ILMC - crowd disorder discussion
The ‘Venue’s Venue’ panel at the ILMC with James Drury, Professor Chris Kemp, Emma Bownes, John Drury, Sybil Franke, Katie Musham and Detlef Kornett.

An increase in crowd disorder and unruly behaviour has been reported at live events since the pandemic.

This issue is complex and was recently discussed by the ‘Venue’s Venue’ panel at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in London.

Our CEO, Professor Chris Kemp, suggested that…

“This is about an audience recovering from the immense impact and emotional challenges caused by a pandemic…”

“…fans who had bought tickets pre-Covid were attending the rescheduled shows “in a completely different mindset” and were harder to impress and less patient as a result.”

“We’ve also seen a concomitant rise in challenges in society, and […] the recognition of autism, Tourette’s, ADHD and other, often hidden, conditions…That’s been quite an interesting development, alongside difficulties with mental health.”

For the full discussion, please click on the button here for the IQ Magazine article…

At Mind Over Matter Consultancy Ltd (MOM) we are renowned for our expert knowledge, quality course portfolio and pioneering alternative approach to problem solving. We are experts in the fields of event safety, risk management, leadership, crowd safety, emergency planning, crowd science and counter terrorism. Our imaginative and dynamic approach enables us to fulfil our mission to inspire tomorrow’s leaders and create safer spaces.

Professor Chris Kemp is the CEO of Mind Over Matter Consultancy. Find out more about him here…

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) is the leading annual gathering of professionals involved in the global touring, festival and live entertainment industries. ILMC 35 took place from 28 February – 3 March 2023.