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Tuesday 5 March 2019

10:00 - 18:00 Green Events & Innovations Conference
The leading conference for sustainability at live events
10:00 - 18:00 ILMC Production Meeting
IPM welcomes production professionals from across the globe to discuss live music production
11:00 - 16:00 The ILMC Association Summit
Closed meeting of key international live music associations
 

The ILMC
Association Summit

The ILMC Association Summit draws together the leading, active live music association from each market, as well as a small number of pan-European sector associations, to meet, network and present best-case ideas and initiatives. 

The summit is a closed meeting, with one representative from each association invited. For further information or to represent your association at the meeting, please email greg@ilmc.com.

York Suite, Royal Garden Hotel
11:00 - 16:00 | Tuesday 5 March 2019

 

18:00 - 20:00 IPM & GEI Closing Drinks
Delegates of IPM and GEI share a drink, network and discuss the day's events
18:00 - 21:00 The Platform 9 3/4 Magical Opening Party
ILMC 31 officially opens with complimentary potions and bar snacks
Various Access All Areas
With free access to the best gigs in the capital, 'witch' will you choose?
 

IPM & GEI Closing Drinks

After an industrious day of environmental- and production-related panels and presentations, delegates of both IPM and GEI head to the York Suite to socialise, network, and perhaps continue discussions... except this time with a drink in their hands.

York Suite, Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 20:00 | Tuesday 5 March 2019

 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows sorcerers and sorceresses to whizz(ard) off to some of London's hottest shows using the power of their magical ILMC pass. And with the whole of London right on the doorstep, it might prove difficult to decide 'witch' gig to choose.

To help you decide, a full gig listing will appear here in February 2019 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide that will be issued to each incoming sorcerer/ess upon arrival at the Royal Garden Hogwart-el.

If you have a show or artist performing during ILMC and would like it included in the listings for delegates, please click here.

Wednesday 6 March 2019

09:30 - 11:00 The Cup and Sorcery Tea & Coffee Break
10:00 - 17:00 Association Meetings
The live music industry’s key associations hold private meetings
10:00 - 18:00 Conference Sessions
The agenda will be announced in February 2019
12:30 - 14:30 The Gobble-it of Fire Lunch
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch
17:00-17:45 CTS Eventim Promoter Group Reception
CTS Eventim announce their exciting plan for the future... with drinks
 

The CUP AND SORCERY TEA & Coffee Break

Those tail winds can really play havoc with a broomstick, and with a busy morning of conferencing ahead, newly arrived witches and wizards (and those still dehydrated after the opening party) can revivify with complimentary tea and coffee.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hogwart-el
09:30 - 11:00 | Wednesday 6 March 2019

 

 

THE GOBBLE-IT OF FIRE LUNCH

With the first full day of ILMC underway, this two-hour lunch break will provide ample time for 'goblin' up the Royal Garden’s five-star cuisine. With a selection of hot and cold dishes on offer, vegetarian and vegan options, and a bewitching selection of desserts, it’s a magical spread.

And for any rock & roll wizards who fancy an early potion or two, a pay bar operates.

The Forbidden Terrace
Royal Garden Hogwart-el
12:30-14:30 | Wednesday 6 March 2019

 

CTS EVENTIM PROMOTER GROUP RECEPTION

Come and meet CTS Eventim Promoter Group as they make a special announcement about some exciting future plans. Complimentary drinks will be served at the beginning and end of the session.

18:30 - 21:30 The 'Hocus Pocus' Dutch Impact Party
Showcase of the hottest Dutch acts, plus booze and snacks
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
21:00 - 00:00 The Sleight of Hand Texas Hold'em Poker Tourney
Annual poker tourney with bar-tab prizes
00:00 - 03:00 The Fusball Wizard Coupe du Monde
The late-night table football competition
 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows delegates to catch some of London's hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. And with the whole of London right on the doorstep, it might prove difficult to decide 'witch' gig to choose.

To help you decide, a full gig listing will appear here in February 2019 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide that will be issued on arrival at the Royal Garden Hogwart-el.

If you have a show or artist performing during ILMC and would like it included in the listings for delegates, please click here.

 

The Sleight of Hand Texas Hold’em
Poker Tourney

This year, we’re magically transporting players and guests to Las Vegas for the night, as the live industry’s biggest annual card showdown sees a convention of witches and warlocks come together to out-trick each other in a battle for bar tab prizes, alongside a roulette wheel and blackjack tables.

Sign-up when you register, or click here to secure your place on the list. Alternatively, if you really feel like a gamble, fly by on the night and enquire about any last-minute places before the event commences.

