26th April 2022 Venue: The Royal Garden Hotel. City: London

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) will return in person for its 2022 edition, celebrating the entertainment world’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The three-day ILMC 34 event will welcome 1,200 of the world’s top live music professionals from over 40 countries to its longstanding home, the Royal Garden Hotel, which will be reopening in early April following an extensive refurbishment.

Carrying over the online benefits of ILMC 33’s ‘Virtually Live’ lockdown event, ILMC 34 will use a hybrid model, with conference sessions available on demand to delegates for 30 days after the event.

2022 will see the Green Events & Innovations conference take place within the main conference programme on Friday 29 April, and the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) taking place on Tuesday 26 April. IPM is expanding its programming in 2022 to include a day-long tranche of sessions by the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S).

This year’s Arthur Awards, which take place as part of ILMC’s ‘Great Indoors’ Gala Dinner, will take place on Thursday 28 April at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel.

With thousands of votes compiled from professionals around the world, The Arthur Awards see 350 of the live industry’s great and good gather to recognise a handful of lucky winners taking home one of the cherished statuettes.

Emma Banks will again take on hosting duties after fronting last year’s virtual edition, which was streamed live to thousands around the globe.

The Gala will consist of a champagne reception followed by a five-star, four course feast prepared by award-winning chefs.

The International Live Music Conference has been the foremost meeting place for live music professionals worldwide for over 30 years. In addition to its main conference, ILMC also produces the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM), the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), Futures Forum, The Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) and the International Festival Forum (IFF).

Companies and partners supporting ILMC 34 include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim, Tysers, ASM Global, DEAG, TADC, Showsec, Semmel Concerts, Oak View Group, Feld Entertainment, Megaforce, The Harlem Globetrotters, eps, and Universe.