International Podcast Festival, The Podcast Show, Arrives in Islington, London, UK

The new international festival for podcasting, The Podcast Show 2022, is set to welcome 6,000 people for a one-of-a-kind vibrant event for industry professionals, independent podcast creators, business leaders, emerging talent and fans alike. The festival will take place across two days at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London on 25 & 26 May 2022. Delegate day passes for The Podcast Show 2022 are on sale now at Prices start from only £55 with a limited number of  £30 tickets are for those aged 30 and under.

The Podcast Show 2022 will bring together the audio and broadcast industry under one roof to learn, do business and network. In the heart of the City’s media district, the festival is just a stone’s throw away from Kings Cross London and the Eurostar, the gateway to the rest of Europe.

Produce by AV Media & Events (AVME), a joint venture between SME London and GetOnMedia, the festival will celebrate podcasting, plus its huge popularity and growth. It will also support the newest podcast creators and help shape the future of podcasting.

The Podcast Show 2022 will host 150 in-person panels and sessions with industry leaders, discussing everything from what commissioners, ad buyers, and potential funders are looking for, through first-class marketing campaigns, how to succeed and how to avoid a flop. There will be a wide range of talks to fit attendees at every stage in their careers, whether just starting out or seasoned professionals.

Delegates can also expect unrivaled international networking opportunities with executives and decision makers, offering a chance to be face-to-face with some of the biggest global organizations in the podcasting world, all showcasing many aspects of their business at the show with activation stages and more. Brands confirmed include Spotify, Amazon Music, Acast, BBC Sounds, Global, Wonder, Sony Music Entertainment, Audioboom, Anchor, Megaphone, Ponders, IAB UK, The Guardian and Broadcast.

The Podcast Show 2022 will also provide masterclasses, chances to meet the experts, feedback and advice centres through a creator’s corner, networking bars, partner activations and a smattering of very special guests, too. The festivals ‘Brand Works’ on the main show floor will be a central hub to bring brands and advertisers together with podcast creators. Expect global industry leaders, recognizable talent, and brands around every corner.

With over 350 speakers, attendees can expect to hear from award-winning creatives, podcasters and rising stars. Exciting new additions to the programme include Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces, alongside Happy Place’s Fearne Cotton; Wondery’s CEO Jen Sargent; Acast’s CEO Ross Adams; Tolani; Audrey and Milena from Spotify Exclusive podcast The Reciepts; My Dad Wrote a Porno, The Observer’s audio critic Miranda Sawyer, Podnews’ James Cridland, BBC’s Nihal Arthanayake and Soundtracking’s Edith Bowman. The full lineup for The Podcast Show 2022 will be announced shortly.

The Podcast Show 2022 are committed to supporting the future of the industry and nurturing the next steps in their careers. It will be the world’s leading event to discover diverse, emerging and under-represented podcast creator talent.