Where festivals and booking agents meet

The International Festival Forum (IFF) is an invitation-only event for booking agents and festival bookers. IFF is held in early autumn, as conversations about next years’ festival line-ups begin, and it provides a dedicated platform for buyers and sellers to network.

Around this core principal, IFF’s partner agencies showcase the hottest new festival-ready artists from their roster, while a programme of panels, keynote interviews and agency Q&As allow leaders and innovators in the music festival space to share knowledge and best practice.

To get a feel for IFF, click here to view our gallery from the 2015 event.

Backed by top industry associations and figures

  • IFF is produced by the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) alongside Ruud Berends (Networking Music).
  • IFF is supported by key festival associations as founding partners: Yourope, De Concert!, IJFO and IFEA Europe.
  • IFF is supported by leading artist booking agencies including CAA, United Talent Agency, X-ray Touring, Coda, ATC Live and Primary Talent International.
  • Showcases from hotly-tipped agency signings alongside informative Q&As.
  • Exclusive lunches, keynotes, panels, presentations & workshops.
  • Twin focus on the art and commerce of the global festival market.
  • Content focused on common issues, innovation and information exchange.
  • Meet colleagues from all genres of festivals and events, building a truly global network in the capital of the live music industry – London.

The IFF Board

RUUD BERENDS
Networking Music,
Netherlands
DONNA BUSCH
Goldenvoice/Coachella,
USA
MARTIN ELBOURNE
Glastonbury Festival,
UK
CAREL HOFFMAN
Hilltop Live,
South Africa
JOSH JAVOR
X-ray Touring,
UK
BÉATRICE MACÉ
Association Trans Musicales, FR
GEOFF MEALL
UTA,
UK
GREG PARMLEY
ILMC/IFF,
UK
CHRIS TOFU
Continental Drifts/ Shangri Las, UK
STEPHAN THANSCHEIDT
FKP Scorpio, Germany
FRITZ THOM
Jazz Fest Vienna/IJFO, Austria
CODRUTA VULCU
ARTmania,
Romania
PAUL-HENRI WAUTERS
Festival Les Nuits Botanique, Belgium