The tourney costs £30 to enter and all proceeds go towards the Nikos Fund, which this year is raising money for Music Venue Trust and ActionAid.

The York Suite
21:00 - 00:00  | Wednesday 6 March 2019

 

 

The Fusball Wizard Coupe du Monde 

A late-night battle of quick reactions and sometimes skill, The Fusball Wizard Coupe du Monde sees players compete in pairs for international glory and the world’s tiniest trophy.

The tournament is refereed by IQ Magazine’s Terry McNally who’ll be keeping a watchful third eye on the t-witch-y fingered participants.

Sign-up in pairs on the night as 22 plastic voodoo dolls get busy on ILMC’s two tournament-certified tables. Be in Eyellusion’s Abracada-bar with your co-player by 22:00 for heats that start at the witching hour.

The Eyellusion Abracada-bar, Royal Garden Hogwart-el
00:00 - 03:00  | Wednesday 6 March 2019

Thursday 7 March 2019

09:30 - 11:00 The Invulnerabili-tea & Coffee Break
10:00 - 18:00 Conference Sessions
The agenda will be announced in February 2019
12:30 - 14:30 Werewolfing it Down Lunch
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw
A host of prizes up for grabs with all proceeds going to charity
16:00 - 17:00 Feld’s All-seeing Eye-scream Break
Afternoon sugar fix with gifts for the kids back home
16:00 - 19:00 Association Meetings
The live music industry’s key associations hold private meetings
 

The INVULNERABILI-TEA & Coffee Break

Take the weight of your stick and reanimate with hot caffeinated elixirs, while taking the opportunity to mix and mingle with colleagues and friends.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hogwart-el
09:30 - 11:00  | Thursday 7 March 2019
Host: LiveStyled

 

 

werewolfing it down lunch

With a spellbinding array of five-star dishes, vegetarian and vegan options, and sweet treats, Thursday’s lunch is a sumptuous affair. With cuisine ranging from hot dishes to sushi and salad, it’s a two-course spectacle that will satisfy even the most selective shaman.

Delegates should also be in the room to take part in the Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw that follows. And for any who fancy an early potion or two, a pay bar operates.

The Forbidden Terrace & Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hogwart-el
12:30 - 14:30 | Thursday 7 March 2019

 

 

Nikos Fund
Grand Prize Draw

The ILMC raises a significant amount of money every year for a charity/charities of its choice in honour of the Nikos Fund. Hand in your business cards to the ILMC girls and boys with collection tins and turn up for a 13:30 start for the chance to win some colossal prizes as our chosen charities - Action Aid and Music Venue Trust - benefit.

But don’t forget - you must be in the room to win.

The Forbidden Terrace, Royal Garden Hogwart-el

13:30 - 14:00 | Friday 8 March 2019

 

 

 

Feld’s All-seeing Eye-scream Break

Not content with conjuring up some of the world’s most magical family shows, Feld Entertainment will also be handing out ice cream and mementos during their popular annual ice-cream break.

Enjoy an icy spell away from the conference, with souvenirs to take back to the little ones at home. It’s a mid-afternoon sugar fix before the afternoon’s sessions continue…

Lower Ground Floor
Royal Garden Hogwart-el
16:00 - 17:00 | Thursday 7 March 2019
Host: Feld Entertainment

17:30 - 18:30 WME Happy Hour
Booze and booking agents... That's magic!
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
19:30 - 21:30 Match of the Year Football
Annual soccer match featuring the UK versus the rest of the world
19:30 - 00:00 The ILMC Gala Hou-Dinner & 25th Arthur Awards
A five-star gala evening featuring the Arthur Awards ceremony
22:30 - late Never Mind the Warlocks Karaoke
Mesmerising performances stretch until the early hours
 

WME Happy Hour

Kicking off Thursday night at ILMC, the guys and girls at WME Entertainment invite all delegates to join them for the latest version of their ever-popular Happy Hour. Offering both a pre-Gala Dinner drink, and a moment to wind down after the day’s mystical meetings and panels, the WME Happy Hour is 60 magical minutes of complimentary booze and nibbles.

All delegates are welcome to come and meet and mingle with the WME team and other guests but be warned, it's a popular pit stop so early arrival is most definitely recommended.

The Forbidden Terrace
17:30 - 18:30 | Thursday 7 March 2019
Host: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows delegates to catch some of London's hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. And with the whole of London right on the doorstep, it might prove difficult to decide 'witch' gig to choose.

To help you decide, a full gig listing will appear here in February 2019 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide that will be issued on arrival at the Royal Garden Hogwart-el.

