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Tuesday

10:00 - 18:00 ILMC Production Meeting
The eleventh IPM welcomes production professionals from across the globe to discuss live music production
10:00 - 18:00 Green Events & Innovations Conference
The tenth edition of the leading conference for sustainability at live events
11:00 - 16:00 The ILMC Association Summit
Closed meeting of key international live music associations
14:30 – 18:30 Association Meeting: IJFO Pt I
Private association meeting for the International Jazz Festival Organisation
 

Since it began 11 years ago, the ILMC Production Meeting has become one of the foremost platforms for international production professionals to meet, network and discuss the most pressing issues affecting the industry. 

For a full event description and to register, click here.

The Palace Suite, Royal Garden Hotel
10:00 - 18:00 | Tuesday 6 March 2018
Hosts: eps | Megaforce | EFM | Star Events


 

 

Green Events & Innovations Conference 

The tenth edition of the UK’s leading conference for sustainability at live events will welcome 150 professionals working, or with an interest in, environmental and social initiatives and development of live events. The conference mixes practical case studies and presentations from around the world, alongside networking coffee breaks, a complimentary lunch and closing drinks party shared with IPM delegates. 

All of the super early-bird tickets have now sold out. However, we do have a small number of early-bird tickets available at £80 until 5 January (while stocks last). Click here to book. 

To find out more about this event, click here.

If you are interested in sponsoring or supporting the event, click here.

To book accommodation, click here.

Rooms 3 & 4, Royal Garden Hotel
10:00 - 20:00 | Tuesday 6 March 2018
hello@agreenerfestival.com

 

 

 

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.

The York Suite, Royal Garden Hotel
11:00 - 16:00 | Tuesday 6 March 2018

 

 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

14:30 – 18:30 | International Jazz Festival Organisation (IJFO) | Balmoral Suite

15:00 – 18:00 Association Meeting: Yourope
Private association meeting
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 ILMC's First Contact Birthday Blast-off
ILMC 30 officially opens with complimentary space bubbles and bar snacks
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

15:00 – 18:00 | Yourope | Lancaster Suite

yourope

 

IPM & GEI Closing Drinks

After an industrious day of environmental or production-related panels and presentations, IPM & GEI delegates will have the opportunity to head to The York Suite to socialise and network further, this time with a drink in their hands.

The York Suite, Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 20:00 | Tuesday 6 March 2018
Hosts: eps | Megaforce | EFM | Star Events

 

ILMC's First Contact Birthday Blast-off

You only celebrate your 30th birthday once, so to mark this momentous occasion, we’re inviting friends, family and intergalactic invaders to join us for a birthday party like no other.

From 6-9pm on Tuesday 6 March, we’re opening up the entire mezzanine floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, for a stellar early evening line-up of fun; killer tunes from world-class DJs; top-secret competitions and prizes; and a guest list that stretches across the entire musical multiverse.

As if that isn't enough to guarantee invaders from all quadrants of the galaxy, guests will be able to take their very own space flight in our on-site simulator powered by cutting-edge tech.

The party starts early so that delegates can head out for the evening afterwards. And with a galaxy of space-themed food, space cocktails and presumably soon-to-be spaced attendees, the only thing without space might be the venue itself – so early arrival is recommended.

All registered ILMC delegates are welcome to attend, while entry to non-delegates is via guest list only – you must register to attend. Links to RSVP will be mailed to all invitees, and also included on relevant ILMC eNews bulletins. If you haven’t received an invitation and would like to attend, please email registration@ilmc.com.

Recreation Area (mezzanine floor), Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 21:00 | Tuesday 6 March 2018

 

 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows delegates to catch some of London's hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. 
With the whole of London on our doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to identify. 

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out. 

Full details of available gigs will appear here in February 2018 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide.

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

Wednesday

09:30 - 11:00 The Flying Cups & Saucers Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:30 New Delegates' Orientation
A quick welcome and guidance on how to get the most out of ILMC if you're new or need reminding
10:00 - 17:00 Association Meetings
The live music industry’s key associations hold private meetings
10:00 - 18:00 Conference Sessions
The full ILMC conference agenda will be published in January
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Encounters of the First Kind
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch
 

The Flying Cups & Saucers Coffee Break

Intergalactic jet-lag is a killer, and with a busy morning of conferencing ahead, delegates can stock up on caffeinated drinks to get them through the following hours. Whether it’s rehydrating from the night before, or just sampling some of Earth’s most popular hot drinks, it’s all laid on.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
09:30 - 11:00 | Wednesday 7 March 2018

 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

10:00 – 12:00 |National Arenas Association (NAA) | Highgrove Suite

11:15 – 13:45 |International Jazz Festival Organisation (IJFO) | Rm 4

15:00 – 17:00 |European Arenas Association (EAA) | Highgrove Suite

 

Lunch Encounters of the First Kind

With the first full day of ILMC underway, this two-hour lunch break will give delegates ample time to have something to ET, while discussing new worlds, invasion strategies or making first contact.

