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IFF SCHEDULE

Please find below the full provisional IFF schedule including details of the additional virtual panels, all conference sessions, showcase times and networking events.

IFF 2021's VIRTUAL DEBATES

With time at IFF always at a premium and reflecting that not all of our regular delegates are able to travel to London, all of this year’s conference sessions will be available to watch on-demand for 30 days after the event takes place.

In addition to the physical debates taking place in Camden over both mornings, delegates also have access to four online-only sessions.

Check your email for your unique password that will let you access both the online and physical conference sessions.

YOUR NEXT HEADLINER: CLIMATE ACTION
Chair: Claire O’Neill, A Greener Festival (UK)
Speakers: Holger Jan Schmidt, Das Fest / Yourope (DE), Nika Brunet, MetalDays (SI), Tom Schroeder, Paradigm Agency (UK), Jerome Williams, Earth Beat (NL)

PRESENTATION: FESTIVAL PLAYGROUND – THE FUTURE OF MUSIC FESTIVALS
Host: Jannis Burkardt, Höme – Für Festivals (DE)

FESTIVAL INSURANCE IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
Chair: Tim Thornhill, Tysers (UK)
Speakers: Karina Gaertner, Sound Channel (UK), Ben Mitha, Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion GmbH (DE). Paul Reed, AIF (UK)

COUNTING THE COST OF BREXIT
Chair: Craig Stanley, Marshall Arts (UK)
Speakers: Anita Debaere, Pearle* (BE), Annabella Coldrick, MMF (UK), James Wright, UTA (UK), Patxi Miranda, Doctor Music (ES)

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Venue: Gabeto
18:30 – 20:30
IFF OPENING PARTY, HOSTED BY UTA
The first major industry gathering in 18 months, the IFF Opening Party is where everything kicks off, whilst also providing delegates with an opportunity to grab their conference pass early and avoid the queue the next day. The party is hosted by UTA, who’ll be laying on complimentary drinks and more for all registered delegates.

 

Venue: Camden Assembly
20:45 – 23:00
SHOWCASE: ITB PRESENTS
As the IFF Opening Party wraps up over the road, ITB kick off the agency showcase schedule at IFF 2021, presenting a selection of their hottest new signings.

21:00 – 21:20 – Pizzagirl
21:35 – 21:55 – Honeyglaze
22:10 – 22:30 – Daytime TV
22:45 – 23:05 – Heir

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Venue: Jazz Café
09:30 – 10:30
COFFEE, JUICE & REGISTRATION
Hot and cold refreshments will ensure that delegates are suitably hydrated/caffeinated for the conference sessions that follow.

10:00 – 13:30
POP-UP OFFICES
This year, several of IFF’s agency partners are setting up shop within, or close by, the conference. These pop-up meeting rooms will provide private spaces for festival representatives and agency representatives to meet, thereby reducing the need for festival reps to travel to offices around London during IFF. Details will be shared directly from participating agencies.

10:30 – 11:30
PANEL: THE THERAPY SESSION
Host:
Gordon Masson, IQ Magazine (UK)
Co-Hosts:
Claire Courtney, Earth (UK)
Barnaby Harrod, Mercury Wheels @ Live Nation (ES)

From tales of agents and promoters working more closely than ever, to discussing how we all bounce back post-pandemic, this panel is a chance to tell your story, your team’s story, and to share experiences and learnings to the benefit of all. Read more

11:30 – 12:00
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Hot and cold refreshments will ensure that delegates are suitably hydrated/caffeinated for the conference sessions that follow.

12:00 – 13:00
PANEL: THE ROARING 20s?
Chair:
Clementine Bunel, Paradigm Agency (UK)
Speakers:
Andy Duggan, WME (UK)
Jim King, AEG Presents (UK)
Martje Kremers, Primary Talent International / Decked Out! (UK)
Eric van Eerdenburg, Lowlands (NL)

Covid has altered consumers’ expectations and attitudes, so how do artists, agencies and the festival sector keep pace? From ticket sales and longstanding calendar entries to new players and casualties, what do the next three years hold? Read more

13:00 – 14:00
COMPLIMENTARY DELEGATE LUNCH
The complimentary delegate lunch will see delegates suitably fed and watered before the agency showcases begin at nearby venue PowerHaus. The Jazz Café team will deliver a delicious buffet to keep stomachs full and brains sharp during the busy afternoon ahead. Meanwhile a pay bar operates in the venue.

 

Venue: PowerHaus (formerly Dingwalls)
14:15 – 15:00
SHOWCASE: EARTH AGENCY PRESENTS
Earth Agency launches Wednesday’s showcase sessions with two of the hottest new signings to the agency.

14:15 – 14:35 – yeule
14:35 – 14:55 – Loshh

15:00 – 16:30
SHOWCASE: PARADIGM PRESENTS
The guys and girls at Paradigm showcase four of next year’s most exciting additions to line-ups.

