International Festival Forum Returns for 10th Edition

The International Festival Forum (IFF) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, as it returns to a campus location at South London music venue Omeara from 24-26 September.

This year’s event will see 1,000 professionals attend with around 60 countries representing over 700 festivals and thousands of artists. The 2024 edition will take place with a campus format for the second year, mixing booking agency showcases, pop up offices, speed meetings, conference debates, parties and more.

Since launching in 2015, IFF has become the leading annual gathering for festivals and booking agents, bringing the industry’s principal buyers and sellers together for 2.5 days each autumn, when conversations about the following year’s festival line-ups are well underway.

Booking agency partners on this year’s IFF include CAA, WME, Primary Talent, ATC Live, Wasserman Music and many more. 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 others.

This year’s IFF is presented in association with TicketSwap for the third year running. TicketSwap CEO Hans Uber comments: “As we support IFF’s continuous path of innovation and expansion, we are pleased to collaborate with such a significant conference and be among the key industry leaders that IFF attracts.”

Speaking about the 10th edition, ILMC head Greg Parmley says, “It’s hard to imagine that when we launched IFF ten years ago it would become such a central fixture in the festival calendar. This year, between expanding the campus, a new venue for the conference debates and the world’s top agencies and festivals getting involved once more, it already looks like our best yet.”