The two-course buffet is a culinary exploration that includes a galaxy of hot and cold dishes, stellar desserts, and an optional pay bar.

The Mess Area (Park Terrace) & Bunker (lower ground floor), Royal Garden Hotel
12:30-14:30 | Wednesday 7 March 2018

17:30 - 18:30 UTA's Cocktails & Canapés
Networking and booze thanks to hosts, United Talent Agency
18:00 - 21:30 The Dutch 'Brace for' Impact Party
Showcase of Dutch artists, drinks and competitions
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
21:00 - 00:00 Texas Probe 'em Poker Tourney
Charity Texas hold'em poker tournament with bar-tab prizes
00:00 - 03:00 The Table Football Coupe de la Galaxie
The late-night table football competition
 

UTA's Cocktails & Canapés

It's advisable to arrive early for UTA's annual Cocktails & Canapés hour as queues to get in are not uncommon. The perfect bridge between daytime sessions and the night that follows, it's 60 minutes of complimentary drinks and tasty nibbles, with which to wind down. 

The whole United Talent Agency team will be on hand to discuss any last-minute festival offers, and if last year is anything to go by, almost the entire delegation of ILMC will also be trying to fit into the Mess Area (Park Terrace) for this super-massive social. 

All registered ILMC delegates are welcome to attend. 

The Mess Area (Park Terrace)
17:30 - 18:30 | Wednesday 8 March 2017
Host: United Talent Agency

 

 

The Dutch 'Brace for' Impact Party 

The annual Dutch Impact party is always a highlight of the ILMC schedule, with complimentary booze and nibbles, and showcases from four of the hottest new musical exports from the low country. 

Join unidentified flying Dutchmen and hundreds of other guests for a super-massive edition as the party upgrades to a new venue in 2018. Just minutes from the Royal Garden Hotel, the Grade II-listed Greyhound pub features more ‘space’ and a wide selection of cosmic cask ales. To get your name on the list, click here.

The Greyhound, 1 Kensington Square, Kensington, London, W8 5EP
18:00 - 21:30 | Wednesday 7 March 2018

Brought to you by: Dutch Music Export | Powered by Eurosonic Noorderslag, Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur | With the kind support of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

bumanew

 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows delegates to catch some of London's hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. 
With the whole of London on our doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to identify. 

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out. 

Full details of available gigs will appear here in February 2018 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide.

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

 

Texas Probe 'em Poker Tourney

Whisky tasting, poker, roulette… there’s a lot more to the annual poker tournament this year, which moves to a larger 'space' – the Quantum Casino – to accommodate its increased popularity.

With a selection of aged single malts to try, courtesy of Scottish lowland distillery Glengoyne, and other casino games, it will be a focal point of Wednesday evening’s entertainment.

As for the Texas Probe’em Poker Tourney itself, it’s not hard to find a decent card game on Earth, but few assemble such a cast of stellar characters OR raise money for such a worthy cause. The tournament sees a ragged collection of galactic gamblers and space cowboys come together during this annual battle for both glory and one of the bar tab prizes up for grabs.

Sign-up when you register, or click here to secure your place on the list. Alternatively, if you really feel like a gamble, swing by on Wednesday 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 Support, an organisation that provides help and support for individuals in any area of the music industry who are suffering from alcoholism, addiction, emotional or mental health issues.

The Quantum Casino (The Hangar-Out Room)
21:00 - 00:00  | Wednesday 7 March 2018
Host: Emporium Presents

 

The Table Football Coupe du Galaxie 

A late-night battle of quick reactions and sometimes out-of-this-world skill, The Table Football Coupe de la Galaxie sees players compete in pairs for the smallest World Cup on Planet Earth.

Forget UEFA, this is more like UeFO, and with this year’s theme in mind, it’ll be squeaky bum time as successive attacking pairs probe each other’s defence.

Sign-up in pairs on the night as 22 little (green) men fight for glory on ILMC’s two tournament-certified tables. Be in The Space Bar with your co-player by 22:00 when the battle for universal recognition commences under the watchful eye of IQ’s Terry McNally.

