Giddings: 'Who are the headliners in 20 years? I have absolutely no idea'

James Hanley

A perceived lack of new festival headliners was a major bone of contention for promoters and agents at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).

More than 1,000 delegates attended the 27th edition of the gathering, held at Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel in London last week.

Speaking during The Open Forum: The directors’ report, the Isle of Wight Festival’s John Giddings said: “The problem is we’re not creating any new headliners. People keep asking who are the headliners in 20 ...

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