ILUVLIVE is a live music event that launched in London in June 2004 and has now become the UKs premier homegrown live music night. Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Professor Green, Maverick Sabre, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Chip, Tinchy Stryder, Katy B, Wretch 32 and NDubz are just a few of the acts that we supported, often years before they were signed.
We now have fortnightly or monthly residencies in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester and quarterly events in Brighton, Leicester and Southampton. We also host the quarterly definitive music industry showcase, Radar in association with Music Week and Music Connex.
At all regional and none acoustic shows we provide a house band for acts that don’t have their own and for many of our best-loved MC’s, ILUVLIVE was their first taste of performing with a live band. We provide great networking opportunities as well as an important performance platform and often have famous faces dropping by as well as a healthy quota of music and industry in attendance.
We have been featured extensively on MTV Base and Flava TV and broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. For our tenth birthday in June 2014, we held an event headlined by Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy with surprise guest Jessie J.
We have a record label via which Izzy Bizu released her debut EP (now signed to Sony/Epic) and offer a range or artist services and industry workshops. We also run an annual artist development programme taking on between three and five acts a year. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the years we have secured Arts Council and PRS Foundation funding to help develop our projects and are now an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation having secured three years funding.
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“iluvlive was a great platform for me. One of the first times performing alongside a live band, it really opened my eyes to it all as I always wanted to use a live band. I can remember I was really excited when they asked me to perform I nearly brought my whole estate along to watch lol”
Saj Ismael – PR Account Executive for Spring PR and HUGO BOSS Urban Rules campaign
“ iluvlive is a great platform for up and coming artists and the place to find the next ‘one to watch’. It is synonymous with good music”
Rich Castillo- Shalit Global /NDubz Manager
“ iluvlive is one of the cutting edge showcase nights for new UK urban music. If you're trying to break a newcomer it’s essential to get them on this night. Commercial pop industry people look to iluvlive for tip offs and take it very seriously’
Joseph Kentish A&R Universal
“ILUVLIVE is a crucial night as it covers an area of music which is under represented. Live will continue to be a conspicuously well attended and appreciated evening.”
"I luv live is one of the first music nights where I performed my songs, so it holds a special place in my heart. Its an amazing night for the UK music scene the vibe, the atmosphere was always on so creative. Lovely".
ILUVLIVE provides a great opportunity for young, up and coming artists to get their music heard by industry insiders and music lovers. Its a great and necessary platform'
'I've supported iluvlive a number of times over the years because i think its important that credible nights that support new talent are given support by more established acts too. I even curated an event for them in January 2012, which was crazy. Its always a great crowd at iluvlive'
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“It was a great laugh performing at iluvlive this night, good people, good atmosphere, great to have nights like this going strong after 8 years.”
“The atmosphere was so hype at iluvlive, it was always great. To get up and perform, even though it was impromptu was a buzz.”
'After the first time i performed at ILUVLIVE, Ras Kwame suggested us for SXSW where Strummerville spotted us and they contributed to our tour support of Plan B, which really helped put us on the map. It was a great platform for us and is always a great vibe!’
ILUVLIVE put me on really early in my career but as soon as I had been on, I really took off! Its a great opportunity to give UK artists exposure'
'I performed at iluvlive a number of times prior to getting signed and they always put together really good and diverse line ups. Its a great crowd too and good to have nights like this still going strong after 8 years.
‘iluvlive was a great opportunity for me. It’s where I met Naughty Boy which led to me featuring on tracks with artists like Chip and Wiley’
Soundbwoy – Producer/ Director
“ it’s a relaxed and eclectic showcase that gives artists the freedom to express themselves and network. It is also a good place to get a publishing deal”
Dj Ironik- Musician
“iluvlive is good because its not just your normal event where people are jumping around, it’s a time to hear good music and real music. The music industry can see artists they look up to in a different setting”T