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IFF 2018: 4th International Festival Forum launches

Some 450 festivals and 250 booking agents are expected to attend the latest edition of IFF, all previous versions of which sold out weeks in advance

By IQ on 19 Apr 2018

Delegates network at Dingwalls at IFF 2017

Delegates network at Dingwalls at IFF 2017

Organisers of the International Festival Forum (IFF) have announced details of the fourth edition, with many of the world’s leading booking agencies and festival associations signed up as partners.

Space at the invitation-only event is strictly limited to just 600 delegates, and all previous editions of the London meeting of booking agents and festivals have sold out weeks in advance.

“Each year IFF continues to add more and more value to the festival booking process,” says Brian Ahern of partner agency WME Entertainment. “Both the timing and attendance make for invaluable face-to-face interactions.”

Other agency partners on IFF 2018 include CAA, Coda, Primary Talent, X-ray Touring, United Talent Agency, ITB, ATC Live, MN2S, Pitch & Smith and OTM Touring, most of which will showcase a selection of their best future festival headliners.

“It’s great to finally be revealing details of IFF 2018”

“It’s great to finally be revealing details of IFF 2018,” says ILMC head Greg Parmley. “We expect over 450 festivals represented this year, and with a packed schedule of conference sessions, showcases and networking events, it’s already looking like our strongest edition yet.”

Speaking of the ongoing partnership between IFF and European festival organisation Yourope, general secretary Christof Huber says: “IFF continues to be a key event for the music festival business which is focused, relevant and an important date in the diary of all Yourope members.”

IFF takes place around Camden in north London at venues including Fest (formerly Proud Camden), Dingwalls, Camden Assembly and Lockside Camden. The morning conference sessions features a mixture of panels, workshops and the IFF Keynote, which last year welcomed Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis. The afternoon and evening is dedicated to agency showcases and networking. Full event information is online at www.iff.rocks.


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