The Podcast Show 2023 Is Back!

Following the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural show, The Podcast Show is now truly positioned as THE international event for the business of podcasting.

Last May, we brought together over 9,500 visitors, across the day and night of the festival, from every corner of the world – from the east and west coasts of the US to Mexico, China, South Korea, Australia, and all across Europe. The show delivered some of the most recognizable faces in podcasting including: Louis Theroux and My Dad Wrote A Porno, through to leading players in the business.

We’re back, we’re bigger and more ambitious than before, with more venues, more content, major players and bigger names!

By day the global podcast community will gather under one roof at the Business Design Centre, 24 – 25 May, in the heart of London’s buzzing borough of Islington.

We are delighted to announce our first group of partners for next year. Headliners will be Amazon Music | Wondery and Acast and returning as official partners to the show are Audioboom, BBC Sounds, and Global.

Also joining the show will be an impressive list of partners and exhibitors including Audible, Sony Music Entertainment, Patreon, Trition Digital, BetterHelp, Insanity, Podopolo, Fresh Air, Crowd Network, AdTonos, Ponders, AudioUK, Pod Bible,The Radio Academy, The Podcast Academy, BCMA, Libsyn, Adelicious,, Shure, Diety Microphones, Black Cat Music, Cloud Mics, POW PR, Podcast Radio, Call Me by Vortex, Stak, TBI Media, Sontronics, Creative, Mackie, PRX, Alitu, and Auddy with many more set to be announced between now and the festival next May.

A massive 500+ brands attended in 2022 to meet the podcast community and this is set to grow in 2023. We’ll be doubling the size of our Brand Works Theatre on the main show floor and delighted to announce this will be presented by Global in association with Campaign Magazine – expect to see some of the biggest brands and media agencies face-to-face with podcast creators.

We’ll also be dialing up content across the show for independent podcast creators, the lifeblood of the podcast industry. The Creator’s Corner, newly partnered with one of our headline partners, Acast, is back giving creators even more chances to meet up & seek advice from key figures in the industry and we’ll be launching a brand new feature called Create & Play… watch this space!

Also new for 2023, is PodHouse, an exclusive area located at the heart of the show-floor that will host back to back networking drinks receptions. These ‘invitation only’ events will be hosted by leading organizations in talent, brands, production and advertising… a place to get deals done!

Expect even more networking opportunities at next year’s show from day time gatherings in our central Hub Bar, end of show day drinks events and all manner of evening parties for attendees…

And finally, we are super excited to bring a major new addition to The Podcast Show 2023. We can announce an exclusive Launch Party & Preview Night on Tuesday 23 May, the eve of the show. With a limited number of tickets on offer, this promises to be the hottest podcasting ticket in town and will include; complementary drinks, very special guest appearances, exclusive industry announcements, DJ sets and a few other surprises! Plus, your 2 day pass to the main day business festival.

And if that’s not enough, by night, we’ll have another week-long live podcast festival.

This year we brought you The Podcast Show LIVE, 15 live shows including; British Scandal, Kermode & Mayo’s Take and The Receipts, to name a few. Get ready for 2023 as the program will double in size with 30 live podcasts from 23-28 May, celebrating world class talent and bringing your favorite voices to life in major venues across Islington, London.

Tickets go on sale early January 2023 as well as a host of new programme announcements.

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.

Largest Podcast Business Festival Outside North America Comes to the UK

AV Media & Events (AVME), a joint venture between SME London and GetOnMedia, announced the launch of inaugural festival The Podcast Show which will take place at The Business Design Centre London on 26th & 27th May 2021. The Podcast Show will deliver the biggest festival for the business of podcasting in Europe and will welcome the entire podcasting community from around the globe.

Held over two days, the event features a series of industry panels with over 250 speakers, workshops, masterclasses, live podcast matinees, major industry keynotes, international networking, ‘In Conversation With” discussions and exhibitor/partner activations.

The Podcast Show will welcome 6,000 attendees across two days including industry professionals, business leaders, podcast fans and the next generation of the podcasting community. Centrally located in London’s media district, moments away from the Eurostar and rest of Europe, The Podcast Show will be the largest podcast B2B and consumer show outside of North America. The Podcast Show is the ultimate networking event, whether you are in the business of podcasting, new to podcasting, an independent creator, publisher or IP owner, or looking to innovate and improve your craft.

The Podcast Show will play host to a series of standout show features, such as the ‘Brands & Advertising Exchange’ and the ‘International Pavilion’, as well as a series of stages created to both inspire and showcase emerging podcasting talent, including ‘Rise Up Platforms’, ‘Pitch A Podcast’, a ‘Creator Centre’ – with a whole host more to be announced.

With the entire podcasting community from around the world gathering under one roof, The Podcast Show also proudly presents an evening ‘festival fringe’ style programme hosted at venues around Islington, with major live podcast shows from well-known global talent – more information and full schedule to be announced.

Spotify will be an official Lead Partner of The Podcast Show 2021, exclusively sponsoring the headline venue at The Business Design Centre London. The Origin Theatre hosted by Spotify will be home to the biggest industry names and talent in the podcast world, with a range of daily sessions, live podcasts, ‘In Conversations’, exclusive appearances and more. As well as sponsoring the main daytime theatre, Spotify will also be positioned at the heart of the show reaching out to content creators.

As well as the show’s focus on the day to day business of podcasting, The Podcast Show will also appeal to the next generation of podcast creators by delivering extensive workshops and sessions, entertaining and engaging panels – a fully inclusive show for future podcasters.

Pledging to support the Equality in Audio Pact, The Podcast Show encourages and nurtures continued opportunities, including supporting gender balance, minority groups including LGBTQIA+ and ethnic diversity among panelists, speakers and those in attendance. For more information about the act, visit

Tickets for The Podcast Show will be on sale from October 2020 at the shows website Visit for any partner & exhibitor enquiries, as well as further announcements on speakers, live shows, entry prices, on-sale dates and further important information.

Ensuring the best experience for everyone, The Podcast Show will be adhering to the Government’s current social distancing rules to protect members of the public, crews and staff at all times, if applicable, in May 2021.