IFF Moves To South London In 2023

Georgina Jackson
Omeara’s main auditorium. IFF is going to host its annual gathering of agencies and festivals at the South London venue.

The International Festival Forum (IFF) will take place at a new campus location this year to allow for “an expanded program and increased delegate numbers,” according to organizers.
IFF, presented in association with TicketSwap, will take place in South London music venue Omeara, Sept. 26-28. The venue and surrounding spaces will host booking agency and export office showcases, pop-up offices, speed meetings, conference debates, parties and more.

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Legendary booking agent Emma Banks and ILMC/IFF head Greg Parmley pictured at IFF 2022/ (Picture courtesy of ILMC).

Since launching in 2015, IFF been bringing the industry’s principal buyers and sellers together for two-and-a-half days each autumn, when conversations about the following year’s festival line-ups are well underway.
Booking agency partners on IFF’s 9th edition include CAA, WME, UTA, X-ray Touring, Primary Talent, ATC Live, Earth Agency, Solo, and others. The 2023 edition is also backed by leading festival associations including the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), Yourope and international festivals federation DeConcert!. Meanwhile, Music Venue Trust will host a National Lottery-funded ‘Revive Live’ show on the final night.
“With around 1,000 delegates expected in 2023, representing tens of thousands of artists and over 750 festivals from around the globe, this year’s IFF is definitely moving up a gear,” said ILMC head Greg Parmley. “We can’t wait to welcome the music festival community to London in a few short months for this entirely in-person edition.”

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Previous editions of IFF have included early performances from Lewis Capaldi, Tom Grennan, Yonaka, Bob Vylan, Sam Ryder, Slaves, Raye, Black Midi, Loyle Carner, Dermott Kennedy, Shame and many more.
Omeara boasts two live stages, and has hosted early London shows by the likes of Maggie Rogers, Julia Jacklin, Sam Fender and Idles. The venue opened its doors in Southwark in late 2016.
IFF is an invitation-only event organized by the team behind the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). Full details, including how to apply to attend are at iff.rocks.

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