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IFF 2016 sells out, reveals ITB showcase details

ITB artists Fatherson, Jake Isaac and Formation will perform at the sold-out International Festival Forum later this month

By IQ on 07 Sep 2016

Fatherson, ITB, Dan Harris

image © Dan Harris

The International Festival Forum (IFF), ILMC’s spin-off-event for festival bookers and agents, has sold out ahead of its return later this month.

The second IFF, which runs from 28 and 29 September, has over 550 delegates confirmed – up from the 400 who attended last year’s event – who will descend upon four north London venues for a programme of panels, keynote interviews, agency Q&As and showcases by IFF partner agencies.

The event also today announced details of its opening party and ITB showcase, both of which will take place on the evening of Tuesday 27 September.

Kicking off at 18.00, the opening bash and showcase will feature performances from Scottish three-piece Fatherson (pictured), who have built on considerable media support by touring Britain and Europe with Idlewild, Twin Atlantic and Enter Shikari; south London singer-songwriter Jake Isaac, who will release his debut album on Virgin next year following a year of touring in the UK and Europe; and improv-pop duo Formation, who will swing by IFF in advance of their headline show at the Village Underground in October.

The opening party and ITB showcase will kick off IFF on the evening of Tuesday 27 September

IFF, which takes place across four London venues – primarily at Proud Camden, with showcases at Dingwalls, The Camden Assembly (formerly The Barfly) and the Lock Tavern – last month announced the artists participating in X-ray Touring and Coda’s agency showcases, who with ITB join UTA, CAA, WME, Primary Talent, ATC Live, LPO and Pitch & Smith as the event’s agency partners.

Rock am Ring founder Marek and son Andre, now heading up the newly formed Live Nation GSA, were in early August month announced as keynote speakers.

For any festivals that still wish to attend, IFF is operating a reserve list for any last-minute cancellations or returns. To add your name to the list, email [email protected].


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