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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 'Raise Your Spirits' 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.

TUESDAY 5 MARCH

Vonda Shepard & Sharon Corr
Doors: 7:00 PM
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN
Courtesy of RLN Music
Email Imogen to get on the guestlist

Night Flight
Doors: 7:30 PM
Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare St, London E8 1HR
Courtesy of Communion Music
Email Imogen to get on the guestlist

Henry Jamison
Doors: 7:30 PM
Omeara, 6 O'Meara St, London SE1 1TE
Courtesy of Communion Music
Email Imogen to get on the guestlist

The Afro-Cuban All Stars
Doors: 8:00 PM
Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
Courtesy of SASA Music
Email Imogen to get on the guestlist

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Plus Wild Front, Bang Bang Romeo, Rothwell, Lock 
Doors: 9:00 PM
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London, W11 3JQ
Courtesy of: Solo Agency
Email Imogen to get on the guestlist
 

Hyphen Hyphen
Show Starts: 9:30 PM
Heaven, Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NG
Courtesy of Robomagic
Email Imogen to get on the guestlist

 

Wednesday 6 March 2019

17:00-17:45 CTS Eventim Promoter Group Reception
CTS Eventim announce their exciting plan for the future... with drinks
09:30 - 11:00 The Cup and Sorcery Tea & Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:30 New Delegates' Orientation
A short introduction to ILMC and how to get the most out of the conference
10:00 - 11:00 Workshop: VIP & Upselling
The latest concepts and case studies in VIP and upselling, in a condensed 60-minute workshop
10:00 - 17:00 Association Meetings
The live music industry’s key associations hold private meetings
11:00 – 11:15 The Magical Guide to ILMC 31
Greg Parmley welcomes sorcerers and sorceresses to the conference
11:15 – 12:45 The Open Forum: With or without EU
An all-star line-up reviews the last 12 months in the business, and looks ahead at the coming year post-Brexit
12:30 - 14:30 The Goblin it Down Lunch
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Partnerships: I'm with the brand
What does the next decade have in store for brands at large events
14:00 – 15:15 Ticketing: Is selling out losing out?
With dynamic and slow ticketing rewriting the rules, is it time we lost our obsession with sell outs?
14:15 – 15:15 Workshop: Tourism & destination business
How live music companies can springboard into new revenues and new business via tourism
 

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 Hotel
09:30 - 11:00 | Wednesday 6 March 2019

 

 

THE GOBlin-IT down 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
12:30-14:30 | Wednesday 6 March 2019

15.30 – 16.30 The Manager’s Office: Conjuring careers
How do artist managers view the changing nature of talent development, and live music's place within it?
15:30 - 16:30 Workshop: Digital marketing
Where to target time and money to ensure the most effective digital marketing campaigns
15:30 – 16:45 Festival Forum: Fan first?
In the clamour to claw back ever-escalating artist fees and turn a profit, are festivals in danger of turning off the fan?
17:00-17:45 CTS Eventim Promoter Group Reception
CTS Eventim announce their exciting plan for the future... with drinks
17.00 – 18.00 Country Music: Walking the line
Considering how Nashville’s sound and ethos are influencing all genres in the business
17:00 - 18:00 Artists: The view from the stage
Artist discuss what the business is getting right, and where there’s room for improvement
18:00 - 19:00 WME Happy Hour
Booze and booking agents... That's magic!
18:45 - 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
 

WME Happy Hour

Kicking off Wednesday 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. 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
18:00 - 19:00 | Wednesday 7 March 2019
Host: WME 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. 

WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH

Seafret
Doors: 7:00 PM
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper St, London N1 2UD
Courtesy of Communion Music
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

Sam Lewis
Doors: 8:30 PM
Green Note, 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN
Courtesy of: Midnight Mango
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

The Comet Is Coming
Doors: 7:00 PM
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Ln, London EC2A 3PQ
Courtesy of: Village Underground
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

 

 

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
Host: Yas Bay Arena

 

 

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 Hotel
00:00 - 03:00  | Wednesday 6 March 2019
Host: Yas Bay Arena

Thursday 7 March 2019

09:30 - 11:30 The Invulnerabili-tea & Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Streaming
Across artist discovery, curation, marketing & promotion, how can live make the most from streaming services?
10:00 – 11:15 The Venue’s Venue: Close-up magic
Exclusive venue data, diversification of programming, innovation and pre-show entertainment are all tabled
11:30 – 12:30 Workshop: D is for Data
Two data evangelists explore what’s available to stakeholders in the live music business, and how best to use it
11:30 – 12:45 The Agency Business 2019
Who really has the power in the agency business, and how joined-up career planning is reshaping the sector
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
14:00 – 15:00 New Technology: It's a kind of magic
The latest ideas and trends in geekery powering the industry
14:00 – 15:00 Security: The new threats
Cyber security in focus, key points from E3S explored and two crucial new initiatives profiled.
14:00 – 15:00 Industry Investment: The power brokers
Examining how the flood of external investment might be reshaping the industry it’s flowing into
15:30 – 16:30 Think Tank: The immigrants
Nick Hobbs, Maria O’Connor and Adam Parsons share memories of their time in exile.
 

