DIY Live events

Yard Act headline DIY Class of 2022 supported by House of Vans, Marshall, Super Bock, BIMM

DIY is passionate about music – past, present and future. We put artists across the spectrum at the core of everything we do, making space for talent of all sizes and statuses. We have built a tastemaker community who share our passion for music discovery.

We don’t just support young artists through our fiercely independent editorial pages, but across online, social media and onto the live stage at our own events and through our presence at client festivals and showcases in the UK, and increasingly overseas.

This is rapidly evolving into our own style of wider education for industry hopefuls integrated into our live events.

Please download an introduction to the range of opportunities we can deliver for brands looking to support the artist journey, and engage and build brand equity through unique and exciting content with our 1m+ following.

DIY Alive festival

Live music is the lifeblood of the artist’s career path, emotionally and financially, and as such is also an integral part of the service that DIY provides its clients, artists and their fans. We help young artists get their first steps on the live stage through our own bespoke events – Hello and “DIY Class of” annually, and then music discovery grass roots activations for supportive brands like Jägermeister Musik and Jack Daniels. We co-curate stages and media partner key showcase festivals like SXSW, Reeperbahn and The Great Escape and have had DIY stages at festivals. We’ve done album launch parties and even taken a tour bus around Europe. Most recently we have teamed up with promoters in NYC to help artists launch into the US.

If you’d like to get involved in sponsorship of our DIY Live programme take a look at our deck here

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Case Studies

Lynks to headline the new DIY Now & Next Tour, DIY visits M For Montreal, plus new music partnerships with Focusrite & The Great Escape
All the latest brand and music partnership with DIY music magazine this week. DIY launches the new DIY Now & Next Tour with Kilimanjaro DIY is taking Lynks and Vlure on tour in 2023 Ever since Lynks saw off our Hello 2020 live series with a bang …
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 …
Estrella Galicia shows commitment to music, food, sustainability and great beer at their recent London event
Son Estrella Galicia (the premium beer's music brand) returned to London's Hackney venue Paper Dress Vintage for a second time this year for an exciting taste of Spanish nightlife. London's Paper Dress Vintage hosted the Son Estrella Galicia event Multi media platform DIY magazine were …
It might be cold but it’s very cool at M for Montreal
Landing in a snow storm (and the plane having to stop to let the snow plough through) was soon eclipsed by the warm welcome afforded to delegates and artists at this relatively unexplored showcase and networking festival by the UK and European music industry. Welcome …
DIY kicks off 2023 partnership with the Great Escape with sell out TGE FIRST FIFTY gig
Headliners Dinner Party at the Moth Club, Hackney, London The Great Escape returns to Brighton for May 2023, but fans didn't have to wait that long to get their new music fix. On 15 November, eight venues across East London played host to some of the …
DIY 2023 festival partnership pack is now available to download
We are thrilled to say that 2022 was our busiest summer yet! Alongside long term partnerships with Pohoda, The Great Escape, Mad Cool, SXSW, Open’er, and Reeperbahn Festival, 2022 saw a record number of festivals use DIY to market their events including many new launches, …
Despite Government led economic chaos and an RMT national rail strike, DIY and Kili presents Made Me Like It festival exceeds expectations.
Jesse Joe Stark plays the Courtyard Theatre at the Made Me Like It festival Pressure ..what pressure! As the last week of September heralded in market and £ Sterling currency meltdown due to the new Tory Government "not so mini" budget, and the RMT union …
DIY kicks of 2023 festival partnership season with Wide Awake and The Great Escape
First off, DIY renews its partnership with Wide Awake for the second year Returning to London’s Brockwell Park on 27th May, Wide Awake festival have announced the first wave of names for their 2023 edition. Announced today, Gilla Band, Osees, Arooj Aftab, Sunset Rollercoaster, Ty Segall, A Place …