First Agency Showcases Announced


IFF Showcases kick off on Tuesday 25 September at 18:30 with The IFF Opening Party Hosted by UTA. As well as being a chance to pick up your IFF registration and enjoy a drink or two with friends and colleagues, delegates will also be able to catch four of UTA‘s future festival stars.

Electric pop outfit Kid Francescoli perform ahead of their January European tour, while Ontario rock outfit cleopatrick build on their 3 million Spotify listeners and forthcoming US/EU autumn tour.

Indie pop outfit Teleman perform in advance of their latest album, and upcoming UK and European live shows; and reggae, ska and dub meets grime and hip hop as The Skints complete UTA‘s opening party bill at the Camden Assembly.

On Wednesday 26 Sept., Primary Talent presents 23-year-old Scottish pop prodigy Emily Burns who arrives at IFF after a string of UK festivals, and “indie meets folk meets afrobeat” four-piece KAWALA showcase their infectious harmonies and songwriting ability.

Ignition Records-signed Rosborough reflects influences ranging from Black Sabbath to Bjork, and Sorry appear at IFF in advance of their debut album landing, and support slots with the likes of Alex G and Shame.

On Thursday 27 Sept. ATC Live follow up some intensely popular previous IFF showcases with one of the UK’s hottest underground bands, black midi, and multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer, Cosmo Sheldrake.

Northern Irish singer songwriter Soak performs at IFF before the follow up to her Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut album is released in early 2019, and LUCIA cap a summer of 25 festival shows before a packed Autumn touring schedule begins.

And late night on Weds 26 Sept. (23:00 – 00:00), Midnight Mango introduce high-speed Derry punk rock band The Wood Burning Savages, alongside the ‘sea-soaked gypsy-folk’ of The Eskies whose latest album hit No. 1 on the iTunes alternative album chart. The Camden Assembly show also features Dublin-based writer, poet and performer Steven James Smith who adds a touch of spoken word magic to proceedings.

September 3, 2018