House of Vans made its debut UK festival appearance at Bestival’s 15th anniversary celebrations this month on the Lulworth Estate, Dorset. The ‘Off the Wall’ fashion brand and London-based skate experience engaged the festival’s own creative event production and brand activation division to undertake design and event production for their inaugural festival activation. Music across the weekend has been programmed by House of Vans and DIY, along with Bestival’s sister label Sunday Best Recordings.
Designed to complement Bestival’s renowned aesthetic and showcase the myriad strands of creativity that are hallmarks of both Bestival and House of Vans, the activation comprises a warehouse-style structure featuring a live music stage, bar, vintage photobooth and workshop space with screen printing hosted by Lovenskate, hair braiding, skate film screenings and merchandise giveaways. A connected exterior courtyard included a lounge space, art installations curated by Bestival Artistic Director Josie da Bank and food and juice concessions.
Bestival curator Rob da Bank previously said: “Just like us innovation and creativity are at the heart of everything that (House of Vans) do, so you know their stage is going to be special. And with Sunday Best, DIY and House of Vans all in on the music action it’s going to be packed to the rafters all weekend long.”
We are excited to be teaming up with Visit Austin to demonstrate all the exciting music talent coming out of Austin by flying one of their finest new artists across the pond for a very special set.
One of Austin’s best new home-grown artists Jackie Venson is bringing her eclectic brand of soulfully-inflected guitar music to Two Tribes Brewery, in Tileyard Studios on Thursday 23rd August (tickets for the show are free).
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2018 has seen DIY extend our marketing and media partnership support for European festivals further to more countries within mainland Europe; we’ve welcomed for the first time Iceland Airwaves, France’s Garorock,Italy’s Home Festival,Slovakia’s Pohoda &Spain’s Benicàssim to DIY’s global community.
They’re all included in the DIY 2018 Festival Guide in association with TicketWeb which is out now. The must-have directory of the best 2018 festivals also includes our media partners Bestival, Citadel, Live at Leeds, Lowlands, Mad Cool, Open’er, Rock Werchter, Sound City, The Great Escape & Ypsigrock.
This October we ventured to Mondo.NYC for our inaugural media partnership campaign. While the New York-based showcase festival is only two years old, founder Bobby Haber has years of experience being a founder of CMJ which he pushed firmly out onto the international stage. Hosted at the Kimmel Center Eisner & Lubin Auditorium of NYU, Mondo.NYC is both a festival and global business summit for music and tech industry insiders and innovators, and emerging artists and their fans. Safe to say, it certainly didn’t disappoint. We were delighted to host and take part in a panel on Music Journalism focusing on the issue of social media and how it has transformed the landscape for what the listening public wants and how it approaches music criticism.
Back in September, Sonic were invited by the BPI and Department of International Trade to send a delegate from DIY to join them on their first ever music mission to South Korea. Heading over as part of a UK delegation that also included a selection of UK artists – as chosen by Sound City – who were set to play sets at both the MU:CON industry showcase and the famous Zandari Festival. South Korea’s biggest musical showcase event – a multi-venue, three-day affair in the vein of The Great Escape – Zandari offers up a host of local talent whilst also giving an international platform to its featured countries. This presented a great opportunity to follow up Reeperbahn with KOCCA and meet local promoters, but it was the bands that provided the most excitement.
Read DIY’s review of Zandari and discover your favourite new South Korean artist right here.
As we announced earlier this year, Sonic once again brought together Jägermeister and DIY for a third year of the Jäger Curtain Call programme. In 2017, however, it came with a twist. As opposed to settling down on Shoreditch’s Curtain Road, as we have over the past two years, this year, up-and-coming band Fur were given the opportunity to play at this year’s Bestival, as part of Jägermeister’s mightily impressive brand activation, the Jägerhaus.
Having recorded new offering ‘If You Know That I’m Lonely’ at Tileyard Education Studios back in August, the band then made the journey to Lulworth Cove for this year’s edition of Bestival. Setting up camp in the Jägerhaus on Friday evening, the Jäger Curtain Call takeover also played host to project alumni Kagoule and Bellevue Days, as well as inviting Muncie Girls and Free Money to join in the fun. All in all, it was one hell of an evening filled with great music, brilliant new bands and lots of Jägermeister!
You can read DIY’s full report of the evening right here. Many thanks to Jägermeister’s events team and FRUKT for aiding our involvement in the Jägerhaus.
This September, Sonic will bring together for the first time, DIY and Pirate Studios for «the Pirate Studios & DIY Presents Live session », when the Brighton band Demob Happy will be playing live from Pirate Studios in South London.
The entire live session will be streamed via Pirate’s revolutionary online gigging platform, Pirate Live. This intimate session will also be streamed live across Pirate studios and DIY socialmediachannels, so you can enjoy their set from the comfort of your own home too.
All the action is going to take place on Wednesday 13th September, with things kicking off at 6.30pm.
The @DIYMagazine team, the UK’s foremost new music heads descend on Worthy Farm, in Somerset to give you the latest news, interviews and nonsense with daily episodes from @Glastonburyfestivals. All the behind the scenes artist secrets revealed daily on the DIY podcast channel
Many thanks to UK Music team @TradegovUK and the organisers of @SXSW festival for inviting us to showcase such exciting emerging artists to an international audience of music industry and fans.
These partnerships have helped us expose artists at key moments in their careers supported by the reach of our music title @diymagazine.
Each event further grows our global media footprint, Facebook following alone is now over 250,000, and we look forward to other mutually beneficial music marketing partnerships with international partners over 2017.
DIY , the music discovery media platform for a new generation, launches the Hello 2017 tour, to promote emerging artists across the UK. Headlined by the incredible Dream Wife, the tour has gone outside of London for the first with the help of PRS funding and is another step in our building long term support for the next generation of headliners.