Tues 26 September

Venue: The Camden Assembly

18:00 – 22:00: IFF Opening Party hosted by CAA

Hosted by CAA, the IFF Opening Party is where IFF kicks off, and with plenty of drinks on hand, is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues. CAA will also be showcasing four of the agency’s hottest new signings. It all takes place at the newly revamped Camden Assembly, just a stone’s throw from IFF’s other sites.

Delegates attending the IFF Opening Party will also be able to collect their conference passes and beat the rush the following morning.

Weds 27 September

Venue: Proud Camden

9:00 Coffee, juices & registration

10:00 – 11:00 Taking a Stand: Festivals, politics and purpose
As far right movements gain ground and an increasingly wealthy few control the agenda, what role should musicians and the platforms they perform on play? Beyond entertaining, how important are festivals in a wider social context? Read more.

10:00 – 11:00 Tech Top 10: The 2017 Hotlist
Want to know which start ups to meet, and which services can genuinely make a difference to your artist or event? Be in the room as Stephen O’Reilly reveals which tech solutions are genuinely set to change the business. Read more.

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & networking break

11:30 – 12:30 Head Scratching Festival Hypotheticals
Rich Moffat presents a series of hypothetical scenarios to test the decision-making powers of an invited panel of agent and festival booker guests. Presented with a series of fictional situations, how will they react? Read more.

11:30 – 12:30 Mind the Gender Gap
When it comes to gender, how willing is an industry renowned for creativity and originality to ensure a fairer balance? Coda Agency’s Natasha Bent leads an open discussion about minding the gender gap in music. Read more.

12:00 – 13:15 Complimentary Delegate Lunch
The complimentary lunch will see all IFF delegates suitably fed and watered before the agency showcases begin at nearby venue Dingwalls.

Venue: Dingwalls

13:30 – 15:00 X-ray Touring showcases

15:00 – 15:45 Networking break

15:45 – 17:15 Primary Talent showcases

17:15 – 18:00 Networking break

18:00 – 19:30 Coda Agency showcases

19:30 – 20:30 Dinner Break
IFF delegates can enjoy a complimentary dinner served from the delegate bar in Dingwalls. To wash things down, diners can enjoy a subsidised pint or make the most of a fully stocked pay bar.

20:30 – 22:00 DMF Live / OTM Touring showcases

22:30 – 23:30 Pitch & Smith showcases
Giving delegates a change to stretch their legs, the final showcases of the night will take place just across the road from Dingwalls, at the newly revamped Camden Assembly.


Thurs 28 September

Venue: Proud Camden

9:00 Coffee, juices & registration

10:00 – 11:00 Agent & Festival Roulette
Host Gordon Masson (IQ) dons his sequined jacket to spin the Wheel of Fortune as festival bookers and agents navigate pre-selected questions spanning the business. Read more.

10:00 – 11:00 Meet the Festivals: 2017’s recruits
With 10 minutes to showcase their event in any way they choose, come along and meet the five hottest festivals you might not have known about until now. Read more.

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & networking break

11:30 – 12:30 The IFF Keynote: Michael Eavis
This September, we welcome Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis CBE to deliver the IFF Keynote. If there’s one moment to plan for at IFF 2017, it’s this one…! Read more.

12:00 – 13:15 Complimentary Lunch

Venue: Dingwalls

13:30 – 15:00 ITB showcases

15:00 – 15:30 Networking break

15:30 – 17:00 United Talent Agency showcases

17:00 – 17:30 Networking break

17:30 – 19:00 ATC Live showcases

19:00 – 21:00 The ‘Grande Finale’ Dinner & Prize Draw
As the final evening of IFF kicks off, it’s a chance for agents and festivals to mingle, enjoy some of the finest cuisine in Camden, win one of many prizes and help raise funds for a great cause. Read more.

21:00 – late The IFF Closing Party
The panels and showcases might be over, but IFF keeps going until the early hours in our exclusive space, upstairs at The Hawley Arms.


We welcome suggestions for speakers, panels, workshops and presentations – if you have something or someone to put forward, please get in touch.

*All timings and sessions are provisional, and may be subject to change…