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A new international festival for the business of podcasting

The Podcast Show is a unique global gathering of the broad and diverse podcasting community. By day, the show will welcome industry pros, independent creators and business leaders to masterclasses, workshops and over 100 global brands. By night, The Podcast Show LIVE will take over London for 7 nights of live podcast shows across Islington, making this the biggest festival of its kind.

This breakthrough business event will play a pivotal role in celebrating and inspiring the podcasting world, at a crucial moment of unprecedented growth and change. As this increasingly influential scene continues to boom globally, London is perfectly primed as host city for the 2022 event. 

With the show taking place over two days and nights (25 + 26 May 2022 at The Business Design Centre, Islington) over 6,000 people will fill the vibrant heart of London’s media district and international gateway to Europe.

Welcoming the podcast industry by day, the event will present over 100 leading global brands, technologies and solution providers, supported by a world-class line-up of inspirational talent and content. Tickets will unlock access to masterclasses, workshops, feedback & advice, networking opportunities, and top keynote speakers exploring industry trends, ideas and thought leadership.  It’s shaping up to be a schmoozer’s dream.

And don’t forget your evening ticket for The Podcast Show 2022 LIVE. Open to a bigger audience by night, the show’s evening programme promises an unforgettable shindig. The Podcast Show 2022 LIVE (21-29 May 2022) is a unique chance for listeners to experience their number one shows brought to life, with exclusive live broadcasts, drinks and fringe entertainment. Surrounded by the electric vibe of London’s best-loved venues, The Podcast Show 2022 LIVE takes the freshest new shows (and some pretty big-hitters) public. If you’ve ever wanted to cosy up IRL to your podcast hero, now’s your chance.





The Podcast Show 2022 is brought to you by AV Media & Events Limited, a company led by Jason Carter & Tim Etchells, two of the UK's foremost events directors, both with a longstanding track record of delivering world-class, landmark festivals and events in the UK and internationally.

Jason Carter's (Festival Director) career in the live events sector spans roles including Head of Events for all BBC Radio, where he created and executed flagship shows including Radio 1's Big Weekend, BBC 6Music Festival, 1Xtra Live and Radio 1's Teen Awards, through to being appointed director at Amazon Prime Events. Jason played a pivotal part in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad as Festival Director for Radio 1's Hackney Weekend attended by 100,000+ people, and also led the delivery of Radio 1’s Coldplay, One Direction and Katy Perry shows as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. Outside of events, Jason is a Trustee and also Chair of The Creative Advisory Board for Help Musicians UK, and is additionally responsible for creating the UK's largest new music platform, BBC Introducing, in 2007. Jason is Event Director for the BBC Music Introducing LIVE festival currently held in Tobacco Dock, London.

Tim Etchells (Director) has spent the last 30 years creating and launching over 50 new events and exhibitions around the world. The Podcast Show will be the 10th Show that Tim has launched at The Business Design Centre. Tim has been behind delivering household-name events, globally, including Top Gear Live, The Television Show, London Fashion Week, BBC Countryfile Live, and the BBC Good Food Show, and in 2017, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award by the UK's Association of Event Organisers. Tim also has an unrivalled reputation for delivering worldwide events in the art sector, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, Taipei Dangdai and Art SG.

Tom Billington (Content Director) is an award winning content creative and executive with over 13 years experience in the audio business. Tom has led flagship editorial and projects across the whole BBC Radio portfolio, including the BBC’s London 2012 Olympics coverage, Ariana Grande’s One Love Concert in Manchester, and Glastonbury. Tom has won commissions for, and oversaw, key programme strands across BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music and 1Xtra, as well as developing and launching chart topping podcasts. Tom was most recently Editor of BBC Music Introducing, leading the platform through its most successful period ever. Alongside being Creative Director of the Podcast Show 2022, Tom is building a business venture in the thriving global audio industry.


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