15:00 – 15:20 – Cassyette
15:25 – 15:45 – Tayo Sound
15:50 – 16:10 – Aziya
16:15 – 16:35 – Sam Ryder

16:30 – 17:00
NETWORKING BREAK
Whether it’s to grab something from the bar or chase that next booking, IFF hangs fire for 30 minutes…

17:00 – 18:30
SHOWCASE: PRIMARY TALENT & ICM PARTNERS PRESENT
Following the recent tie up between these two key booking agencies, the teams descend en masse to PowerHaus for the third showcase slot of the day, presenting four of their most promising new signings.

17:00 – 17:20 – POLICE CAR COLLECTIVE
17:25 – 17:45 – Jords
17:50 – 18:10 – Finnegan Tui
18:15 – 18:35 – Molly Payton

 

Venue: Gabeto
18:45 – 21:30
THE IFF DINNER & DRINKS, HOSTED BY PRIMARY TALENT & ICM PARTNERS
Immediately after their showcase wraps up Primary Talent and ICM Partners invite delegates around the corner to Gabeto for complimentary dinner and drinks.

 

Venue: Various
AAA Shows
IFF offers delegates special access to shows happening around town. Details will be published on the IFF app.

THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Venue: Jazz Café
09:30 – 10:30
COFFEE, JUICE & REGISTRATION
Hot and cold refreshments will ensure delegates are suitably awake and ready for the second day of IFF. Whether hydrating or caffeinating, we got you covered…

10:00 – 13:30
POP-UP OFFICES
This year, several of IFF’s agency partners are setting up shop within, or close by, the conference. These pop-up meeting rooms will provide private spaces for festival representatives and agency representatives to meet, thereby reducing the need for festival reps to travel to offices around London during IFF. Details will be shared directly from participating agencies.

10:30 – 11:30
PANEL: THE AGENCY BUSINESS 2021
Chair:
Anna Sjölund, Live Nation (SE)
Speakers:
Alex Bruford, ATC Live (UK)
Carlos Abreu, UTA (UK)
Cindy Castillo, Mad Cool Festival (ES)
Jon Ollier, One Fiinix Live (UK)

As the industry bounces back, what does the landscape for this vital sector look like, and how differently might agencies be operating moving forwards? Read more

11:30– 12:00
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

12:00 – 13:00
THE IFF KEYNOTE: MELVIN BENN & FOLKERT KOOPMANS
Chair: Maria May, CAA (UK)
For a truly unique keynote this year, we welcome two festival titans to the IFF stage: managing director of Festival Republic, Melvin Benn, and managing director of FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen, Folkert Koopmans. Read more

13:00– 14:00
COMPLIMENTARY DELEGATE LUNCH
The complimentary delegate lunch will see a sumptuous buffet served both on the upper level of the Jazz Café and on the ground floor once the conference session has finished. With more than enough sustenance to power delegates through the afternoon, it’s a chance to network, catch up with friends, and enjoy some mouth-watering cuisine before the showcases that follow.

 

Venue: PowerHaus (formerly Dingwalls)
14:15 – 15:00
SHOWCASE: MARSHALL LIVE AGENCY PRESENTS
Our first agency presentation for Thursday comes from new agency Marshall Live Agency, backed by the world’s greatest amplifier brand. Marshall Live Agency will introduce both themselves and two great new artists, to the assembled delegates.

14:15 – 14:35 – Polar States
14:35 – 14:55 – Gallus

15:00– 16:30
SHOWCASE: X-RAY PRESENTS
Who remembers when The Darkness played at IFF in 2019? Known for curating some of the best music at IFF, it’s X-ray Touring’s top four new signings…

15:00 – 15:20 – Gabe Coulter
15:25 – 15:45 – We Are Scientists
15:50 – 16:10 – Dea Matrona
16:15 – 16:35 – Mr Jukes & Barney Artist

16:30– 17:00
NETWORKING BREAK
Whether it’s to grab something from the bar or chase that next booking, IFF hangs fire for 30 minutes…

17:00– 18:30
SHOWCASE: ATC LIVE PRESENTS
Always one of the busiest IFF showcases, ATC Live presents a standout selection of stellar new signings.

17:00 – 17:20 – Sans Soucis
17:25 – 17:45 – Yard Act
17:50 – 18:10 – Finn Foxell
18:15 – 18:35 – Wu-Lu

18:30– 19:30
IFF CLOSING BBQ
Immediately after ATC Live’s showcase, delegates won’t need to go anywhere as dinner is brought to them. A complimentary BBQ will take place on the terrace of PowerHaus, giving delegates a chance to recharge before a very special event that follows…

19:30 – Late
THE IFF & MVT ‘REVIVE LIVE’ MIXER
With so much great new talent showcasing over IFF, should it all be focussed on just festivals? We don’t think so, and so for one night only, IFF has partnered with Music Venue Trust to present the final night of their recent Revive Live tour, which is supported by the National Lottery.

As IFF delegates mix with hundreds of additional professionals, the party will feature complimentary drinks and more, as the final night of the event ramps up until late.

20:30 – 20:50 – WOOZE
20:55 – 21:15 – Lime Garden
21:20 – 21:40 – Witch Fever
21:45 – 22:05 – LIFE
22:10 – 22:40 – Bob Vylan