It was in 2015 that DIY had its first European partnership with the Dutch emerging talent festival ESNS (then Eurosonic), with our first DIY showcase stage on a (frozen!) Dutch barge in 2016. Running editorial and marketing campaigns across our channels (incl the DIY Music 3000 B2B database), our aim is to shine a light on the new talent that the festival showcases to business, institutional bodies, and fans who visit every year.
This included being media partner to the Czech Republic and Slovakia when they were joint lead country in 2019 creating a special In Focus magazine for the event.
We’re now proud to confirm that, for the sixth year in a row, DIY will be continuing our long term relationship with ESNS, supporting the event as they pivot to digital. Streaming entirely online, the digital platform of the conference will include panel discussions, keynote talks, sessions, speed meetings, network opportunities, access to the delegates database and lots of new European music, including some great UK talent such as Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and Jelani Blackman, who recently appeared in DIY’s Class of 2021.