the spirit of DIY Magazine to the heart of East London.

DIY Alive festival introduction

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 details of DIY Alive, their brand new event taking place in various venues across East London in April 2022. Today (Tuesday 14th December), they’re proud to announce that Shame, Lily Moore, Phoebe Green, Du Blonde, 404 Guild, Matt Maltese are just some of the acts set to perform live across the weekend.

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-venue events, and will see us take over other venues including The Pickle Factory, Studio 289 and the Queen Adelaide pub.

The event will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022, and tickets will be available from 12pm on Wednesday 15th December here.

The initial list of artists set to perform live is as follows: Shame, Lily Moore, Du Blonde, Phoebe Green, Matt Maltese, 404 Guild, Jerkcurb, audiobooks, Baby Dave, Caro♡, Chilli Jesson, Delilah Holliday, Fräulein, Grove, Jessica Winter, Malady, Milo Clare, Miso Extra, Naima Bock, Regressive Left, Sam Akpro, Sprints, Sports, swim school, Vlure

As well as today’s first live music line-up, DIY has also confirmed that the legendary Baxter Dury, and artist du jour Self Esteem will both be appearing at DIY Alive, for a special ‘In Conversation With’ live interview session. 

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 next year. 

Speaking of DIY Alive, Rupert Vereker – CEO of DIY Music Ltd and Published 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.”

Sponsors will be announced early 2022 but there are still some opportunities open to event sponsorship, exhibitors, pop ups, talks and content partnerships to suit your company’s need and we will work with you on your individual brief. You can download the sponsor pack here or email

Tickets are on sale from midday 15th December at Ticketweb, Seetickets and DICE.