Festival sessions confirmed for ILMC 27
The full ILMC 27 agenda goes live next week and with more panels and workshops this year, some sectors of the business are getting more attention than ever. One of those is the ever-popular festival market...here's a quick preview:
On Friday 6 March, Festival Forum: The Indestructibles? sees FKP Scorpio CEO Stephan Thanscheidt lead an all-star discussion on the health of the international market and the ongoing effects of consolidation. Confirmed speakers for the session include Eric van Eerdenburg (Mojo Concerts/Lowlands) and Dany Hassenstein (Paleo Festival).
Friday also sees a standout session from the new workshop schedule… Festivalisation: Giving your event a soul, where Fruzsina Szép (Hörstmann Unternehmensgruppe/Berlin Festival, MELT!, splash!, Lollapalooza Berlin) and Chris Tofu (Continental Drifts, Glastonbury’s Shangri-Las) lead delegates through making a festival site truly unique and memorable, with case studies and tips on building a strong identity for an event.
Next, Saturday 7 March sees Hugh Phillimore (Cornbury Festival) tackle the third dedicated festival session: Festival Income: Fields of green. The panel will discuss the emerging new revenue streams for festival promoters, from cashless through live streaming and beyond.