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More Chairmen and Panellists Added

With more of the top names in the global concert and festival business signing up to provide this year's ILMC agenda with more revelatory plot twists than ever, we thought a quick update was in order...

On Wednesday 8 March, speakers already confirmed for the Festival Summit include Tom Windish (Paradigm Talent Agency), Stephan Thanscheidt (FKP Scorpio) and Sophie Lobl (C3 Presents) who join the Talent & tastemakers session; whilst Steve Homer (AEG Live), Jan Quiel (ICS Festival Service) and Nuno Sousa Pinto (Rock in Rio) will add to the discussion during the Franchises & new formats session. Meanwhile, Rob Challice (Coda), Ruth Barlow (Beggars Group), Lars-Oliver Vogt (Live Nation, DE) and Ben Challis (Glastonbury Festival), will be part of the team discussing Streaming & artist engagement.

On Thursday 9 March, Andrew Parsons (Ticketmaster), Rainer Appel (CTS Eventim) and Geraldine Wilson (Amazon Tickets) will participate in Ticketing: The survival plan; while Paul Ryan (UTA), André Lieberberg (Live Nation GmbH) and Jane Beese (Roundhouse) join Venue Summit: Industry relationships; and Tony Duncan (U2), Aline Renet (Prodiss), Professor Chris Kemp (MOM), and Simon Battersby (Showsec) add their expert voices to Safety & security.

For the full provisional line-up of all ILMC sessions and events, click here.


Arthurs Voting Ends Friday

Votes have been pouring in for the Oscar-equivalents of the live music industry – The Arthurs. Our virtual polling station closes at 18:00 GMT this Friday, meaning there’s still a little bit of time left for you to cast your vote and potentially help to make someone’s year.

All ILMC members and IQ subscribers are eligible to vote, so if you haven’t already...  vote here.

The Arthur Awards will be presented during The ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gala Dinner, at London’s lavish 8Northumberland hotel on Thursday 9 March. In previous years, this event has invariably sold out in advance, so to secure a window seat on the ILMC locomotive, either book here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Deadly Dutch Line-up Announced

We are pleased to announce further details of the Deadly Dutch Impact Party, one of ILMC’s most popular annual fixtures, which takes place at Bodo’s Schloss from 18:00 on Wednesday 8 March.

An excellent combination of the very best new music, booze, snacks and Dutch hospitality, you’d be a fool not to make like Columbo and conduct further investigations. And with its location next door to the Royal Garden Manor, substantially less than 39 Steps away, getting there should be no mystery.

Performing on the night will be critically acclaimed 70s-style rockers Navarone; Elle Bandita’s newest project, Dool; Paceshifters, who will perform in advance of their third album release; and Amber Arcades, the four-piece featuring Oh, Brave Wide Eyes' front-woman Annelotte de Graaf.

And one more thing... full information relating to this event and all showcasing artists is available here.

To reserve your slot, click here.

Bodo's Schloss, next to the Royal Garden Manor
18:00 – 21:30 | Wednesday 8 March 2017

Brought to you by Dutch Music Export | powered by Dutch Performing Arts, Buma Cultuur & Eurosonic Noorderslag | with the kind support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


Last Call for Globetrotters' Guide

This Friday is the deadline for delegates to have their details included in the Globetrotters' Guide, the official handbook of ILMC 29.

The Globetrotters' Guide lists delegates' contact information, the full schedule of sessions and events; industry associations and showcases; along with local information and plenty more besides, and can be found inside the free bag that each delegate will receive upon their arrival at ILMC.

If you haven’t already registered for ILMC and would like to, please make sure you sign-up for one of the few remaining places before 18:00 GMT on Friday in order to ensure that your details are included in the handbook.


Open Forum Line-up Released

Following last week’s announcement that Paul McGuinness will be taking part in ILMC’s Breakfast Meeting session this year, it’s time to reveal which special industry investigators will help kick off the conference during The Open Forum: The big round up.

Joining session chair Phil Bowdery (Live Nation) for an agenda that includes Brexit, secondary ticketing, agency consolidation and major global trends, will be renowned agent and CAA co-head, Emma Banks; Charles Attal, co-founder of C3 Presents (Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza); Paradigm Talent Agency's Marty Diamond, founder of Little Big Man Booking; FKP Scorpio chief Folkert Koopmans (Hurricane, Southside, Bråvalla); Nostromo Management founder Paul Craig (Biffy Clyro); and Amazon Tickets GM Geraldine Wilson.

Taking place from 11:15 – 12:45 on Wednesday 8 March, the session will evaluate the key issues that have affected the industry over the last 12 months, before chair and panellists don deerstalker hats in order to predict the next 12.