The Space Bar (mezzanine level), Royal Garden Hotel
00:00 - 03:00  | Wednesday 7 March 2018

Thursday

09:30 - 10:30 Space Oddi-tea & Coffee Break
10:00 - 18:00 Conference Sessions
The full ILMC conference agenda will be published in February
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Encounters of the Second Kind
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch
16:00 - 17:00 Feld’s 'In Space No One Can Hear You' Ice Cream
Afternoon sugar fix with gifts for the kids back home
16:00 – 19:00 Association Meeting: CPA
Private association meeting for the Concert Promoters Association
 

Space Oddi-tea & Coffee Break

Intergalactic jet-lag is a killer, and with a busy morning of conferencing ahead, delegates can stock up on caffeinated drinks to get them through the following hours. Whether it’s rehydrating from the night before, or just sampling some of Earth’s most popular hot drinks, it’s all laid on.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
09:30 – 10:30  | Thursday 8 March 2018

 

Lunch Encounters of the Second Kind

With day two of ILMC fully underway, this two-hour lunch break will give delegates ample time to recharge and relax while making new contacts or just hanging out with old friends and colleagues.

The two-course buffet is a culinary exploration that includes a galaxy of hot and cold dishes, stellar desserts, and an optional pay bar.

The Mess Area (Park Terrace) & Bunker (lower ground floor), Royal Garden Hotel
12:30 - 14:30 | Thursday 8 March 2018
 

 

Feld’s 'In Space No One Can Hear You' Ice Cream

Any interplanetary visitors on the hunt for a refreshing mid-afternoon sugar fix need look no further than Feld Entertainment’s legendary frozen treats intermission. A welcome break from a busy afternoon of cosmic conferencing, Feld will be handing out mementos for the kids back home, just be sure to eat the ice cream before you pack…

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
16:00 - 17:00 | Thursday 8 March 2018
Host: Feld Entertainment

 

As always, the ILMC will be providing some of the music industry’s most influential associations with complimentary rooms for their private meetings.

16:00 – 19:00 |Concert Promoters Association (CPA) | Room 4

17:30 - 18:30 WME Happy Hour
Booze and booking agents!
19:30 - 21:30 Match of the Light Year Football
Annual soccer match featuring the UK versus the rest of the universe
19:30 - 00:00 The Gala-tic Dinner & Arthur Awards
A five-star gala evening featuring the Arthur Awards ceremony
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
22:30 - The end The ‘Drunk Side of the Moon’ Live Karaoke
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
 

WME Happy Hour

Invading another planet is thirsty work, so it's lucky that the team at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment will be on hand, once again, to revive and rejuvenate all the top interplanetary travellers. Offering both a pre-Gala Dinner drink, and a moment to wind down after Thursday’s meteoric meetings and panels, the WME Happy Hour is 60 'star'-studded minutes of complimentary booze and nibbles.

All ILMC delegates are welcome to attend, meet and mingle with the WME team and other guests. A stepping-stone between ILMC’s daytime schedule and evening events – including the Gala Dinner – it promises to be a popular interplanetary pit stop, and so early arrival is recommended

The Mess Room (Park Terrace)
17:30 - 18:30 | Thursday 8 March 2018
Host: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

 

 

Match of the Light Year Football

The Match of the Year showdown sees the UK take on the Rest of the Universe in a game of epic proportions, as the leading players of the live industry battle it out for 90-minutes.

Coaches will transport our space-ially aware contenders from the Royal Garden Hotel to the grounds and back again, allowing every opportunity for bragging rights in The Space Bar afterwards.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance, and players with more than two legs will not be allowed to compete (strictly no multipeds). To sign-up, click here.

The Hive Stadium
Camrose Avenue, London, HA8 6AG
(free space shuttles to and from the Royal Garden Hotel)
19:30 - 21:30 | Thursday 8 March 2018
Host: Aiken Promotions 

 

The Gala-tic Dinner & Arthur Awards

The Gala Dinner invites 350 of the live music industry's top alien investigators to climb aboard the ILMC spacecraft for an evening of galactic mayhem and award giving. Passengers will take a culinary journey through an exquisite five-star, four-course feast with a selection of fine wines to match. Along the astral trajectory, there’ll be stops for the annual ILMC pop quiz and some utterly unforgettable entertainment, before the star of the show: The Arthur Awards 2018, hosted by Emma Banks.

For full event and ticket information, click here. 

8Northumberland, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London
(free shuttles to and from the Royal Garden Hotel)
19:30 - 00:00  | Thursday 8 March 2018
Hosts: CSB Shows & Concerts | Roskilde

 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows delegates to catch some of London's hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. 
With the whole of London on our doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to identify. 

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out. 

Full details of available gigs will appear here in February 2018 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide.

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

 

The ‘Drunk Side of the Moon’ Live Karaoke

Be afraid. Be very afraid. You might wish you were on a distant planet, or even solar system, when the annual ILMC karaoke takes place - always the scene of a multitude of sins, all of them against music. Expect general mayhem, hilarity and some truly alien performances as the event stretches into the early hours of Friday morning.

This year’s karaoke will feature a live backing band (www.rockaoke.com), and an AirX Guitar competition that promises prizes for the most rock-god-like performances.

