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IFF announces new partners and first delegates

Live Nation, Intellitix and Fanzone are on board for ILMC's spin-off event for festival bookers and agents, and the initial list of delegates is now available online

By IQ on 28 Jul 2016

UTA-booked Waco play a showcase at IFF 2015, IFF 2016

UTA-booked Waco play a showcase at IFF 2015

With exactly two months to go until it opens its doors to 500+ invited festival and agency delegates, the International Festival Forum (IFF) has unveiled three new event partners and released an up-to-date delegate list for the 2016 event.

Joining Rock it Cargo, Eventbrite and Showsec as an Associate Partner at the invitation-only event will be Live Nation, the world’s leading entertainment company. Other new partners are RFID and access control specialists Intellitix who’ll be powering the registration area of the event. And festival transport service specialist Fanzone, which will support one of the lunches.

Some the latest delegates confirmed to be attending (a full list, which will be constantly updated, is available here) are Robert Meijerink (Eurosonic Noorderslag), Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury Festival), Chris Tofu (Continental Drifts/Shangri Las), Michael Simon and Zlata Holusova (Colours of Ostrava), Hamed Shahi (SSC Music Group GmbH), Ahmet Ulug (Pozitif), Ide Koffeman (Down The Rabbit Hole), Grímur Atlason (Iceland Airwaves), Folkert Koopmans & StephanThanscheidt (FKP Scorpio) Juha Kyyrö (Fullsteam), Roel Vergauwen Herman Schueremans (Rock Werchter / Live Nation Belgium), Oliver Hoppe (Wizard Promotions), and Christian Diekmann (DEAG Deusche Entertainment AG).

New IFF 2016 partners are Live Nation, the world’s leading entertainment company; cashless payment, RFID access control and brand activation tool provider Intellitix; and festival transport specialist Fanzone

The conference has also released details of a new panel, ‘The Artists: View from the Stage’, set for 11.30–12.30 on Wednesday 28 September and chaired by IQ writer Eamonn Forde.

“There’s nothing quite like a bit of constructive feedback, and with so many future headliners in town for IFF, who better to give it than those taking the festival stage?” reads the blurb. “Before their showcase later that day, we’ll be inviting a selection of artists to share their experiences of both attending and performing at festivals to date. What is it that matters the most when playing a festival? What sets a festival apart from an artist’s point of view? And as audience members, what are festivals doing right, or wrong, and how could they improve?”

A provisional IFF schedule can be viewed here.

Produced by ILMC, the invitation-only event for booking agents and festival promoters/bookers takes place across two London venues, Proud Camden and next door’s Dingwalls, on 28 and 29 September. Participating agencies include UTA, X-ray Touring, CAA, WME, Coda, Primary Talent, ATC Live, ITB, LPO and Pitch & Smith.

To register to attend, visit


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