ICMP Live Event and Festival Work 2023

Find out where our students and alumni are working this summer... 



The festival season has well and truly arrived with many ICMP students and alumni from our Music Business and Entrepreneurship and Live Event Management programmes working at some of the summer’s top events. 

From Secret Garden Party to Wilderness via Glastonbury and Reading, there are a huge amount of events taking place and it’s brilliant to see our students taking advantage of these opportunities. 

Many of the students have utilised their own networks and connections or those of plugged in tutors and Programme Leaders to find roles. Elsewhere, ICMP alumni are actively recruiting ICMP students, providing opportunities for their peers and recognising their value and calibre. 

Jamie Johnston, ICMP Live Event Management Programme Leader, said: "We create opportunities and develop a proactive mindset in our students. Some of them are in their first summer break, working for live music agencies who work with some of the biggest artists in the world."

I’m very pleased to see how we’ve engendered a community spirit that makes people want to get involved, collaborate and share opportunities."

Here we’ll find out more about our students and alumni and the fields you’ll be able to find them working in this summer.

You can also learn where our ICMP community will be performing

Izzy Eddies 


Our BA Music Business and Entrepreneurship student Izzy Eddies is returning to work at Wilderness Festival this summer. 

Izzy’s role is as Programming Assistant so working with agents and programmers. 

She worked for Live Nation and Festival Republic across multiple events over the course of summer of 2022, including Creamfields South and Creamfields North after tutor Jamie Johnston and the ICMP Music Business Faculty facilitated an introduction to the team. 

"I was under the impression that I would go to work, get the job done, go home and get on with my summer but when I returned from Creamfields I’d made some amazing friends, unforgettable memories and had my next job lined up."

Read our interview with Izzy on her experiences and how she has recruited ICMP peers and artists to work at Wilderness. 

Elle Marie 

Elle will be returning to Secret Garden Party as Press Liaison after working at the event back in 2022. 

She will also be at Stormzy's huge London show in August, 'This is What We Mean' day held in collaboration with All Points East. 

Commenting on her experiences, Elle said: "I thoroughly enjoyed meeting like-minded people within the music industry. I have been able to learn so much and I’m so grateful to have been given this opportunity."

This experience will be so valuable to not only my course but the knowledge I will carry with me throughout my career within the music industry, wherever that may go. I can’t thank Jamie and ICMP enough for all of the opportunities they have showered us with so far!"

Luke Bourne 

Luke is a student on the BA Live Event Management degree and will be spending time at a variety of events this summer, including at London's Finsbury Park and the Reading Festival.

His role will include working as a Radio Shack Assistant at these big events. 

Commenting, Luke said: "I decided to work in the Radio Shack as it aligns with my goal of trying to expand my network and skills base as much as possible. I'm hoping I will get to meet loads of people on a variety of senior roles. My aim is to extend my network and further my understanding of the live events sector."

Hannah Ongers 


BA Live Event Management student Hannah Ongers has secured an internship at artist management company, CAA.

The agency is one of the world’s leading artist management agencies, working with some of today’s biggest music stars including Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Black Eyed Peas and many more. 

She said:

I don’t think I would have been able to get this internship without all the knowledge I’ve learned at ICMP. Even after just completing my first year I have gained so much." 

Cristy Taviner 


Our BA Music Business and Entrepreneurship alumna Cristy Taviner has enjoyed opportunities and success across a range of areas of the music industry. 

In 2023, Cristy joined Bristol-based festival and event promotion company Team Love as Artists Accreditation Manager. Team Love are a key player in the world-renowned Glastonbury festival, overseeing the festival's massively popular Wow! stage, which has become the festival’s go-to destination for forward-thinking dance music. 

She worked at the festival itself and will be at a number of other events over the summer months. 

Read our Success Story profile with Cristy

Killian Glemas

Current student Killian has been keeping busy at the Finsbury Park gig series including shows with Pulp, The 1975 and Jamie T.

Commenting, Killian said: "I am looking to develop my skills running music events and contextualise my skills set within larger events to build my confidence in running larger events myself." 

All of these opportunities have come through contacts I have made at ICMP and through other work I have done over the course of the last year."

Emily Williams 


ICMP's Music Business and Entrepreneurship alumna Emily Williams has been working at Outernet, one of London's most exciting creative spaces. 

Located on Denmark Street, an area rich with music history, this new venue has played host to an array of mind-blowing shows from Duran and Duran and Jai Paul. 

Commenting, Emily said: "It was only after I got the job at Outernet that I knew the live industry was for me."

"It’s taken me a while to figure it out, it’s definitely a journey when you’re going through uni and you’re being exposed to all these different things."

The industry is so broad, there are so many roles - it’s that combination of real-life experience and industry knowledge I've picked up on the course that landed me where I am today."

Romy Hubert

Our Music Business and Entrepreneurship student Romy Hubert is among one of the latest to land a music industry job, now working as a Finance and Admin Assistant with Festival Republic.

Her job is to work on artist payments, but I can also work on other tasks such as credit cards and permit free scheme, an initiative that allows foreign artists that come to certain UK festivals to be exempt of visa requirements.

Commenting on the role, Romy said: "ICMP has equipped me for the job by giving me a well rounded knowledge of the music business industry, especially when it comes to understanding the dynamic between artist, agent and promoter." 

Get to know Romy more in our recent Spotlight feature.

Equally focused on Music Business & Entrepreneurship

The music business is an incredibly competitive environment – and over the last 30 years, ICMP has developed and refined a cutting-edge degree that now focuses equally on entrepreneurship. We’re the first music school in the UK to recognise that you need to understand not just marketing, management, finance, digital, creativity and all the structures and quirks that make the industry unique, but also how to forge your own path, create your own job, and change the future for the better. With access to ICMP’s fully equipped music facilities, exclusive industry events, masterclasses and a peerless contact network, we have it all covered.

To completely immerse yourself in your music career, email our friendly Admissions Team at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk or call them on 020 7328 0222.

School of Music Business
by ICMP staff writer
July 5, 2023
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