Schedule

 

Tues 26 September

Venue: The Camden Assembly

18:30 – 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, it’s 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 Camden Assembly, just a stone’s throw from IFF’s other sites.

19:30 – 19:50: The Aces
20:10 – 20:30: Dermot Kennedy
20:50 – 21:10: Will Heard
21:30 – 21:50: VANT

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 Top Tech Hotlist 2017
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

10:30 – 12:00 IFF Speedmeetings
We will be running dedicated IFF Speedmeetings between agents and promoters. The meetings will be a great way to meet a host of new people you can then see later in the bar. There are a limited number of spaces available for both days, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to participate, please email ben@ilmc.com.

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 / Inclusion Gap
When it comes to gender and inclusion, 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 / inclusion 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. The Proud team will be delivering a selection of hot food bowls to stoke the engines for the afternoon ahead, while a pay bar operates in the venue.

Venue: Dingwalls

13:30 – 15:00 X-ray Touring showcases
The guys and gals at X-ray kick off Wednesday’s showcase sessions with four of the hottest new signings to the agency.

13:30 – 13:50: Zach Said
13:55 – 14:15: Marsicans
14:20 – 14:40: Andrew Hung
14:45 – 15:05: Yonaka

15:00 – 15:45 Networking break
An extra long break between showcases gives ample time for that impromptu meeting, or savouring that cold, subsidised beer just a little longer…

15:45 – 17:15 Primary Talent showcases
Primary Talent International presents four future festival favourites for the assembled delegates.

15:45 – 16:05: Tom Grennan
16:10 – 16:30: EERA
16:35 – 16:55: Nerina Pallot
17:00 – 17:20: Kuenta i Tambu

17:00 – 18:00 The WME Cocktail Hour
WME Entertainment presents 60 minutes of complimentary cocktails and more for all IFF delegates at Dingwalls. A liquid refresher between showcases, the Cocktail Hour is a chance to mingle with WME’s London team before the evening festivities commence…

18:00 – 19:30 Coda Agency showcases
An agency needing no introduction, Coda commandeers the Dingwalls stages for 90 minutes of hot new music and future stars. Details here shortly.

18:00 – 18:20: Mullally
18:25 – 18:45: Zak Abel
18:50 – 19:10: Lewis Capaldi
19:15 – 19:35: IDLES

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 – 21:15 DMF Music showcases
DMF, the South West UK-based independent booking agency (and Beautiful Days festival organizer), presents two of their hottest new signings.

20:30 – 20:50: Sound of the Sirens
20:55 – 21:15: Nahko

21:20 – 22:05 OTM Touring showcases
Immediately afterwards, it’s the turn of urban agency OTM Touring to host the final Dingwalls shows of the evening.

21:20 – 21:30: Frank Arens
21:35 – 21:45: Randy Valentine
21:50 – 22:05: Lazy Habits

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.

22:30 – 22:50: Razor Shines
23:00 – 23:20: This is the Kit

 

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

10:30 – 12:00 IFF Speedmeetings
We will be running dedicated IFF Speedmeetings between agents and promoters. The meetings will be a great way to meet a host of new people you can then see later in the bar. There are a limited number of spaces available for both days, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to participate, please email ben@ilmc.com.

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
The complimentary lunch will see all IFF delegates suitably fed and watered before the agency showcases begin at nearby venue Dingwalls. The Proud team will be delivering a selection of hot food bowls to stoke the engines for the afternoon ahead, while a pay bar operates in the venue.

Venue: Dingwalls

13:30 – 15:00 ITB showcases
International Talent Booking bust Thursday’s showcase sessions open wide with four future festival headliners kicking off the afternoon.

13:30 – 13:50: Lydmor
13:55 – 14:15: Grumble Bee
14:20 – 14:40: Magic Giant
14:45 – 15:05: IDER

15:00 – 15:30 Networking break
Whether it’s to grab something from the bar or chase that next booking, IFF hangs fire for 30 minutes…

15:30 – 17:00 United Talent Agency showcases
UTA holds court in Dingwalls for the second showcase slot of the day, presenting four of their most promising new signings. Details here shortly.

15:30 – 15:50: Hollie Cook
15:55 – 16:15: Low Island
16:20 – 16:40: Employed To Serve
16:45 – 17:05: SWMRS

17:00 – 17:30 Networking break
A quick 30-minute breather between showcases – head to the bar, make that call, take a quick pitstop… but be back by 17:30 for the final showcase event…

17:30 – 19:00 ATC Live showcases
ATC Live, one of Europe’s fastest growing agencies, presents a sure-to-be stellar line up to round off the IFF showcases. After previously having introduced the likes of Shame and Ibibio Sound Machine in recent editions, it’s a must-attend 90 minutes.

17:30 – 17:50: Sacred Paws
17:55 – 18:15: Marlon Williams
18:20 – 18:40: Fazerdaze
18:45 – 19:05: Childhood

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…