With boxes of props and costume inspiration on hand, this late-night scene of debauchery and silliness is an event not to miss, unless you're sober.

The Hangar-out Room (The York Suite), Royal Garden Hotel
22:30 - late | Thursday 8 March 2018
Host: AirX

Friday

10:00 - 11:00 The ET & Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Special Interest Meetings
Rooms available for private meetings
10:30 – 12:00 The Breakfast Meeting with Peter Mensch
The esteemed industry veteran reveals all to Ed Bicknell
​​​​​​​12:00 - 12:30 Mars Attacks Break
Cosmic confectionary!
12:30 - 13:30 Conference Sessions
The full ILMC conference agenda will be published in February
13:30 - 15:30 Invasion of the Buffet Snackers Lunch
Five-star Turkish lunch courtesy of TESDER
 

The ET & Coffee Break

Intergalactic jet-lag is a killer, and with a busy morning of conferencing ahead, delegates can stock up on caffeinated drinks to get them through the following hours. Whether it’s rehydrating from the night before, or just sampling some of Earth’s most popular hot drinks, it’s all laid on.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
10:00 - 11:00 | Friday 9 March 2018

 

Rooms 3 & 4, Lower Ground Floor

If you are inspired by the panels to put on an ILMC meeting of your own, or to continue a debate started at one of our other meetings, there are two rooms kept free for just this purpose.  Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – enquire at the Help Desk.

 

Mars Attacks Break

With the late morning conference sessions stretching a little later this year, delegates can stave-off the mid morning hunger pangs with a selection of chocolaty treats. Expect a selection of Star Bars, Mars Bars and Milky Ways, as well as other earthbound snacks…

The Bunker (lower ground floor), Royal Garden Hotel
12:00 - 12:30 | Friday 9 March 2018

 

Invasion of the Buffet Snackers Lunch

After a full morning conferencing, delegates can recharge over a final lunch, courtesy of TESDER, the Turkish promoters’ association.

It’s a two-hour window in which to discuss the meze-teries of the universe, while enjoying a five-‘star’ selection of Turkish delights. Delegates can hangar about after they’ve eaten to take part in the exciting Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw that immediately follows.

The Recreation Area (mezzanine), Royal Garden Hotel
13:30 - 15:30 | Friday 9 March 2018
Host: TESDER

 

13:30 – 14:15 The ILMC 30 Alien Autopsy
Greg Parmley invites delegates to share their thoughts and enjoy a glass of something
15:30 - 16:00 Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw
A host of luxurious prizes up for grabs with all proceeds going to charity
16:00 - 18:00 Closing Encounters of the Thirst Kind Drinks
A final glass of something bubbly to wrap up ILMC 30
18:00 - 20:00 The Final Countdown Dinner
It's Friday evening and London is on our doorstep...
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
 

Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw

The ILMC raises a significant amount of money every year for a charity 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 14:45 start for the chance to win some colossal prizes as our chosen charity - Music Support - benefits. But don’t forget - you must be in the room to win.

The Space Bar (mezzanine), Royal Garden Hotel

15:30 - 16:00 | Friday 10 March 2017

 

Closing Encounters of the Thirst Kind

What better way to wrap-up ILMC than with a glass or two of bubbles in the company of new friends, foreign bodies, and long-time colleagues from around the live music universe?

Immediately after the Nikos Fund Prize Draw, the Closing Encounters drinks invites all delegates to get-together before heading out for the evening, or returning to their own worlds in galaxies far, far away.

The Space Bar (mezzanine), Royal Garden Hotel
16:00 - 18:00 | Friday 9 March 2018

 

The Final Countdown Dinner 

As a launch pad to the weekend, the Final Countdown Dinner will see delegates head to Dirty Bones in Kensington, the upmarket US-style diner rated four-stars by Time Out for its “fun-loving atmosphere” and “pimped dude food”.

With a three-course menu ranging from flat-iron steak and slow ‘n’ low ribs, to mac and cheese, and other unidentified frying objects, it promises to be a last supper cooked to perfection.

After three days of conferencing and close encounters, it’s a moment to relax with friends, colleagues and other intergalactic travellers before the evening fun that follows. And as anyone who’s experienced ILMC’s closing dinners before knows, it pays to expect the unexpected.

Tickets for the dinner cost £60 in advance, and include a welcome drink, coffee, and some other top-secret elements.

Sign-up when you register or email registration@ilmc.com for more info.

Dirty Bones, 20 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London, W8 4EP
18:00 - 20:00 | Friday 9 March 2018

 

Access All Areas

ILMC's Access All Areas programme allows delegates to catch some of London's hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. 
With the whole of London on our doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to identify. 

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out. 

Full details of available gigs will appear here in February 2018 and can also be found in the Globetrotters Guide.

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