If you have a show or artist performing during ILMC and would like it included in the listings for delegates, please click here.

 

Match of the Year Football

The Match of the Year football is exactly the same as quidditch. Except without the broomsticks. And on the ground. And with less magic. And more violence.

As always this annual sporting ritual will see the UK take on the rest of the world (a bit like after Brexit), in a 90-minute display of footwork and ball skills by the leading players of the live industry.

Match-ic buses will transport contenders from the Royal Garden Hogwart-el to the grounds and back again, allowing every opportunity for bragging rights afterwards, or time to nurse the odd bruise or three.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. To sign-up, click here.   
 

The Hive Stadium
Camrose Avenue, London, HA8 6AG
19:30 - 21:30 | Thursday 7 March 2019
Host: Aiken Promotions 

 

Never Mind the Warlocks Karaoke

It might sound like someone’s sawing a delegate in half, but those blood-curdling cries are actually just coming from the ILMC karaoke.

Always the scene of a multitude of aural sins, all of them against music, expect some “mesmerising” performances as the event stretches into the early hours of Friday morning.

This year’s karaoke features a huge selection of 80s hits to celebrate 25 years of the Arthur Awards, so expect songs from Cliff Witch-ard, Billy Potion and classics such as I Want Your Hex and I Should Be So Warlocky.

With boxes of props and costumes for inspiration on hand, this late-night scene of debauchery and silliness will unravel before your very eyes, and as always, is an event you really don’t want to miss, (unless you're sober).

Will the singing ever end? Wiccan only hope.

The York Suite, Royal Garden Hogwart-el
22:30 - late | Thursday 7 March 2019
Host: Aventus

 

Friday 8 March 2019

09:30 - 11:00 Cloak of Invisibili-tea & Coffee Break
10:00 - 13:00 Futures Forum
Discussion, presentations & networking with the next generation of industry leaders
10:00 - 16:00 Association Meetings
The live music industry’s key associations hold private meetings
12:30 - 14:00 The Sensational Chew-dini Lunch
Enjoy a final five-star 'Buffy' lunch
 

CLOAK OF INVISIBILI-Tea
& Coffee Break

What better way to kick off the final day of ILMC and the start of Futures Forum 2019 than with 90 minutes of complimentary tea and coffee?

Wilting wizards with yet another busy day of ILMC ahead of them can take advantage of caffeinated drinks to get them focussed on the various sessions that follow. 

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hogwart-el
09:30 - 11:00 | Friday 8 March 2019

 

The Sensational
Chew-dini Lunch

After a full morning conferencing, ravenous fortunetellers can recharge with some of the finest five-star dishes that the Royal Garden Hogwart-el has to offer. A complimentary 'Buffy' lunch offering a range of cuisines, it’s a mouth watering, sensation-bursting two hours, with ample time to catch up with old friends, make new acquaintances and invoke a few demons.

As usual, ILMC’s Friday lunch is held on the mezzanine (York Suite and the Eyellusion Abracada-bar), while to make room for the additional Futures Forum delegates, an additional food station will also be in position on the Lower Ground Floor.

And for any delegates keen to start their weekend early, the Eyellusion Abracada-bar will be open for a potion.

The Mezzanine & Lower Ground Floor
12:30 - 14:00 | Friday 8 March 2019

 

14:00 - 16:15 Futures Forum
The industry’s current and future leaders come together at Futures Forum – agenda TBA
16:45 - 17:30 Futures Forum Keynote
An industry figurehead imparts their knowledge & expertise
17:30 - 20:00 The Vanishing Act Closing Drinks
A final bubbling elixir to wrap up
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
 

FUTURES FORUM KEYNOTE

To cap ILMC's new-look Friday, we invite one industry figurehead to impart their knowledge, expertise, and perhaps a few tales of when things didn't quite go to plan.

The inaugural keynote interviewee will be announced in January.

 

 

The Vanishing Act Closing Drinks

After three days of swapping tricks, summoning demons and lifting hexes, this is the final event of ILMC and your very last chance to wear a nose wart.

Enjoy a final potion or two in the company of new friends and colleagues alike, before grabbing your broomsticks and flying off...

Eyellusion Abracada-bar
Royal Garden Hogwart-el
17:30 - 20:00 | Friday 8 March 2019

 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows delegates to catch some of London's hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. And with the whole of London right on the doorstep, it might prove difficult to decide 'witch' gig to choose.

To help you decide, a full gig listing will appear here in February 2019 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide that will be issued on arrival at the Royal Garden Hogwart-el.

If you have a show or artist performing during ILMC and would like it included in the listings for delegates, please click here.