Europe

It was in 2015 that DIY had its first European partnership with ESNS (then Eurosonic), with our first DIY showcase stage on a (frozen!) Dutch barge in 2016. With the support of ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival we have since established strong relationships with the European music industry partnering lead countries, export agencies, ETEP, and marketing festivals and label artists across Europe to our global 1m+audience. Europe is a key market for UK music export as well and, despite Brexit, we will continue to help build even stronger relationships going forward.

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Case Studies

It’s late November but festival season still rages in Lisbon at Super Bock em Stock.
The sun shines in November on the City of Lisbon for the Super Bock Super Rock em Stock festival Where else could you see buzzy artists like Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and WH Lung play in a mainline railway station, against the stunning backdrop of a …
DIY partnership with Reeperbahn Festival continues to build
2022 saw the seventh year of partnership between the festival and the DIY team. After the hybrid pandemic event Reeperbahn festival was back with a vengeance with well subscribed panels and talks and a completely sold out Saturday finale attracting locals as well as delegates …
DIY brings live stage and spoken word events to 2022 Reeperbahn Festival partnership.
DIY is once again appointed media and marketing partner to the world famous Reeperbahn Festival for the seventh year running, building its relationship from media partner to adding a live stage and, in 2022, introducing "DIY in conversation" to the spoken word programme. The programme …
DIY partnered Andalucia Music Forum – the new “Riviera” stylish gathering for music industry professionals.
On September 5, the opening of the first edition of Andalucía Music Forum took place in the beautiful Spanish city of Malaga. An event that was born with the intention of becoming a benchmark cultural and networking event within the national and international music industry. …
DIY supports new music forum Anadalucia Pro and Spanish emerging artists through the Spanish Wave initiative
DIY is delighted to attend the International Music Industry Forum in Southern Europe, where international and local professionals will meet with artists and future professionals in beautiful Málaga before Andalucia BIG festival. ​ The event will include two days of networking and TED talks, panels, …
Two weeks, five countries, five festivals. DIY expands its European partnerships.
It has been a busy start to the summer festival season for the DIY team as it adds more European client festivals to its roster. As part of our marketing and media partnerships we have been on the ground at Open'er (Poland), Mad Cool (Spain), …
DIY appointed by Live Nation Spain to annual partnership for The Spanish Wave
The Spanish Wave programme until February 2023 The Spanish Wave, Live Nation Spain's music export programme, launched its long term media and marketing partnership with DIY music at The Great Escape in Brighton in May this year. Four of Spain's emerging artists played and were …
The Great Escape and Tomavistas Festival kick off DIY festival partnership season
LA travellers Momma rounding out DIY’s stage at Horatios It was a fitting start to the UK showcase festival season that the sun shone down on the 100s of delegates and bands reconvening after two years on the Brighton seafront. It was also a first …
DIY Festival Guide returns on 6th May 2022.
With the return of festival season, we’re excited to relaunch our annual Festival Guide! Released every Spring since 2015 to celebrate the vast array of festivals taking place across the world, we’re hopeful that 2022 will mark our first print edition since 2019.  Every year, …
ETEP brings in DIY to showcase 2021 ESNS most popular bands
European Talent Exchange Programme Since its induction in 2003, ETEP – aka the European Talent Exchange Programme – has worked alongside Dutch tastemaker festival ESNS to help new artists break through on the European festival circuit. Putting some of the continent’s most exciting new talent …
Pohoda appoints DIY as festival partner for third year
Pohoda festival returns to Trencin airport in Slovakia on 7th-9th July 2022 Although one of the longest running festival in eastern Europe – now in its 24th year – it was not until 2019 when Pohoda appointed DIY to help launch its international industry profile …
DIY at Pohoda Festival
Haiku Hands girl power action for Pohoda Festival 2019 Back in 2018, DIY expanded further into European territory when it became media and marketing partner to Slovakia's Pohoda Festival. After a brilliant experience during our first year as partners to the festival – which is …
From Linecheck Milan to Ypsigrock Sicily, DIY builds relations in Europe
The courtyard of the Ypsi Love stage, hosted in the grounds of a natural history museum , Ypsigrock festival Since 2018 DIY has been media partner to Europe's most beautiful festival in the castle keep of Castelbueno, a hilltop historical town in Sicily. Despite a capacity …
DIY’s first stage in Europe was Reeperbahn Festival 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4hE3c0Sxjk IZZY BIZU, SHAME AND JAMIE ISAAC PLAY DAYTIME SETS AT DIY IN THE SKY From small beginnings (any very young bands) in the rooftop stage at Hamburg super-venue Molotow’s Sky Bar for some intimate stripped back sets, over the last five years the relationship between DIY and Reeperbahn festival …
DIY European Talent Exchange Programme partnership
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhLwLcl1rYo Alma talks the European Talent Exchange Programme As part of a campaign to raise awareness of Eurosonic DIY interviewed a number of artists that had benefitted from the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) which include Alma who spoke about her introduction to ETEP, playing …