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Independent Label Market returns to London in May

The annual celebration of independent music will see pop-ups from Ninja Tune, Ghostly and many more


Independent Label Market (ILM) has announced that it will return to Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross on Saturday, 20th May.

The annual celebration of independent music returns after last year's event — which also included a Manchester edition — and will feature pop-up stalls by imprints including Ninja Tune, Ghostly, AD, !K7, Bella Union, Rough Trade and many more. Labels will be selling vinyl rarities, merchandise, test pressings and more.

Beyond the labels, artists including Spelling Mistakes Costs Lives, Hand Jazz and Kam Creates will be selling their work, and London Brewers’ Market will be serving drinks. There will also be DJ sets throughout the day and The Standard will host the official ILM afterparty. Check out the full line-up below.

For more information on the event, visit the Independent Label Market website.

Independent Label Market has been celebrating independent music and labels since its very first edition in London in 2011. A number of editions have taken place each year in the years since.

Back in December, Universal acquired a 49% stake in [PIAS] independent music company.