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Hire your favourite festival bands with Headliner. Forget the rain, mud and soggy tents that are associated with UK festivals. The music is the most important thing and makes the difference between the good and great festivals.

Whether your festival band covers Balkan Gypsy Jazz, Delta Blues or good old fashioned Rock n Roll, we have an amazing lineup for you to choose from.

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a local festival band for your event.

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      Band act for hire
      DISCO LIZARDS are an indie rock band based in London and also DJ. We write and release our own material but can also provide an absolutely rocking covers set too. We love playing music and having fun entertaining people. DJing - they throw the ultimate party with several residencies ...
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      Fee from £300
    • Killerstream

      Band act for hire
      Killerstream deliver a cool mix of fresh new pop/rock tracks to pure classic tunes. We can customise our sets from our repertoire at the clients request. Our Lead singer always gets the crowd dancing without fail. If you want to party, and party hard, we are what your looking for. From the ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • The Upsiders

      Band act for hire
      The Upsiders are 5 piece band specialising in Funk, Soul, Pop and Folk music. With their diverse backgrounds in theatre, classical music, jazz, rock, blues and pop, they can cover all areas of music. The Upsiders members met in 2012 at Coventry University, all studying music composition. Since ...
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      Fee from £950
    • Party On Up

      Trio act for hire
      Party On Up are a power trio, for a small set up they have a huge sound which packs more punch than some 10 piece bands! They take all the best bits of a DJ set and a Live Band set and combine them together. They have cleverly put together medleys of hit songs so the dance floor can stay full ...
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      Fee from £1149
    • Electric Ocean

      Band act for hire
      Hello and welcome to the Headliner page of East Anglia’s premier Wedding & Function band, Electric Ocean. We're one of the the most popular wedding and function bands in Essex and Suffolk with over 45 years combined gigging experience and an average age of 25. Our 4 piece band provide a ...
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      Fee from £1595
    • Jazz Retrospective

      Band act for hire
      Jazz Retrospective perform classic Jazz standards from Swing, Latin, Jazz Waltz & beyond with a focus on warm tones and hypnotising melodies that makes them the perfect background accompaniment to events both large and small. Featuring a selection of top UK Jazz musicians this accomplished band ...
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      Fee from £999
    • The Curious Incident

      Band act for hire
      We're The Curious Incident from London. We make Pop/Rock with a Caribbean twist that tastes like the spice of Hot-Sauce and the nice of Lemonade and makes your troubles melt away. We're just as comfortable playing for thousands of people at festivals as we are playing weddings, office parties ...
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      Fee from £300
    • Dust Me Down Blues Band

      Band act for hire
      Dust Me Down Blues Band is based in London and is composed of professional musicians, well-known in London's blues scene. Ray Wallen is an experienced singer and harp player; he played in several music bands such as Doctor Blue blues band, The Chameleons etc.. Davide Mazzantini is a tasteful ...
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      Fee from £400
    • The Ukes of Hazzard

      Duo act for hire
      The Ukes of Hazzard are an exciting new alternative to your typical event entertainment, playing many songs you know and love but with a fun and quirky twist! The Ukulele takes centre-stage in this flexible multipurpose combo which can be booked with one to four (or more) musicians including ...
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      Fee from £685
    • Simon James

      Solo act for hire
      Simon James O’Driscoll who just goes by the stage name of Simon James was born on the 17th July 1995 in Dublin, Ireland. Acting Simon was introduced to the world of acting at the young age of six when he played ‘Cathal’ Veronica Guerin’s son in the film of the same name. His introduction ...
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      Fee from €750
    • Batch Gueye Band

      Band act for hire
      Batch Gueye Band is a six-piece band, bringing traditional music and dance from Senegal to the UK. Together with a tight band of exceedingly skilled musicians, Batch Gueye consistently delivers striking recordings and dynamic live performances. Their music is a perfect combination of ...
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      Fee from £750
    • King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band

      Band act for hire
      * EXOTIC SOUNDS AND AROMAS… Having performed at festivals including Bestival and Secret Garden Party and at top venues in cities including London, Glasgow and Paris, KLFSDB know how to create a unique experience blending live aroma-making, costumes and projections with their original mixture of ...
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      Fee from £800
    • Maya & The Brassberries

      Band act for hire
      Maya and The Brassberries is a 6-piece unique sounding London based vocals + brass band, consisting of one of the finest musicians coming from renowned music schools such as the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity College of Music and Middlesex University. The band plays creative ...
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      Fee from £900
    • The Jake Leg Jug Band

      Band act for hire
      The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. They have gained a reputation as a lively, feel-good band and dress in period clothing to ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • Tantz

      Band act for hire
      4**** “this is not the first time anyone has pushed the boundaries of klezmer, but I have not heard anything quite like this” (Songlines, 2015) Over the last few years, Leeds' based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • The Dancing Birds

      Band act for hire
      Led by siblings Matty & Julia Gurry, The Dancing Birds have recently relocated to London from their hometown of Melbourne, Australia. This highly competent band truly have a CV that "wows" & bring with them their faultless musical quality, boundless energy, diverse category/style of tunes, ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • Mimika

      Band act for hire
      Mimika is a London based art music ensemble of up to 18 musicians, performing original music by composer and bandleader Mak Murtic. Critics have dubbed it sci-fi balkan, space jazz & contemporary world music. Mimika have played around major London venues (The Vortex, RichMix, Forge, Pizza ...
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      Fee from £1300
    • The Wanderland Band

      Band act for hire
      The London-based Wanderland Band is a group of four gifted musicians who have an ingenious approach to entertaining the crowds. Offering a completely unplugged performance, the band immerse themselves in your event and freely roam the venue while playing well-known favourites from the past to ...
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      Fee from £1380
    • The Fontanas

      Band act for hire
      THE FONTANAS STYLE:  Brazilian Funk  / Latin Ska The Fontanas get the party started. As festival veterans, they deliver an upbeat live-set that gets audiences bouncing around like carnival come early. Their sound consists of Funky Brazilian influences with jump up Latin vibes. ...
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      Fee from £1650
    • London Brass All Stars

      Band act for hire
      London Brass Allstars draw from the cream of London's modern brass musicians. Playing a mix of upbeat New Orleans music and fun covers, expect to see familiar faces from one of the world's leading modern brass bands, Hackney Colliery Band, the parent band of LBAS*; but most of all, expect a huge ...
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      Fee from £2000
    • Johnny2bad (UB40 tribute)

      Johnny2bad Bio: Johnny2bad are an 8 piece UB40 tribute band, who perform the music of the legendary Reggae act presenting their Dazzling live shows to audiences up and down the country both here and abroad. They present an unmatched tribute to one of the greatest Reggae bands to come out of the ...
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    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local festival bands not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a festival band has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a festival band.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding festival bands for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring festival bands for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a festival band for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a festival band near me" or "festival bands near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a festival band.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a festival band, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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