Close Encounters of the 30th Kind

ILMC 30 has now taken place. A full report incuding photos, winners, and panel and event reviews for ILMC, IPM and GEI, will be published here shortly and will also feature in the next issue of IQ Magazine.

Thank you to everyone who invaded Planet Earth to attend, and we look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Balloons are being inflated, the cake’s in the oven, and the champers is on ice… as ILMC reaches an epic milestone next year. Somewhat amazingly, the industry’s favourite gathering – originally only intended to be a one-off – will be celebrating its 30th birthday in 2018.

However, preparations in the ILMC office have been interrupted by the triggering of an automatic government declassification revealing the shocking truth about the conference. After three decades of disinformation and misleading guises, the ILMC has been unmasked as the Interplanetary Life-forms Moderation Corps – a top-secret agency established to monitor the various weird and wonderful otherworldly inhabitants of the live music universe.

We can now reveal that during Earth dates 6-9 March 2018, over 1,000 interplanetary travellers will invade the top-secret underground base of the Royal Garden HQ; a location cunningly disguised as one of London’s top five-star hotels but so classified that it makes Area 51 look like Disneyland. This bombshell of a revelation has come as a shock to everyone, apart from some members who already know they live on another planet…

Fulfilling its mission to maintain peace and harmony among the music worlds, ILMC 30 will feature more meetings, events, networking and out of body experiences than ever. And for the big anniversary edition, numerous cosmic celebrations are planned alongside the regular programme.

So join the other star-men and star-women of the live music industry as ILMC 30 probes the business and lifts the lid on cover-ups and conspiracies, during four days of close encounters and discussion.


ILMC 30 registration is closed as the conference has now taken place.

The dates for ILMC 31 will be released later in the year, and registration will open in November 2018.


A host of the industry’s leading companies have pitched in to help protect Planet Earth...


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