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DIY highlight some of the more established acts that never fail to impress at Glastonbury festival
Glastonbury 2024 Photos: Emma Swann While the Pyramid stage saw  Dua Lipa (revisit our feature on her rise so far here), SZA and Coldplay  take on the headline slots, we took our hats off to emo-pop icon Avril Lavigne and the Legends Slot’s Shania Twain, …
DIY celebrates a year of exceptional female talent at Glastonbury 2024
Glastonbury 2024 Photos: Emma Swann While Dua Lipa graduated to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage for the first time,  the crowds had some good old fashioned fun to Cyndi Lauper and many were treated to a series of firsts with Pyramid headliner SZA, emo-pop icon …
DIY magazine 2024 audience and brands research survey results
We can now share our latest audience research findings with you (please click on this link to download), which very much confirms our music discovery and tastemaker positioning in the marketing and media market, as well as a growing recognition and use of our cross …
Music Ambassadors Tour 2024: Witnessing Ukraine Through the Eyes of European Music industry representatives – A Riveting Documentary
In March 2024, twelve of Europe's influential festival organizers, music journalists, artists, and cultural figures embarked on a profound journey to Ukraine as guests of charity Music Saves UA (Ukraine). DIY was honoured to be among the delegation. For five days, they explored Kyiv, Borodyanka, …
DIY teams up with Travel Texas to promote the very best of the Lone Star State
In partnership with MDSG, the specialist travel, music tourism and leisure agency, the campaign will kick off with a VIP Texas showcase in London’s Soho to join Travel Texas, partners and special guests for an intimate celebration of Texan music, fashion and food. An intimate …
M for Montreal and DIY partner for showcase at The Great Escape
Once again this year, M for Montreal will be presenting showcases and networking activities at major UK events in Edinburgh, Wales and Brighton. A number of Canadian artists will have the chance to take to the stage at Wide Days, FOCUS Wales and The Great …
DIY and BIMM University team up for artist showcase partnership at The Great Escape
Continuing our long term relationship with creative University BIMM to help students – artists and industry hopefuls – with career advice, industry experience and showcase opportunities, we are coming together for a a special programme at The Great Escape, where BIMM is official education partner. …
Cover stars Soft Play launch DIY Magazine’s most successful Festival Guide to date
SOFT PLAY ARE THE COVER STARS OF DIY’S 2024 FESTIVAL GUIDE! With over 25 festival partners and advertisers, from 12 countries,  all supporting this our ninth festival  issue, we are delighted that we can introduce so many local UK and international festivals to our 1m+ …
DIY to partner Spain as lead country partner at The Great Escape 2024 – explore the packed programme.
Spain has been chosen as the lead country for The Great Escape 2024 and DIY has once again been appointed as media partner to their packed programme. The Spanish Wave has a great mission to promote Spanish musical talent – artists and industry – across …
The latest Estrella Galicia x DIY brand partnership brings Hackney alive with a two day music event  “Soundhood Hackney”- two nights of music, beer culture, food and sustainability.
LIVE MUSIC, BEER CULTURE, STREET FOOD & POSITIVE IMPACT WERE ON OFFER AT PAPER DRESS VINTAGE & TWO PALMS Having hosted a number of events in London and, more recently, Brighton (see below), Son Estrella Galicia announced plans for a two day event in the …
DIY joined International Music Ambassadors Tour to Ukraine organised by UAME
Founded in March  2022,  Music Saves UA is a non-profit fundraising initiative created by Ukrainian Association of Music Events (“UAME”) Founded in March 2022, Music Saves UA is a non-profit fundraising initiative created by Ukrainian Association of Music Events (“UAME”) and is the largest association of …
DIY Magazine’s Before They Knew Better podcast launches series two and sell out their inaugural live event at Soho’s The Social.
Starting the second season of DIY’s podcast in riotous style, we talk to CMAT about teenage fashion blogs, Paul McCartney comic strips, Bombay Bicycle Club and more! https://youtu.be/CflknUGbgZ4?si=-AFnnT2ZR7dBJyEp With the first pilot series at the the end of 2023 achieving over 17000 downloads, we are …
Live Nation choose DIY for tour campaign to coincide with Last Dinner Party magazine cover campaign
If you’ve yet to hear about The Last Dinner Party, honestly, where have you been? Live Nation Inside Cover DPS creative for Last Dinner Party Tour The multi channel Live Nation campaign, brokered by agency Sold Out, went live across social, online, physical and digital print, …
ESNS delivers on its promise at 2024 showcase conference.
Leaping into action with Christmas barely in the rear view mirror, if you’re looking to sniff out new artists before they go fully above ground,  ESNS is the first stop on the trail: a four-day fiesta of buzz bands, stomping a path through the quaint streets …
DIY sees out 2023 with the Libertines rounding off an exceptional year of DIY in Deep digital covers
DIY in Deep digital covers sees out 2023 with the Libertines Back in September 2021 DIY has launched a new monthly online cover feature, DIY In Deep. The first edition featured the enigmatic star Poppy, as she set to release her fourth album ‘Flux’. Since …
BIMM Music Institute, Focusrite, Marshall and Superbock sponsor DIY Class of 2024
We are delighted to confirm our returning DIY Class of 2024 sponsors of this important new music annual campaign, which has become a key date in the music calendar. Some of whom have been giving DIY their support through sponsorship for over five years with …
DIY overcomes the January blues with the Hello 2024 gigs supported by independent music house state51
2024 is lining up to be a stellar year for DIY Magazine's music live event programme, with the DIY Now&Next tour 2024 edition, headlined by Hot Wax and Big Special around the UK, already on sale. ANTONY SZMIEREK, SHELF LIVES, HOME COUNTIES & MORE TO …
DIY kicks of 2024 promoter partnerships with Kili DIY Now&Next tour
Following on from the success of the sell out 2023 DIY Now&Next tour headlined by Lynks and supported by Vlure, we are delighted to follow up with a 2024 edition, headlined by Hot Wax and Big Special around the UK. HOTWAX AND BIG SPECIAL ARE …
DIY celebrates 20 years of ESNS Exchange supporting new artists
Idles Dua Lipa Ellie Goulding ESNS Exchange, the European Talent Exchange Programme formerly known as ETEP, traces its roots back to 2003 when it was established in response to the significant challenges faced by European pop music in the realms of international promotion and distribution. …
Sŵn – It’s time to put the Cardiff festival on the map
In answer to the question of why is Sŵn Festival not better known, the response was “we Welsh are modest and don’t like to shout about ourselves”. Sŵn festival lights up Cardiff castle Photo:Jamie Chapman Jointly founded by Huw Stephens, a BBC Radio 1 DJ, …