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 Hotel
09:30 - 11:30  | 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 Hotel
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 Hotel
13:30 - 14:00 | Thursday 7 March 2019

 

 

15:15 - 16:15 Secondary Ticketing: The fightback
With the tide turning in multiple markets, we invite four individuals to outline how they have fought back against resale
15:30 – 16:30 Diversity: Breaking the spell
Is the industry accommodating the growing numbers of deaf and disabled fans at live shows?
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
16:45 – 17:45 Accessibility: Unlocking the purple pound
Is the industry accommodating the growing numbers of deaf and disabled fans at live shows?
16:45 - 18:15 The (Late) Breakfast Meeting with Roger Daltrey
The Who frontman reveals all to Ed Bicknell
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
 

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 Hotel
16:00 - 17:00 | Thursday 7 March 2019
Host: Feld 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.

THURSDAY 7 MARCH

Jay Prince
Doors: 7:00 PM
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper St, London N1 2UD
Courtesy of Metropolis Music
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

CMA Songwriters Series
Doors: 7:00 PM
Indigo at The O2, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES
Courtesy of AEG Presents
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

The Alex Skolnic Trio
Doors: 7:00 PM
Nell's Jazz and Blues Club, 3 North End Crescent, Hammersmith, London W14 8TG
Courtesy of: Nell's Jazz and Blues Club
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

Joe Dolman
Doors: 7:00 PM
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD
Courtesy of: Infinity Music Group
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

Ark4Art presents: Tsoukias - Gaudy live
Doors: 7:00 PM
O2 Academy Islington, Angel Central, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS London,
Courtesy of: Academy Music Group
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

Mashrou’ Leila
Doors: 7:00PM
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH
Courtesy of: Metropolis Music
Present ILMC badge on door (plus one's welcome)

Twenty One Pilots
Doors: 7:30PM
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA
Courtesy of SSE Arena, Wembley
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

 

 

Match of the Year Football

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.

Buses will transport contenders from the Royal Garden Hotel 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 Hotel
22:30 - late | Thursday 7 March 2019
Host: FanDragon Technologies

 

Friday 8 March 2019

09:00 - 10:00 Cloak of Invisibili-tea & Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:00 Meet the New Bosses: Class of 2019
The industry's future leaders share their opinions on the business
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Public Speaking
Speaking up and speaking out in the business
11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
A chance to recharge and refuel
11:30 – 12:30 Soapbox Sessions
Four presentations by innovators, thought leaders and inspiring individuals
11:30 – 12:30 Workshop: Sexual Harassment & Assault At Live Events
Top tips for addressing sexual harassment and assault at live events
12:30 - 14:00 The Sensational Chew-dini Lunch
Enjoy a final five-star 'Buffy' lunch
14:00 – 15:00 FastForward to the future of the music business
How to survive and thrive in a 24/7 industry
14:00 – 15:00 Surviving the Business: Health & wellbeing in live
How to survive and thrive in a 24/7 industry
 

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 Hotel
09:00 - 10:00 | 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 Hotel 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 & Room 2, Lower Ground Floor
12:30 - 14:00 | Friday 8 March 2019

 

14:00 – 15:00 The Power Trio
With Selina Emeny, Zac Fox & Rauha Kyyrö
15:00 – 15:30 Networking Break
AMG host the teas during this quick pitstop...
15:30 – 16:30 Beyond touring: Full-stack futures
Examining new revenue streams for artists and live
15:30 – 16:30 Soapbox Sessions
Four presentations by innovators, thought leaders and inspiring individuals
16:15 – 16:45 Networking Break
A chance to recharge and refuel
16:45 - 17:45 The Futures Forum Keynote with Dugi & Dua Lipa
The Grammy award winner and her father discuss her meteoric rise
17:45 - 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
 

The Vanishing Act Closing Drinks

To celebrate International Women’s Day and to wrap up both ILMC and Futures Forum, Live Nation Entertainment invite all delegates to the Royal Garden Hotel’s well-stocked bar for two hours or so of fun and conversation.

After three days of swapping tricks, summoning demons and lifting hexes, this is the final event of ILMC and your last chance to enjoy a potion or two in the company of new friends and colleagues alike.

Eyellusion Abracada-bar, Royal Garden Hotel
17:45 - 20:00 | Friday 8 March 2019
Host: Live Nation

 

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.

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

Country 2 Country
(Runaway June, Abby Anderson, Adam Hambrick)
Doors: 4:30 PM
Indigo at The O2, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES
Courtesy of AEG Presents
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist
 

Go Time presents: The Compozers - Ghana 62nd Independence Concert
Doors: 6:00 PM
O2 Academy Islington, Angel Central, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS London
Courtesy of: Academy Music Group
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist
 

Academy Events and A New View Promotions presents: Cherokii
Doors: 6:00 PM
O2 Academy Islington, Angel Central, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS London
Courtesy of: Academy Music Group
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

Twenty One Pilots
Doors: 7:30PM
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA
Courtesy of SSE Arena, Wembley
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

Lizz Wright
Doors: 7:30 PM
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX
Courtesy of: Southbank Centre
Email Imogen to get on the guestlist

No Violet (supported by Circe + Junodef)
(International Women’s Day Show)
Doors: 7:30 PM
Sebright Arms, 34 Coate St, London E2 9AG
Courtesy of The Empire Agency
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist

China Bowls (Neo-soul)
(International Women’s Day Show)
Doors: 7:30 PM
The H-Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ
Courtesy of The Empire Agency
Go to Help Desk during ILMC to get on the guestlist