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IFF SCHEDULE

IFF begins with an opening party on the evening of Tuesday 28 September, and ends late on Thursday 30 September.

The provisional IFF schedule is below and will be updated as we confirm additional events throughout the summer.

If you have a suggestion for a conference topic, event, presentation or speaker, please get in touch with greg@ilmc.com.

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.

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.

10:30 – 11:30
PANEL: THE THERAPY SESSION
Host:
Gordon Masson, IQ Magazine (UK)
From tales of agents and promoters working more closely than ever, to discussing how we all bounce back post-pandemic, this 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?
Covid has altered consumer’s 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 all IFF delegates suitably fed and watered before the agency showcases begin at nearby venue PowerHaus. The Jazz Cafe team will be delivering a full buffet to fill hearts and minds for the afternoon ahead, while 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 four of the hottest new signings to the agency.

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.

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 AND 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.

 

Venue: Gabeto
18:45 – 20:45
THE IFF DINNER, HOSTED BY PRIMARY TALENT & ICM PARTNERS
Immediately after their showcase wraps up at PowerHaus, Primary Talent and ICM Partners invite all delegates around the corner to Gabeto for dinner and drinks. With sumptuous cuisine, chilled drinks and great company, it’s going to be a bustling two hours before the late night showcases kick off.

 

Venue: Various
21:00 – 23:30
LATE NIGHT SHOWCASES
Details of Wednesday’s late-night schedule will be published here shortly.

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’ve got you covered…

10:30 – 11:30
PANEL: THE AGENCY BUSINESS 2021
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 Cafe, and on the ground floor after the conference session has finished. With more than enough sustenance to power us all through the afternoon, it’s a chance to network, catch up on the previous night’s gossip, and enjoy some mouth-watering cuisine before the showcases that follow.

 

Venue: PowerHaus (formerly Dingwalls)
14:15 – 15:00
SHOWCASE TBC
Our first agency presentation busts Thursday’s showcase sessions wide open with two future festival headliners.

15:00– 16:30
SHOWCASE: X-RAY TOURING 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…

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.

18:30– 19:30
IFF CLOSING BBQ
Straight after ATC Live’s showcase, delegates won’t need to go anywhere as dinner is brought to them. A closing BBQ on the terrace of PowerHaus, complimentary for all delegates, will give us a chance to recharge before the very special event that follows… details of which are released shortly.

20:00– 22:30
SPECIAL EVENT TBA