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Presenting the DIY Festival Guide 2018, fronted by George Ezra!

The new issue, in association with TicketWeb, is out this Friday (30th March).

Every month, dear readers, we bring you a new magazine. Well, not this month. This month, you’re getting two - both our usual April issue, and an extra, completely different festival guide. Both will be available free in record shops, venues, bars and everywhere else you’d usually find us.

The DIY 2018 Festival Guide, in association with TicketWeb, is fronted by our favourite, cheesy-grinned Geoff, George Ezra! Releasing his second album ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ last week, the singer’s new collection is a bright, breezy shot of escapism, which, to be honest with you, is something we all need right now.

“I realise that for some bands, it works so well for them to have a moody act,” he tells us in the Festival Guide cover feature, which you can read online in full here. “I love that, and as fans you want that - you want a po-face, and a real attitude - but for me, I soon realised that that’s not the situation I’m in. I’m in a better place if I can just be myself.

“I’ve never said anything I don’t stand by, and I don’t approach conversation differently between people I know and don’t know. Nothing can come back and bite you in the arse if you’re honest. If you’re completely honest with yourself, and you don’t get on with someone, that’s fine! Whereas if you’ve gone in with a pretence, or an idea of who you want them to think you are, you can blame it on something, and not just let it be.”

Elsewhere in the jam-packed issue, we suggest a myriad of alternative ways to fill the Glastonbury-sized hole in the summer, let Theo from Wolf Alice impart significant wisdom on how to avoid festival-related disaster, get the ‘how to headline a festival’ guide from Franz Ferdinand, and loads, loads more.

Shame, Pale Waves and more also talk their favourite festival memories and booze-stained hopes for the summer ahead in the new mag, while Rae Morris - fresh from releasing second album ‘Someone Out There’ - is our Festival Agony Aunt, answering all your burning questions about how to best navigate your way through what can inevitably become an extremely messy festival season.

Stay tuned for more details of our April magazine later this week. Both the Festival Guide 2018 and May issue will be out on Friday (30th March), available free at all the great places listed at diymag.com/stockists, or online below.

Presenting the DIY Festival Guide 2018, fronted by George Ezra! Presenting the DIY Festival Guide 2018, fronted by George Ezra!

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